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... 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 ...
After Julie shopped and I blogged, we put some fuel into the boat and were off soon after 11:00, destination an anchorage offa small island off an island called, intriguingly, Ö Eknö, some 23 miles southwards. Actually, we later found that it was really called Östra Eknö There was a reasonable wind blowing, F3-4 from the SE and later the South so we were able to sail. Initially, as we were leaving ...
... the heavens opened to a very heavy cloudburst, fortunately it didn’t last long and I was able to wade back to the boat through the puddles and rivulets. Julie took a photo of it and you can see the explosions of the raindrops as they hit the water.
Boat moved and bedded down, there was not much else to do other than a minor shop then we settled down for the evening, with intermittent light showers and drizzle ending the ...
... upon some islands just south of a large one called Stora Askö. The one mentioned in the pilot was called Jungfruskär, apparently it’s famous and I quote 'everybody remembers Jungfrusund ‘ (ie the sound of Jungfruskär) ‘and the cottage with the model ships but not everyone knows that a lovely archipelago is to be found beyond Sundsholmen ‘ (the next island to the west) ‘which is where the cottage is situated. The islands are close to the fairway, it ...
... of his working life in the USA, advised us about the shops hereabouts – there is a very well-known bakery just up the road and a small pizza restaurant that belongs to the local garage, who also has a shop where I bought some lures for herring, I intend having a go whilst they’re still here, the season will be over in a couple of weeks.
We decided to go for a bike ride in the afternoon, to build up an appetite for the pizzas we were going to have. Such excitement, ...
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