That makes 6 weeks, quite a while but it feels as if it had been much more! Yesterday we treated us with supper in this very special restaurant, called a Champagne Bar. The food was delicious and despite the name they served good beer. Then there was another nice sundown, pretending the whole… Artikel ansehen
Another day of mixed weather: we had a lot of sunshine but also a heavy but short thundershower. The strong wind made us fast and the waves were moderate because we were downwind from the island. Tomorrow we’ll stay here because the same wind when crossing to Finland wouldn’t be so nice. Geocaching showed me… Artikel ansehen
When we left Kaivastu it also meant going back, west. At E023°23.7′ this was as far east as we’d get. Kaivastu said farewell with nice weather and we had reason to hope for a relaxed day. And that’s what it was for a little while, a bit slow but OK! Then this black cloud developed… Artikel ansehen
It rained almost all day, so the phone stayed in the pocket, so no pictures. Only this one because just before we reached Kuivastu on Muhu the sun came out and these ferries, connecting Muhu and the Estonian mainland, appeared. From the distance the blue one looked like a police car.
We stayed in port once more and had several excuses/reasons: – we sailed for two days yesterday, – stormy weather today and – Kuressaare is close. So we took the bus (free public transportation) to visit this nice town but especially the Episcopal Castle from the 14th century. Large parts are used for different museums…. Artikel ansehen
That was a long day! We had 60nm to go to Roomassaare on Saarema in Estonia. So we left early (7.30) but after two hours we had to use the motor because the wind died down and the sea looked like something we call ‚Ententeich‘ / duck pond in German. Fortunately after another 10 hours… Artikel ansehen
Breakfast, lunch and supper? And in between? First we had plans to go to Riga with the bus today but then it would have meant 3 hours there and 3 hours back plus the weather forecast for Riga was pretty bad. So we decided to spend the day here in Ventspils and that proved to… Artikel ansehen
We arrived after 19.5 hours, tired but too wound up to sleep right away. We took turns every two hours during the night but sleeping with the sailing gear on wasn’t so great! So I took a walk around the town and the first impression was: contrasts! One side of the Venta (the river) with… Artikel ansehen
This is going to be our direction for approximately the next 20 hours. We’re heading for Ventspils in Latvia and plan to arrive there sometime tomorrow morning.
What a change! Last night the hustle and bustle of Visby, now almost the only boat in Fårösund. When you look closer at the large motorboat, you might notice the bottles of Champage on the flybridge showing that there must be some extraordinary people on board. Last night they had their party in the jacuzzi,… Artikel ansehen