August 26-30, 2020
On Wednesday 26th of August we were finally ready for our departure 🙂 Before lunch we worked hard getting everything ready and by 3pm we were ready to leave central Stockholm.
On our way out of Stockholm our ship friends on Skeppsholmen honked, really cool! The wind was against us this day and we had plans to eat dinner with Thomas parents at their country house so we only went by engine the first day. We arrived at Vindö later in the evening and had a nice dinner.
The following day we set course south through the archipelago accompanied for a while by Thomas parents and some neighbors in their boats. We set the sails and this was the first time we tested our “new” genoa and main. They both felt really good and a real improvement compared to the old sails.
We sailed most of the day, but in the afternoon the wind died and we started the engine. Pretty late in the evening we arrived to Nåttarö where we anchored for the night. We didn’t go ashore to explore the island but we really need to get back to this island again sometime in the future. Early in the morning on Friday the 28th we left Nåttarö and started to head out of Stockholm archipelago. In the morning we sailed but when we reached Landsort (the lighthouse at the southern tip of Stockholm archipelago) we started the engine to be able to make it to Harstena in Gryt archipelago. It was sunny at least and on the way we were able to do some small work, for example sorting screws:
We anchored at the bay Flisfjärden in Harstena and took our dinghy ashore to walk around the island.
Saturday was extremely rainy and windy with gale warnings in the Baltic sea so we stayed at anchor in Flisfjärden which turned out to be a terrible idea. The night towards Sunday the wind turned with almost gale forces that hit our anchorage. We were up late to watch the anchor, ready to turn on the engine if something should happen. Fortunately nothing happened, our anchor and everything lasted the night.
On Sunday morning we went up really early and started our journey to the island Öland. But more about that in our next blog post 🙂
Video from our departure, we speak Swedish but have English subtitles in all our videos.