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Boating & Biking Adventures

Mystic Silence

Mystic silence will soon turn into painful dBAs for about 18 hours. All lines of defence deployed!

Lilla Bommen Marina

It was an interesting 20nm passage today from rural Lerkil into the city center of Gothenburg, where Lilla Bommen Marina is conveniently located. It was good practicing sailing through the skerries, while there is very little traffic at this time of the season.

My motivation for the move was driven by the gale which kicks in tomorrow morning 4am. 50kn of wind is not all fun. I will be up, that’s a given.

Fair winds…

Backrest challenge

After trying some different methods it was finally brutal but sensitive force, which slowly broke the glue behind the backrest at the navy table seat. All other parts were done in one hour plus but this little nasty beast gave us a challenge.

Some damaged wood in a non visible area will be left and the newly upholstered backrest will be fixed with Velcro straps, also applied on younger Hallberg-Rassys.

The project is moving.

Fair winds…

Lerkil Gästhamn 🇸🇪

Back in the skerries of Sweden!

The upholstery job will take at least a week and this works perfectly with the forecasted gales going through bringing some strong winds.

Over a beer I have been told by Samy that this is a crazy popular area during summer peak season due to its vicinity to Gothenburg. Samy is not only operating the local restaurant but also the Gästhamn. He came out to take my lines upon arrival despite drizzling rain. Great service!

Besides some boat work I will find time to explore the area.

It will be an early night after four intensive days at sea.

Fair winds…

Anholt – too short 😕

Another head start early morning catching the sunrise at sea. It was a quite night without even the ferry waking me up once.

With the wind having taken an easterly angle, it is a bit more chilly but perfect conditions to get up to Lerkil in Sweden, where Mattias is waiting for the lady to start the upholstery replacement job.

Last project until the next one turns up on the list.

Fair winds…

⚓️ Yderhavn Syd – Anholt

After an uneventful day of motor sail, we have dropped the anchor in the southern bay of Anholt Havn. I am not bothered with any lines and fenders.😅

Fair winds…

⚓️ Ballen – Samsø 🇩🇰

We have reached our destination for the night after some good sailing, finally under blue sky. The wind is a bit erratic today gusting between 15kn and 30+kn in no time. Stupid.

The anchorage aside the Ballen Marina is quite picturesque but small. Not a problem at all this time of the year. There is one boat in the marina and ourselves at anchor, that‘s it.

I am going to call it a day now. 😅

Fair winds…

Lillebælt

After some good hours of sleep at Hejlsminde Nor ⚓️, the tide schedule pushed me out of the bunk at 5am. I wanted to catch the tidal current going North through the Lillebælt. It granted us at peak an additional 1.5kn on the speed over ground, which is significant.

The weather stays dynamic. The rain shall stop in an hour and blue sky is promised for the rest of the day with some stronger winds up to 30kn.

Fair winds…

…final impressions…

Shortly after Susan has hit the road to get Troll Oh home I did throw the lines and left Kappeln.

A bright and sunny day has been forecasted and thus even more enthusiastic fishermen and women decorated the Schlei Fjord.

The heading was given by the sun with the outgoing tide finally pushing us back onto the open sea.

Fair winds…

Stopover Kappeln

We are back in Kappeln, this time moored at the waterfront city marina. It was a hard decision, which of the 35  spots to choose as they were all  empty. I really wonder, why there are not more boats around yet. Well, plenty of small fishing boats hunting for hering at this time of the year but hardly any sailors.

Our sea trails and Susan’s vacation are coming to an end. The journey continues and a new adventure is going to start shortly.

Fair winds…

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