We had to beat upwind all day and it was fun! Because there was time, space and sun we were enjoying it. Along the way there were seven huge ferries and cruise ships we had to watch out for. Now we’re moored at a tiny island – with a museum. At the beginning of the… Artikel ansehen
Good bye Ålands, together with the Finnish archipelago the most beautiful area to be at with a boat! Hello Sweden and the Stockholm archipelago!
A little bike ride, couple geocaches while the sun was shining in the morning, since then it’s been raining. Meaning: there is a lot of time for reading, and for planning. The result is a change of plans. Since the weather forecast for Sunday has gradually changed we’d probably have to beat upwind. So we’ll… Artikel ansehen
A little bit of sailing and then there was this beautiful narrow passage for about 5nm. You notice the hammocks on the porch of that little beach-house? No beach but I wouldn’t know another name for it. Here in Degerby we’ll probably stay for tomorrow. The weather forecast predicts nasty weather, also we have two… Artikel ansehen
Today, on this very short and sunny trip, it was mainly sailing again! And because of the short distances we have time for other activities. So there was time for this old church, unfortunately locked, and for geocaching again. In the harbor there are bicycles you can use, but the last 150 yards meant walking… Artikel ansehen
Another nice day with sun and strong wind! We were able to sail half of today’s distance, used the motor for the other half towards the wind through the narrow passage between the islands. Sometimes, when you can imagine the buoys and other markers gone, it feels like exploring unknown land because there is no… Artikel ansehen
1005 nautical miles are behind, and just about as many before us! Probably we’ve also reached our northernmost position at N60°19′ today. And we’re one hour back to CEST. And we’ve had another beautiful day, one reason for that being that we changed plans. We have to go west, and we wanted to go west… Artikel ansehen
The last three days were very different. From Estonia over to Finland we had a tailwind which meant a boat rolling in all directions, and my stomach doesn’t really like that. I don’t have to throw up, just don’t feel well. But this wind took us across the Gulf of Finland. Yesterday was perfect for… Artikel ansehen
The server for the blog seems to be down, so I’ll just try this, can’t even check if 43 is correct. Everything alright here and hopefully more tomorrow!
We’ve left Estonia after only 4 stops and have now arrived in Finland. 5 stops in Latvia and Estonia together was much less than we had planned but maybe our planning was naive. Or maybe travelling by sailboat just is difficult to plan. Anyhow, we do have to think about coming back and 3 1/2… Artikel ansehen