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 

4-8/5 koster sailing weekend

4/5 Basteviksholmen 

We spend the evening with preparing the ship as well as the dock with fenders etc. 

5/5 Towards fjällbacka

I woke up early and did som paperwork in the ship before I continued mounting the fenders, filling up water etc. 

I met Agnes sailing friend in the neighbour boat so I talked a bit with him as well. He had arrived from US with a broken foot.

At approx 11 am we left the harbour in blue sky at approx 5ms wind from south. We took the course west of Hållö.  We used the gennacker for the first time when crushing towards fallbacka. With the exception of some wild screaming from me due to wrongly implemented ropes everything worked out fine. 


In fjällbacka we found a nice spot to dock. Agnes and Seppe visited us for a while 😉 as they were on a coast tour with the car.

In the evening we got visit from Janne and Ninna who happens to be in the neighbourhood. Great evening

6/5 Koster
After a slow start in the morning and in nice weather I went to the grossory shop to by more coffee to the ship. On my way back I run into Johan and Monica Bexell who I have not seen for a long time. Nice to see them.

Me and Anna departed Fjällbacka after saying goodby to the boat docked closed to us. It was Dolphin from Bohus Malmön, a very nice new Grand Banks. 

We drove by engine (no wind) north via havstenssund towards koster. The last part we set the genua did it was not much wind.  At Koster we had a reservation just after the line ferry. Great spot. 


In the afternoon we run into a former Volvo colleague Jörgen Karlsson and his norweigian wife. They had been sailing for a week and was on their way to Norway. 

In the evening we visited Stefan Gitje family restaurant Galejen. We had a good time together with Stefans family.

7/5 Heading towards Bovalstrand 

Another beautiful day with blue sky. We departed approx 10 in the morning and went via Ekenäs towards west in kosterfjorden. We choose to go off shore towards väderöarna. We had no wind so our Yanmar had to work. 

We did not stop at Väderöarna but we went close by the beautiful harbour.

We thereafter went straightforward towards Bovalstrand and Valöbay. We found our neighbour from Basteviksholmen with the Deahler also in this bay playing with the kids on the beach.
Anna and My self used our canoe and explored the area. As the sea was completely calm it was great to use the canoe. We was a way more than an hour crusing around islands. The rest of the evening was spend on the ship watching the sun set. 


8/8 Going home

22-24/4 Mollösund

22/4 Basteviks harbour 

As we had been in Oscars and Therese apartment celebrating Oscar turning 22 the 14th of April we were a bit late to the harbour and therefore stayed over night. 

23/4 Course towards Mollosund 

The morning started with som work fixing the AIS antenna (took awhile to identify the correct cabel ;-)). After some hours we left the harbour in great weather, blue sky and 7-8 ms with wind from north. 

We set the sail and sailed south via gåsö channel towards gullholmen and straight to Mollosund. Very few boats in the harbour so we got a perfect spot. 


We relaxed a bit before we took a walk around Mollosund. Great day !!

24/4 sailing back 

From yesterday with beautiful weather we got rain, snow on our way back to the harbour. Typical April weather. The wind varying from 3 to 9 ms from north east so we used the engine.

8-10/4 Sailing weekend to grötö

Friday 8/4 

We celebrated Therese birthday with a dinner at Brygghuset, Fiskebäckskil. Oscar and Therese stayed over night but we also played yatsy and guess who won 😉

Saturday 9/4

Anna drove the car to lysekilsmarina as we now switch harbour during the summer and we needed a car in the harbour when we dock the ship. I used the engine and drove to the harbour and picked up Anna before we continue to grötö and sxk boj

The afternoon was very nice so we spend time on the deck with a glas of vine. Great !!!   

Sunday 10/4 

After a relaxing start of the day we start our trip back to the harbour. We then spend time to clean and wash the ship. 

Life @ Sea

Jenneau 49 Performance (2007)

Namnet på vårt fantastiska skepp döptes till Moonshadow av den första ägaren som är från Irland. Nästa ägare som är från Sverige behöll namnet. När vi köpte skeppet kändes namnet inte perfekt och vi ville namnet mer skulle spegla vad vi står för och vill uppleva tillsammans med skeppet. Efter mycket funderande valde vi namnet Life @ Sea som passar oss perfekt. Namnbytet skedde hösten 2016.

Tekniska detaljer:

  • L.O.A 14,98
  • Max beam: 4,49
  • Draft: 2.15
  • water tank capacity: 500l in two tanks
  • fuel tank capacity 480l in two tanks
  • Yanmar 110 hp
  • Mainsail: 55 sgm
  • Genoa: 68 sqm
  • Gennacker: 143 sqm
  • The Jeanneau architect are Philippe Briand