Wednesday, 7 July 2010


It was one of those days...  Hot...  light winds, and just enough lee from the islands to leave us windless and sun-fried. 

Not completely without wind, but slow enough that we dropped sail and motored in to a bay on Ängsholmen somewhat short of our destination.  ..which sadly proved to have no decent spot to come to shore, so we ended up hoisting sail and continuing on to anchor at the north east side of Fjärdlång.  Well sheltered with plenty of different spots to choose from. 

If it was better placed from Karlslunds we'd be here more often for sure...

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


Another beautiful morning...

Monday, 5 July 2010


Inspecting the forest on Nämdö
The wind changed.. and a bit like Mary Poppins it was time for us to go.  With a forecast for strong westerlies by nightfall we wanted a spot with good shelter in the west - so we plumped for Nämdö.  Not such a long sail but a pleasant one, a broad reach most of the way, with a beat up to come in to the bay.

We found a spot all to ourselves...  taking our time to find good depth close in.  And then of course as soon as we were settled three more boats turned up. 

We arrived quite early and had plenty of time for a look around - at least this end of Nämdö.  About ten  minutes walk north along the coast is a sopmajor - composting toilet and rubbish room.  It's not so easy to see from a distance, and not well signed on the trail, but persevere round to the small headland and it's easy to find.

Walk the other way, out of the woods and through the meadows and you eventually come to a pump for water - and soon after a sauna.  Wood-fired it's open to the public.  Just book a time, and remember to cross in if you are happy to share.....

Sunday, 4 July 2010


We have reached Trollkobb - as the name suggests, a magical place tucked in among islands on the eastern edge of the archipelago.
If you are awake you also get a really fine sunrise..

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Gone with the wind

Holiday, and fairly unambitious plans to potter round the local area going where the wind takes us...
After a brisk afternoon 6-7 knot sail we arrived in Mörtö Bunsö in good time to grill.
I looked out this morning and was surprised to see a neighbour boat slowly dragging by. What do you do at 7am in a busy anchorage? Fortunately heads appeared not so long after...