Cloudy sky and no wind
We had a late morning and breakfast in the cockpit. We took a little walk before we cast off south to discover Hamburgsund. We saw that it was very dark sky north so therefore we decided to go south.
We did not know were to stop but we needed to plan so Johan can be picked up the 5/8. When passing Dannemark we saw a boat leaving the boj so we decided stop for a while. The weather become better so we decided to stay over night. Johan and I prepared the rubber boat and tried to get the engine to work. We could not manage the engine so we needed to use the oars.
Johan made a bag of 1 beer and one sandwhich and them he went. Into the Island to make a walk while Anna and I had a nice time on the boat.
The evening was spenat in the cockpit with a lot of gin and discussions. Anna went to ned while Johan and I was discussing various matters. Late IT started to rain and become completely dark.
The sky was blue and the wind approx 4-5 MS.
We had a slow start in nice weather before we left Smögen towards Basteviksholmarna. We went west and off shore on our way back while Catrin and David did the steering. We made an extra tour towards Lysekil before going north towards our Harbour were we said farwell to our french friends.
Johan, Thomas and Paula arrived and we showed them the boat and had some coffe before Thomas and Paula left and we cast off. We decided to go west of Hållö heading straigh north. We started to try to find a ”naturhamn” SW of hamburgön but as the the was late they were all buzy.
Eventually we decided to go to hamburgsund were we were happy to get a place alongside the pier. An old captain said is was ok and at the same time instructed me how to dock at a pier 😉
We had a nice dinner and Johan and Anna stayed up very late discussing politics while I went to bed.
After the first night in our permanent harbour we relaxed with a good breakfast. After a while I started to prepare all the ropes for permanent dock of the boat.
The French family Weider i.e Catrine, David and Pierre arrived at lunch time so we started with lunch. A perfectly prepared salmon by Anna. After lunch we went by engine via Bohus Malmon towards Smogen. We docked outside a Sense 55. We did not to ape get docking so they jumped up and help us. I am a bit a shame…..
Agnes joined us when she had a break and after she finished her job. We all went to Hållö bar for a nice dinner. We had tapas which we all enjoyed very much. Agnes stayed with her friends when we headed back to the boat.
Nice first day with the French family.
We decided to start early so I woke Anna up at 08.00 for breakfast. We prepared the boat in nice blue sky and not much wind. We left the pier with the course towards Lysekil. The distance is about 65 N but as the weather was nice and with approx half wind 5-7 ms from west we made good speed forward.
We passed Fredrikshamn on our left side when Anna decided to sleep for a while in the sun (approx 2hours :-)). I was reading while the auto pilot managed the course.
8 hour later we entered the harbour of Lysekil. We needed more diesel but also food so while I was filling up the diesel – NOT, something wrong with the pump. Was Anna at the grossery shop.
We ended up with docking in the home harbour (basteviksholmarna) and our new place. It went great and we had dinner before relaxing after a long day at sea.
We decided to stay over one more day as IT was quite windy but sunny.
As we already done Saeby we decided to take the bus to Fredrikshamn and therafter the train to Skagen. In Skagen is was not that many people and surprisingly not many boats in the Harbour.
We did some Window shopping and had a good late lunch at the square (bbq hamburger for me and spareribs for Anna) before we went back to Saeby in the afternoon.
The evening we was relaxing in the boat.
I woke up at 06.45 as the norweigian boat Adelein (beneteau 39) was suppose to leave at 07.00. I let Anna sleep as is was no wind and simple for me to switch places with the Norwegian boat.
After the change was done I was spending some time in the cockpit reading the book before Anna woke up. I went to the shop and bought some bread before returning back and made the breakfast for us.
The day was relaxing with walk around the centrum, having a good lunch at the square, talking to Oscar who was in Vienna with is girlfriend Therese and his friend Foffe. It was good hearing his voice.
In the late afternoon I discovered an x49 have docked and asked Anna if that might be her friends boat. She was not sure so we walked to the boat and we were happy – it was so we had a nice chat
Anna and I invited them for a drink later in the evening and meanwhile we had dinner separate. Anna and I went to by some wine glass and dinner at a restaurant. We also talked Agnes so both kits were fine 🙂
In the evening the x49 team game so we had wine and talk until midnight.
We had a very long but nice sailing.
It took us about 12 hours (85N) with a wind from behind starting with 8-10ms from starboard moving to from behind. At Grena the wind was less and rain shower was seen in the sky. We managed with not much rain until a bit further out in the Alborg bay when the rain reached us.
We entered the Saeby harbour at 21.00 when the trumpet are was doing is fanfar. Anna found it very embarrassing as it was very quite around us as everybody was listening.
We found a place to dock outside a Norwegian 39 footer and when doing so the man came up and said it not good as they are leaving at 07.00 in the morning and that a big boat as we have can be a trouble if the wind increased. What a welcome….
We decided to stay anyhow and after a while i started to talk with the man and he had changed mode and turn out to be very nice and interesting to talk to. His wife as well. Anna said we were planning to go for an Irish and than they offered us the Irish instead;-) we ended up in our boat talking to them until after midnight.
A beautiful morning, turning 56 years old !
I prepared to switch place with the Norwegian boat laying inside us towards the pier. But the owner came out and said they changed there mind and will not move until 11.00. So back to bed for some more hours.
At 11.00 we saw that there were a free space at the pier so we moved to that place instead. We started to prepare the bikes for a cycling to the cafe that was recommended by the harbour captain. We had a nice fika before we went back to the centrum.
We saw there was some risk for rain so we put up the cock pit tent before we continued our cycling towards Oern that Peter read about in the hour hour books. During the ride we went through a nice rural area close by the sea before we entered Oern. A very strange resort were you can rent och by small apartment and with water canals around the houses were they can have their boat docked. We stopped at a restaurant for a beer before heading back to the boat.
The evening was nice with good food.
As the day was supposed to be windy we decided to stay until Monday. We slept until 10.00 ! Had our breakfast and relaxed. Anna was working on her computer while I was doing nothing 🙂
We had some contact with Oscar and it sounded that they will be able to make a stop over at our place on their way cross Europe. Anna and I got very happy as we misses them.
We went to the grocery shop and bought food to prepare for them. As time went on were we a bit worried about the timing. We tried to contact them and finally we understood they will arrive very late. If they can make it at all.
Anna and I had our dinner and spend time in cock pit to discuss where to sail tomorrow.
The night was very windy and a lot of rain. I went up a couple of time to check the ropes but everything was ok.
At 8.30 I went to the bakery with full rain gear. The water was blowing over the pier but it was fun going in approx 15ms towards the wind. When back in the boat I made the breakfast us usually and served Anna in the front cabin.
In the afternoon the weather become much better. Anna took a walk to the grossery shop. This shop turn out to be very big with a lot of nice grossery. I was staying in the boat trying to understand the Navtex. We also find a solution for storing the solar panels so now we have more space in the aft cabins.
Later in the afternoon we took a ride with the bikes around Juelsminde. We choosed the western path until we came to the summer camp and back.
The evening was spent in the restaurant with a couple of bears and chicken nachos.