Weekend Sailing with Lovisa 14-16/10

Friday 14/10

Anna and Louisa had arrived to the boat a bit earlier so when I arrived they were relaxing. We decided to cast off and go to la Korno rather than staying. When arriving we took a nice walk before the dinner. We also had a yatsy competition. Anna was the winner.

Saturday 15/10 

Pretty nice but windy weather. The wind peaked at 17-18ms but as the wind came from east there were no waves. We went by engine via Soten channel towards fjallbacka. A nice trip.

Anna and Louisa took a walk to coop and therafter up on the mountain to see the view. We also played yatsy this evening and this time I was the winner.

Sunday 16/10

We woke up early and had a nice breakfast before we cast of. The weather was grey and 7-9ms from south east. We sailed south outside hamburgsund and straight towards Smögen. We made a short stop for lunch before we continued towards Basteviksholmen. Anna slept the last journey.

Single Sailing 25-26/9

Saturday 25/9 

I arrived from China late the 24th and Anna was together with her sister and brothers and had a memorial after her mother in Oscarshamn. 

I therefore to have a sailing on my own. The wind was approx 6-8 ms and with sunny sky. I used the genua and sailed west of Malmon towards Smögen. 

I got a nice spot just outside Skaret. I bought a schrimp sandwich at gostas and together with a beer in the cockpit it was great. 

Due to jet leg I relaxed and tried to stay awake as long as possible. I think I felt a sleep at 21.00. 

Sunday 26th

Woke up at 7 so I had a very good night sleep. I did some work before cast of at 1100 to meet Anna who were driving back from Oscarshamn. The weather was great but headwind do I used the engine all way. 

Weekend with Bergh 9-11/9

Friday 9/9

Anna went earlier to the boat and I arrived at 20.00. I woke Anna up and we had dinner  before we went to bed. 

Saturday 10/9

Nice weather with wind from south. We had decided to meet Hans & Christel at st Korno before we took course south.  We drove by engine towards the SXK boy at Hermano but when arriving another boat was faster. We therefore set course to Kärringön. We docked on the outher side of the pier. We had a short visit by Martin Rosell and a friend as they were there with Martins boat. The evening we were spoiled by Hans and Christel who prepared the dinner in their boat but we eat it in ours. 

Sunday 11/9

The morning started with rain and strong wind 15 ms.  In the afternoon there was sunshine but still strong wind.  Other boats had problem yo depart but as we had to 

Anna och Louisa weekend 26-28/8

Friday 26th 

Anna had invited her friend Louisa for a sailing weekend but as it was windy I was asked to be the captain.  We all met in the harbour and discussed if we should depart in the evening or on Saturday morning. As the weather forecast shown wind close to 17ms we decided to stay. 

As I was the ”hired” captain I worked on the boat while the ladies was talking and took a long walk. We had a good dinner together before I went to bed in the stern cabin. The ladies had the bow cabin. 

Saturday 27th

I woke up early in the morning and drove to Lysekil to buy something extra for the ladies  breakfast including DN which I understood is important to Louisa. Back in the boat I prepared the breakfast and was ready when the ladies woke up. 

We cast off in nice weather and drove by engine to Smogen to buy sea food at Gostas. When we arrived we saw the harbour was crowded. It seems to be a open house with fishing boats, rescue boats open shops etc. We could not find and spot to dock so I decided to take a chance where Halloferry normally dock. The ladies went to buy food while I was waiting. It took approximately 5 minutes until the ferry arrived. I had to cast of and wait buy driving around until the ladies came back. Same procedure again (after the ferry left) and the ladies jump on to the boat and off we went 🙂

We set sail and sailed to Groto where we docked at a boy. We had a nice shrimp sandwich. As it was so nice the ladies decided they will stay one night more in the boat do we could relax in the afternoon, they even took a bath!!

In the beginning of the evening we cast off and went by engine to show la korno and then we went to brandskar before we sailed back to our harbour.

We had a nice dinner. The ladies had seafood and I had meatballs and sallad, typical crew food. 

 Sunday 28th

Anna drove Louisa to the bus station in Uddevalla so she could go for her brunch with her relatives and Anna came back to me. I become upgraded to the Bow cabin 😉

19-21/8 Weekend at Hermanö 

19/8 Basteviksholmen

I came to the boat a bit earlier than Anna so I could clean the boat for the weekend and as preparation for polish work to be done soon. 

We spend the evening by looking at OS and the female socker final between Sweden and Germany. We lost with 1-2 but still a very good  championship.

20/8 Hermano

We sailed south in nice weather using the inner track Lysekil, grundsund and gullholmen before we approached a good sxk boy. We relaxed in the afternoon and evening 

21/8 Gullholmen and home

After a slow start we drove to gullholmen and find a nice spot. We took a long walk around Hermano. We found very nice path to walk. 

In the afternoon we sailed back to Basteviksholmen off shore I.e via Bonden island. 

Sailing vacation 2016

9/7 great Sailing North

Sunny with wind from SW

Johan and Malin joined us in the harbour at 11.00. They should be with us for a couple of days. We cast off and used the engine through Soten and hsmburgsund but otherwise we sailed. The off shore sailing west of fjallbacka and grebbestad towards havstenssund and our mooring in the bay of sannas was great. Wind peaked at 12 ms.

The anchore lost grip at the first place we moored so we needed to change position. Second was great. Johan and Malin used the canoes while we relaxed. Bbq and drinks before bedtime.

10/7 Koster here we come

Nice weather and only 5-6 ms

Johan and Malin started the day with using the canoes while I prepared the breakfast. Anna was still in bed so we wake her up when the breakfast was ready.

We had a nice sailing via Ekenäs before we docked at Nordkoster. I had a contact with the harbour captain (the same as last time we visited Stefan Gitje and the restaurant Galejen) so we got the same spot.

We took a long walk around the west to north side of the island. During the way we discovered a campers that looked more or less that they were lost since the 60ths. The only thing we did not find was Maja :-).

Stefan G helped us with a reservation at Galejen as his brother was working. We had a nice dinner and watched EM football final. Portugal won towards France. Anna was disappointed.

The evening ended with yatsy championship in the ship and guess who won 😉

11/7 Johan and Malin leaves.

We had a great time together with Johan and Malin but now was the time for them to go back.  They took the ferry at noon.

Me and Anna took a long walk in the afternoon. Same as the day before.

We went to bed early.

12/7 crossing the Oslo fjord.

The weather was ok with winds up to 9ms so we decided to cast off. We set the course towards Samö where there is a nice bay which we hoped was calm.

The crossing went were well and we anchored in a good spot. Later in the afternoon I read that the wind should increase up to 12 ms and even if we were protected from waves I felt really nervous if the anchore should hold.

It turned out very well and we had a calm evening reading books and writing this blog 😉 However the night ….

13/7 course towards Tvedestrand

We woke up after a crazy night. Both Anna and my self had slept very bad due to waves rolling into the bay. Sometimes completely calm and sometimes waves disturbing our sleep probably from ships in Oslofjord.

At 5 a clock I decided to cast off. Anna was still in bed and I hoped she could sleep while I was driving west. So wrong !!! As soon as we got closer to verdens ende big wave met us so we went up and down. Anna came out very quick and stood by the rudder in many hours. She did not enjoy the waves, especially at Langesund were the warn for dangerous waves in the sea map.

We approached Tvedestrand after 8 hours and got a perfect longside spot helped by an old Norwegian sailor. It almost immediately started to rain started so we put up the cockpit tent very quickly.

We went to bed very early

14/7 relaxing day.

As we spend many hours off shore in big waves yesterday we decided to relax and do nothing except walking in this beutiful village. The design of the White houses as the climbed up the hills was great to see. The rain did come and go most prabably because we was at the end of a fjord surrounded by hills.

In the afternoon we took a power walk around the areas ending up with som gym activities and jogging supervised by my PT Anna.  Great to to some excercise:-)

15/7 sailing day towards lillesand

A very beautiful morning with blue sky. We cast of saying goodbye to a neighbour boat from Sweden (Najad 32). The owner was a retired fishing man. He and his wife have sailed up to lofoten. A three month journey .

Again headwind so we used our yanmar going west. Nice weather and we felt a bit yealous of the sailors we met with nice wind from behind.

We ended up in paradise bay close to lillesand were we anchored in the center of all other boats.

16/7 Course towards Kristiansand

Nice blue sky and headwind of 7-10ms. We decided to go the inshore course which was very nice. Some areas was very narrow and shallow and I was a bit concerned about the depth but it all went great.

We docked long side a cliff behind some other sailboats who guided us very well. We prepared the rubber boat and drove around to explore the neighbourhood. Our boat neighbour in Basteviksholmen have a summer hous in gamle … But we never found him.

In the evening we got some oysters from the boats close to us. It was a nice man from Kristiansand who offered us these oysters. He did not know we do not like those slime mussels…

17/7 going east to Grimstad 

We cast of at 10 ich after having breakfast and preparing the ship. We went through gamle xxxx and horned 6 times to out neighbour at Basteviksholmen as we have promised.

We thereafter set the course east off shore all the way to Grimstad. The wind was about 3-7 ms from behind so nice sailing with the genua.

In the entrance to the harbour we find a que of motorboats  and we asked them why. They told us the harbour was full. We called the harbour captain and he advices us to a spot were we docked together with other sailboats.
We took a walk in the village in the afternoon e.g to the big tree church build 1881. Great church and view from the church hill.

In the evening we went to an restaurant that was advised to us from a swede who was the the master chef. It was a nice pasta restaurant.

Back into the ship we relaxed, me in the cockpit and Anna in the forward cabin.

18/7 towards Risör

Nice weather but not much wind.

We set the course east  and drove inshore at Arendal towards lyngör before we turned towards Risör.

I called the harbour Captain to ensure we have a spot but when we arrived he was not in office  and his successor was not of aware of my reservation. He manage to solve it anyhow.

In the evening we too a walk around this nice village but also a long walk along the coastline. This took some time but at the same time we saw a fantastic view towards the sea.

Back in the village we had some bears at a nice restaurant in the harbour and talked to a couple from Stavanger.
19/7 towards kragerö archipelago

Again nice weather and we cast off around 11 am. We had head wind in just a couple of ms do we drove with the engine.

We tried to find a nice spot outside Kragerö but it took some time to find this very nice bay where we could anchore.

Anna took a bath while I relaxed before we bbq. A very nice evening.

20/7 towards stavern

Blue sky and almost no wind. Anna took a morning bath in approx 20 degree C.

We drove with the engine between beautiful island towards jungfruland before we were able to go off shore and set sail. A very nice sailing in 5-7 ms took us to stavern and the island cross the fjord were we anchored.

The afternoon and evening was very calm in a very nice and calm weather.

21/7 towards Sandefjord

We woke up with very little wind and nice weather. We relaxed and took a bath in the nice weather Before we set course straight towards Sandefjord. As we did not have any wind we used the engine all the way.

In sandefjord we called the captain who promised us a spot. Unfortunately is was on leave and the new captain did not knew about the reservation. We managed anyway.

In the evening Anna and I took a walk in the city and watched the bier festival. Later in the evening we started to talk to out neighbour and it ended up with them in our cockpit talking until 00.30 and we were supposed to wake up very early for the ferry.

22/7 ferry to Stromstad

We took the ferry to Stromstad and train to Uddevalla were Thomas picked us up and drive to Stången. We should celibate Peter turning 50.

24/7 ferry to Sandefjord

We arrived in Sandefjord at 19.30 and we went straight to the ship and relaxed longing for the arrival of Oscar and Therese the day after.

25/7 Towards fredagsholet 

Oscar and Therese should come at 12.30 and we wanted to be ready to cast of so we prepared everything from buying food to make the ship ready.

As soon as they arrived we cast of and first went by engine in sandefjorden and when Turning east we could set sail towards our goal.

When arriving in fredagsholet it started to rain but that did it stop Oscar from canoing and Anna and me taking a bath.

Nice evening with playing yatzy and Anna become champion.

26/7 towards Stromstad

IT was a bit Windy, approx 12-13 ms from south west so we decided to go inshore towards Stromstad. We therefore set the course towards fredrikstad and when approaching fredrikstad we turned south in between the whaler islands towards west.

We got pretty rough waves and when we were almost ready to turn in behind some island the engine alarm went on. Panic !! We set the genua quickly so we could stop the engine.

We understood the engine had become too warm so we drive very slowly towards Stromstad. We were also very luckely to find a spot in the harbour.

Oscar and Therese took the car and drove home after some relaxing in the sun. Anna and my self had a very calm evening.

27/7 towards grebbestad to meet Mattias

I started the morning with fixing the impeller and filling up the glycol as it was most likely the reason why the engine became to warm.

The wind was about 10 ms and a bit cloudy but we cast of. We set the sail when coming to the koster fjord and tack until we came to Reso. Very nice sailing 🙂
At Reso we started the engine and drove to sannas as it was easier for Mattias, Annmarie, Ida and Ellen to park the car and join us at the boat. We thereafter when to a mooring bay were we relaxed, did some bathing, played with the rubber boat etc.

28/7 my birthday

A nice day doing nothing until Mattias and family suddenly realised is was important for the girls to be able to run and having more space than in the boat. The also considered to leave us and go back to Uddevalla. I was a bit surprised but we cast of. At sannas the harbour was full so we used the anchore in the fjord even that it was a bit windy. Then suddenly the kids should take a shower – why I wondered but did not ask.gonally I had to ask if they are going to leave or not because we could not stay were we were. Than they told me it was a surprise to me and we expected more guests ;-). Annamarie came with the smart idea that we can go back to the bay we came from as there were a car road close by. Again up with the anchore and back to almost the same place again.

Mattias and I used the rubber boat to find the best place to pick up the secret guests. We find a house who told us it was ok to use there pier and crossing their garden.

The secret guests turn out to be Oscar, Therese, Agnes, Sebbe and Paula. They brought shrimps and crayfish so we had a nice party in the cockpit before they had to return to Uddevalla.

Great day!

2-4/6 Sailing with relatives from the US.

2/6 Hunnebostrand

Anna had done a lot of preparation for making the visit from her relatives as great as possible. We knew they were coming from Anna’s sister Sara lunch time on Sunday and leave on Monday for Oslo. Also based on logistics with cars we decided to go meet them in Hunnebostrand go to Smögen and back to Basteviksholmen. 

Therefore Anna and I cast off and set course towards Hunnebostrand. We got a nice long side spot beside a Jeanneau 49!. 

We had a nice dinner at the restaurant before we went back to the ship watching football. 

3/6 Smögen

We relaxed and talked to our nice Norwegian neighbours either the Jeanneau (Ctrl alt del) before Anna relatives came at lunch time. 

Great to meet those nice people Jackie, John with the boys Hunter, Cole and Sam. We had lunch before we cast of and set course towards Smögen where Agnes booked a spot. 

We went and have nice tapas in the restaurant at Hållöbar. A restaurant to recommend.

We also took a nice walk around the rocks on the west part of Smögen looking out west. The boys run and climbed and we all enjoyed the view. 

4/6 last day 

Early breakfast and a bath for some of us 🙂 in nice weather before we cast of and set sail towards Basteviksholmen. Nice sail with the genua in 8-9 ms so the ship was leaning and the boys was really having fun. 

A great couple of days 

25-26/6 Midsummer

25/6 great day

Sunny and nice weather 3-4 ms

After halving a great midsummer at home in Uddevalla me Anna drove to the ship early in the morning. We was not sure if some of our neighbours would join so we bought some extra food etc. 

We went to our favourite bay at Grötö, we saw our Norwegian ship neighbours with the boreal laying in the bay. We also saw our new ship neighbour with also a boreal entering the bay. They just arrived from France via uk, Netherlands and Denmark. 

As we expected rain and thunder in the evening were decided to not stay over night. But we decided not to go straight to our harbour but making a stop in Lysekil for a dinner at norra Hamnen 5. They reserved a place just outside for our ship. Great. 

After dinner (at approx 22.00) we went to the harbour and went to bed.

Sunday 26/6 

Bad weather with rain and wind so we decided to stay in the harbour for the day. 

Great midsummer weekend

17-19/6 weekend to Lyr

17/9 Friday at the harbour 

After coming home fr.o.m. US and F1 in Montreal I had  much jet leg so we stayed in the harbour over the night. After dinner we to bed at 9! 

18/9 sailing to BäckevikAfter 13 hours of sleep Anna Wikegård me up and we had breakfast. Some ship preparation and talk to our ship neighbour Lelle and EA we set sail South. In nice winds 6-7ms fr.o.m. North West we sailed off shore towards Måseskär and Mollesund before we arrived to Bäckevik close to Björholmen. We were lucky to find one of three SXK boj. 

We had a BBQ in the cockpit and spend the rest of the evening relaxing. 

19/9 sailing home

Cloudy and wind 9 MS from south 

We used the Geunua all the way on our way back to our harbour. We tried to do a short stop at La Kornö but there where no space to dock long side. We therefore went to harbour and cleaned the ship. 

3-6/6 Valön and Agnes

3/6 in the harbour

Sunny and nice evening 

We arrived pretty late and prepared the dinner and while doing so we started to talk to our boat neighbour Sture. He said he will get a visit from Annika och Bjorn Olsson that should come with there boat. 

They had bought Pizza in Lysekil do we welcomed them to our ship together with Sture. We had a very nice evening together.

4/6 Grötö bay

Nice weather 

Anna and I just went over the fjord to the  bay where we anchored. A very nice afternoon and evening. Anna did some bathing but the temperature is still to cold for me. 

4/6 Towards Bovalstrand and Valö 

Weather was sunny with calm wind from north.

We used the engine to head north via a stop in Smögen to buy a shrimp sandwich before we set the course to Soten channel and bovalstrand. In Smögen Anna mer a colleaque and family. We also saw Linn.

In Boval we dock long side close by the restaurant. Agnes former employer Pontus were having summer kick off in that restaurant. Me and Anna took a walk to my aunt Ann-Britts house but only my cousin Lotta was there. 

Agnes and Sebbe joined later and we steered to the bay of Valö. After dinner Agnes and Sebbe used the Canoues to Explorer the bay.

5/6 going home

Anna decided to drive Agnes car back do Agnes and Sebbe can sail. We therefore made a short stop in Boval and thereafter went south. We had head wind do we used the engine through Soten to Smögen. A sandwich before we headed back to our Harbour. 

A nice weekend.