Monday, August 21, 2017

Sailing, Blidö, Aug 18th-20th

Me & Carin left Herräng Friday night and started making our way south through Väddö Channel. Saturday morning offered pretty rough weather with heavy rain showers & winds gusting to gale. At around noon, the skies cleared and we arrived at Blidö guest harbour and met up with Marcus & Josefine for 24 hours of relaxing, sauna, crayfish party and a BBQ lunch. Sunday noon we headed back north, this time with sunshine and a fresh breeze from the tail so we had sporty sailing with only the genua.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Sailing, Åland & Söderarm, July 29th-Aug 3rd

Time for the final longer trip I had planned for the holiday, again sailing single-handed. Saturday night I took the quick hop up to Brännäset where I lay over. Early Sunday morning, I turned East towards Eckerö, Åland. After a few hours I saw land again, and via Hellmanssundet I arrived at the beautiful harbor of Käringsund. I stayed there for two nights, doing some work on the boat, cycling with my Brompton and stocking up on fresh food. Tuesday morning I cast off heading south-west, straight against some bumpy waves, and spent a night at Villösan close to Arholma. On Wednesday I explored the gorgeous Söderarm archipelago with winds increasing in the afternoon.  Having spent the night in Österhamn, Lidö, I took a loop around Vätö on Thursday before heading north up through the Väddö channel and back to Herräng.