Sailing South with the Admiral (Bye Bye Archi!)

It’s been a while, a long while since we’ve posted and I realise we are miles behind on last year’s voyages! In short, we completed a brief circumnavigation of the Baltic (Stockholm Archipelago –> Gotland –> Estonia –> Helsinki Archipelago –> Stockholm again). I hope we will be able to post some photos and stories… Continue reading Sailing South with the Admiral (Bye Bye Archi!)

Guess who’s backkkkk!

Despite Harriet and I using up all of Gareth’s WiFi and eating all of his yummy food last year, he allowed us to revisit him in Stockholm this summer (to do it all again mwah ha ha). We landed late Sunday night and and when we arrived had a midnight (well more like 2am) feast.… Continue reading Guess who’s backkkkk!

Moony Island

So, Gareth has let us, the two girls who invaded Hal, write his blog for him! Hooray! We left for Sweden from Heathrow on Wednesday the 30th of August, and for us this was our first ever trip on an aeroplane! Harriet and I got to see above the clouds and Stockholm from the air which… Continue reading Moony Island

Göta Canal

The marina at Sjötorp at the start of the Göta Canal is part of a large campsite with plenty of facilities. We arrived too late to make use of them buut recieved a warm welcome from the lock keeper and what appeared to be the entire local population of mossies.  During the peak summer season… Continue reading Göta Canal

Lake Vänern

Lake Vänern is the largest lake in Sweden and in the European Union. Our route took us diagonally from the SW corner to a point mid-way up the eastern side where we were to meet the girls for the Göta Canal part of the trip. Whilst refuelling we were advised not to deviate from the… Continue reading Lake Vänern

Trollhätte Canal

The canal starts at Gothenburg about 100m up river of the marina we had stayed in.   It slowly winds through the industrial outskirts of the city. The first real obstacle is a relatively low swing railway bridge a few miles from the city. I’d heard rumours that in order to reduce the time a… Continue reading Trollhätte Canal