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Travel Blogs from Västervik
... coming from behind, it was actually quite warm – at least I thought so!
We were heading roughly northwards in the direction of Arkösund but we intended anchoring for the night, reckoning on a spot about 28 miles away, an anchorage called Långholmen which we had visited previously in 2012. Now it may seem unadventurous of us to not select a different anchorage but as it was windy and we knew that the holding and shelter were ...
I think as I get older my system can't take the amount of hot spices that it used to and my pizza was liberally provided with hot green chillis, resulting in my needing some Gaviscon in the middle of the night – that’ll teach me! Anyway, come the dawn it was a bright start but clouds were gathering and indeed that was the formula for the day, mostly cloudy but the sun came out again at the end of ...
... nowadays is paltry, nevertheless it is slightly less paltry in a building society than in a bank's current account, so I spent a frustrating initial hour or so struggling with passwords, failing connections and other incidents designed to tempt one to throw one’s computer into the Baltic but I eventually succeeded and we can look forward to our 3% or whatever it is.
That done and equanimity restored, we started off on our little voyage of adventure. ...
... the bullet.
They do however have a chandlery here and at last, I was able to buy the anchor that I was looking for, a 15kg Bruce. With the fittings that I’d bought previously, I was able to attach it to the pushpit rail and Celtic Warrior now looks like a 'proper’ Baltic yacht!!
The people hereabouts are extremely friendly and chatty and they love to introduce themselves and to ask about CW, and I am of course happy to oblige! One gentleman, Tom, who has ...
... the air is still chilly but the sun’s rays are so pleasantly warming that they more than compensate. We enthusiastically decided that it would be nice to stay the whole day in this pleasant spot and so the decision was made.
By 11:30 our plans had changed. The wind picked up, clouds gathered and it was far too chilly to sit in the cockpit reading. We decided to give it till after lunch to see if it reverted to the early morning’s ...
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