First thing’s first, something very important from our last blog entry… I completely forgot CH’s highlight of the week… We got the dinghy on the plane with two people aboard!!!! Thus why CH looked sooooo excited in this photo: Now on to more (other apparently) exciting things. We flew back from a lovely… Continue reading A bit of culture and new challenges
6 weeks later and we’re back for more summer fun! Bump is getting bigger but Fran still managed to pull a few ropes and get Hal safely up to the odd rock. We had some wonderful friends on board, Lucy and Aled and Aled’s two lovely daughters E&A. Both showed a clear knack for cruising… Continue reading On a bicycle made for two!
Catching up on blog updates! The last few days and nights to Copenhagen were long but lovely, filled with hours of sunshine and maybe a little too much motoring but some great sailing too! We set off from Kalmar bright and early on a Tuesday morning with no wind, no swell and very few boats… Continue reading Getting there 50 miles at a time
We made it to Copenhagen!! Against all odds as it felt at times. In fact, we gave up at one point and spent a day and a half in Kalmar, where we only stopped because F had run out of wool! One problem solved but the next one took awhile to untangle! Now we’re safely… Continue reading Swedish meatballs in Denmark
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!)
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!
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
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 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
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