Sunday, September 20

The last trip this season

Another fantastic sailing week-end, which was actually the last trip for this season. It started on Saturday with a very warm SW wind, and we put up the gennaker-sail for a comfortable trip past Dalarö Skans, and then over Jungrufjärden, past Murtö-Bunsö and then out to Biskopsö.

We took anchorage in Koxviken, where you get shelter from most winds.

Janet went ashore mushroom picking just seconds after we had tied up Lady Ann. This is what she found just within 100 meters from the boat. This will be a tasty addition to this evenings dinner. Not bad at all.

Sunday gave a little more wind and now the wind had veered over more to south, so we got a nice portside reach all the way home to Dalarö. From here we motored the short distance to Karlslund, the home port.

We took down the sails and did a first cleanout of the boat. It is unbelievable how much you can get inside a boat. The sails we could store in our new storage hut, we have rented from the yard. It is really convenient.

This week-end was really a fantastic finish of the 2009 sailing season. Next week-end it will be mushroom picking in Roslagen, north of Stockholm.

Sunday, September 13

A week-end trip in September

At last, there was a week-end with good enough weather to do a trip out in the archipelago. We had tried earlier in late August and early September to have a get- together with both Kaufmans and Sturms. But bad weather forecast and some crayfish parties had spoiled that intention. Nevertheless this week-end we had planned to meet up with Ossie and Barbro. Unfortunately Hilka, Alfred and Smila had already left the Baltic for the lake Mälaren, where they have their home port.

Saturday was really a nice day with a light SW wind and beautiful conditions for a nice sailing trip. The view south towards Mysingen was just perfect, spoiled only by a motorboat.

We had decided to meet up at Murtö-Bunsö, a trip of just 13 miles. So we were there already at 13:00. This was the first overnight trip out in the archipelago for this season.

We had a nice evening together with Kaufmans. On Sunday, unfortunately, the wind had shifted towards North, so we had the wind and waves straight in on our anchorage. When it started to rain also, we decided to head back home already before lunch.

It was a nice trip anyway; it is always nice to meet up with friends.