Tuesday, June 30

Hanö Bight

Crossing the Hanö Bight towards Simrishamn, leaving the Utklippan lighthouse in the east. Estimated arrival 18.00.

After a 77 mile trip from Kristianopel, we arrived at the estimated time to Simrisham. It was quite full in the harbour, but we managed to get a place after some searching. Then it was time to look around in Simrishamn, which is a familiar harbour for this very experienced crew. A crew, which not only managed to handle the Radar, but also the Plotter and the steering of Lady Ann, so we got safely into the harbour in the very thick fog we experienced just before arrival to Simrishamn.

Monday, June 29


Arriving today at noon after a 176 mile long leg. It started in Karlslund,our home harbour and we are now in Kistianopel. It is a very nice place in the very south of the Kalmar Sound. The weather is still nice with sunshine and moderate winds. To be seen at the picture is two very tired decks hands on Lady Ann, resting after the dinner seved by the captain.

Kalmar sound

Passing Borgholm in Kalmar Sound on our way down south. The time is 08:00 in the morning and it has been a nice trip during the night. Due to moderate winds from northeast we have been using the motor quite a lot. In front of us is now the bridge over to Öland.

Sunday, June 28


On our way south. A crew member, Peter, came onboard at Karlslund, and will assist during the trip down south. First to Nynäshamn, where Lars will arrive tomorow.Then we will continue down south to Kalmar Sound. The trip down to Nynäshamn went well in a north easterly wind with nice weather.

Thursday, June 25

Still at work, but now it is after midsummer

So much for planning. Because of the hopeless weather at Midsummer Eve, we never went out with Lady Ann. We decided to celebrate Midsummer with the Kaufmanns at home in Huddinge-by-the-Sea (Lake Trehörningen, if you wonder). And then, even if the weather picked up a bit, we stayed home both Saturday and Sunday, to fix a few things in the garden.

This week however, the weather has really improved. With a high pressure over the Nordics and temperatures over 25 degrees and sunshine, it is the real summer. We are now preparing to leave Dalarö with Lady Ann on Saturday and move her down to the south of Sweden, where we will start our summer holiday the 5th of July.
Peter and I will leave on Saturday for Nynäshamn, where we pick up Laban on Sunday morning, and then we will start sailing south. Due to wind and weather we will see where we end up, but the plan is to sail to Simrishamn at the south tip of Sweden, where I will stay on the boat and wait for Janet. She will come down with the train at the end of next week.
The nice weather will hopefully continue until at least the middle of next week.

Thursday, June 18

At work the day before midsummer

I will finish work early this afternoon, and start preparing for the sailing trip over the Midsummer weekend, which start today actually. We will not sail out until tomorrow morning, and we will meet up somewhere in the archipelago with the Kaufmanns.

Just a quick summary of the season start. Completely hopeless, it has been the coldest June so far in 50 years, with rain and gale force winds. I have only been out by myself for 2 day trips to test a few things on the boat, and prepare for the holiday. The log is now working. I had to change the transducer. Also the ship’s clock is back in the salon, and is striking again. The bikes are also onboard.

The plan is to use this Midsummer weekend to check that we have everything on board, that we will need for the coming holiday trip.