Grand Hotel Marstrand
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Our hostess made arrangements for us to see the fortress and the old church. We went to the fortress at the appointed time. The gate was locked. We found a workman who spoke English. He said he would take us around the fortress. He unlocked the gate and took us to the office where we got our tickets. We walked through old stone passageways and up many, many stairs. He took us through the secret tunnel. We passed through ...
The wind had blown itself out, at least temporarily and we woke to a bright, sunny morning. It was forecast to be blowy again this afternoon and much less on Friday morning, backing to the SE and hopefully, a perfect direction for our crossing to Denmark. Before leaving, we did a last shop in the ubiquitous ICA supermarket (this one was bigger and better than most) and we were on our way by 10:45. Yesterday, we ...
We woke to a lovely day, with only a light breeze. Mind you, the weather we were experiencing was at least 5 or even 10 degrees cooler than the UK, we were expecting similar temperatures here at this time of the year. Still, it was warm enough and we were out of the harbour and into the sound heading northwards by 10:00. Our destination was not a huge distance away, it was the island of Koön which boasts the harbour of ...
The wind blew strongly all night and it was still doing so this morning. We more or less resigned ourselves to another day here but there was a glimmer of hope that the wind would drop in the afternoon. As I'd had a three week holiday from blogging it really was time to get back in the saddle so I spent a good part of the morning doing just that. By lunchtime the wind had eased somewhat and we made the decision to move on, if only a few miles.
We were determined to see Rörö so we upped our anchor and headed back into the harbour and this time we were lucky, finding a nice slot between the boats and being safely tied up by 11:00. It was quite a breezy day but we were relatively sheltered by a small rocky cliff so we made the most of our position and spent an hour or so in the cockpit watching the comings and goings of the people and boats in this pretty harbour. It ...