Kinesthetic sail to Kalmar

We decided to leave Kristianopel early – around 7am – to aim to get to Kalmar around lunchtime. We managed to slide out of our berth quietly thanks to the Danish boat next door going at the same time and for the first couple of hours had a pleasant motor …

Knuckling down to Kristianopel

A short and murky trip today. In complete contrast to yesterday, today dawned grey and murky. After blowing a healthy breeze all night, we were hopeful of a fast downwind ride to Kritianopel. We set off just after 9am with high expectations, pulled the jib out just outside Utklippan and …

Unique Utklippan

After a few days in Karlskrona we moved on today to one of the most unique places we have visited yet – Utklippan. The passage from Karlskrona was relatively short (16.7 miles) and we had to motor the first section out through the main channel. Once out we hoisted full …

Kicking off to Karlskrona

The forecast for Friday was not looking great, so the rally fleet split today. The larger boats (including us) headed straight across to Karlskrona, while the smaller boats headed to a small island (Tarno) to break the passage. With around 60 miles to do, I suggested a start time of …

Surging to Simrishamn

Actually not much surging at all was involved on this trip. Having been delayed in departing from Ystad by the weather, we were a day behind heading off. Roger and Sue had arrived to join us and so we decided to spend the enforced lay day heading off on the …

Yachting to Ystad

We stopped a day at Falsterbo. With a forecast of F6-7 we decided a lay day was the best option. So we pottered, watched the kitesurfers and generally relaxed despite the wind tugging the boat this way and that in its box berth! Unfortunately, the wind was from the north and …

Floating across to Falsterbo

Having spent the day in Ishoy doing various jobs (including going up the mast for a check), we woke to a beautiful morning – sunny, but unfortunately a very light breeze. Today’s trip was therefore a motor rather than a sail, though Sod’s Law – a lovely sailing breeze sprung …

Inching across to Ishoy

We managed to resist the temptations of the mini-golf at Flakfortet and set off just before 9am to Ishoy. The first stage was through the shipping channel past Copenhagen over the tunnel which runs part way across the Oresund. ‘The Bridge‘ of Danish crime drama fame actually only runs just …

Faltering across to Flakfortet

We started with a leisurely morning. We had decided that we would go to the Tycho Brahe museum on Ven and that didn’t open until 11am, so we headed up there mid-morning. It was a lovely walk to the museum – around a mile and a half – and showed …

Venturing to Ven

This morning we went for a wander round Helsingborg. Well, mostly we wandered. We did have a slight diversion where we sat outside the very nice Town Hall as we discovered that the town offered free wi-fi! Once we had downloaded all we wanted we wandered up to the Karnan …