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Travel Blogs from Vaasa
There was little wind forecast for the first part of the day and so we decided to break with tradition and postpone our departure until nearer lunchtime. We had some distance to cover, which meant that we wouldn't arrive at our chosen next spot, an anchorage on the island of Harvungön, 36 miles to the south, until sometime during the evening. Normally, we prefer to make an earlier start and to arrive sometime during the afternoon, but I was determined to sail if at ...
We are so used to waking up early and given that today was yet another bright, sunny day, there was no reason for us to hang around, especially as we had a lot to do when we got to Vaasa. We had about 20 miles to cover and with little wind, we had the engine on at 07:15 and we left Djupkastet in perfectly still conditions. One last point, I said that the holding for the anchor was good, it was more than that as the anchor didn't come up covered in mud, ...
... got even better later when I got the cruising chute out and, after what seems a lifetime of frustrations, we actually had some exhilarating sailing, touching close on 8 knots at times in beautiful, warm winds. Winds that enabled me to indulge in my favourite form of sailing, au naturel, as it were. This is what we had been waiting for!!
In essence, we are now just making our way southwards down the ...
... sauna at the same time so obviously sauna-ing is a big deal for all Finns and most living quarters have a public or private sauna. Errik's sauna was the real deal where you could experience the whole enchilada. Markku had brought a big bag of towels from the hotel so we could experience the sauna. Unfortunately for many, they didn't get the chance. Doug, Markku and I were the first in the sauna. The entrance faced the water and had ...
... was very
nice and it has been a long time since I was at a ballroom dance. There were some very elegant dance couples
and the music was classic ballroom dancing tunes. I took a video of a young couple who jumped
up on the stage with the band to avoid the crowd. Real Time announced to the crowd that this
was their very last performance as Real Time, as 2 members of the quartet had
changed and they are now known as Via Voice. ...
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