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... stood our friends Olof & Charly, former foreign exchange Stanford students of Sally's parents, Pat & Bob Jenkins. Kalmar is a small Swedish town on the Baltic Sea favored by the natives for a get away who walk, if not, bike everywhere. There is a sea of bikes parked everywhere you go. The locals put a shower cap looking thing on the bike seats in case of rain. The streets are cobbled with small to massive stones with a stone wall formerly around the town ...
... picturesque village but no indication of glass blowing, even though the map said there was a stop here! So we turned off the main road and drove into the tiny town of Boda. We stopped and toured the museum, watched a glass blower make a large goblet and bought a cute purple vase. Hope it gets home ok. Driving some more we made it to Kosta where one of the first glassworks had been established in an old iron foundry. After finding a park we went into the iitalia ...
A word on forecasts. For the yachties, there are a multiplicity of choices available today, largely thanks to the internet. There is everything available from raw observational data from weather stations and buoys through to predictions made by computer models and presented graphically to the same models taken and interpreted by professional meteorologists. Given all this choice there is almost bound to be some discrepancies but what we have found, in common ...
Even though the forecast was for unfavourable, northerly winds, we nevertheless decided that it was time to move on and we had the engine on and were away by 09:00, destination Borgholm on the island of Íland, 25 miles away. It was warm, bright and sunny and with little wind but this soon changed to a fresh F3/4 from the NNE. As we only had a shortish distance to go and all day to do it in and as Jeff & Greta would like to sail (after all that's why ...
... I was being particularly tough in braving the elements.
Apart from having to move to one side to allow a freighter past us in the narrow section of the channel just outside Kalmar, the journey was pretty uneventful and we were in the guest marina by 17:45, reversing in and grabbing the single buoy that you tie to in the Swedish mooring system. Coincidentally, the boat we ended up next to ...