Hotel Astor

Asemakatu 4, Vaasa, Western Finland, 65100, Finland | Hotel
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My First Swim

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on Jul 22, 2014

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... With that then, we were off at 11:45 and were able to turn the engine off by 13:30, when the wind finally arrived with enough strength to enable us to progress under the cruising chute and mainsail.

The route south, given that land was never more than a few miles away and the waters were shallow, is best travelled within the buoyed channel, with a maximum safe draft here of 5m, so we had lots to spare. The buoys, usually but not always port and starboard ...

Very nice Vaasa

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on Jul 21, 2014

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... chore to remove. 10 out of 10 then!

After a while we had sufficient breeze to try goosewinging and we gave it an hour but our forward progress was too slow, we wouldn’t have got to Vassa until late afternoon! With the engine on we were approaching our first destination, one of three marinas on Vaskiluoto, the island off Vaasa and adjoined by an embankment. This marina was not the one we would be staying at as it had no facilities with ...

10 out of 10

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on Jul 20, 2014

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... stopping at convenient locations, ones which hopefully are rewarding either in terms of usefulness (shops, internet, water, fuel & washing machines) or historical or aesthetic reasons. Our next main port of call, Vaasa, fits into the former category as most of it had to be rebuilt after a dispute between Russia, Sweden and Germany in 1715 and a huge fire in 1852. However, Vaasa was a bit too far for a ...

Last Day of Festival

A travel blog entry by canandlids on May 23, 2012

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... covered seating area for 2 or maybe 3 people just outside the door. Inside there was a dressing area and beyond that, the sauna. Doug, who married the Finnish girl, said that when he did sauna with his in-laws for the first time he had his swim suit on. His father-in-law pointed to a nail and said to put his suit there and never use it again in the sauna. So, the 3 of us were in the buff sitting on the nice wood bench. The sauna ...

Saturday Afterglow in the Stairwell

A travel blog entry by canandlids on May 19, 2012

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... is not my favorite name but if they continue to sing as they are I
won’t care what their name is.

When the show/dance
was over the Con-Men quartet started looking for someone to sing our songs to. Drew cornered a nice looking blonde from the
Dutch group but she was hurrying to another engagement and couldn’t stop. We decided to go down in the stairway where
we could catch some unsuspecting souls leaving the ...

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