Stora Hotellet Fjallbacka

Galarbacken, Fjallbacka, Bohuslän, West Coast, 450 71, Sweden | Hotel
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Najad's Turn

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on Jul 30, 2013

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Well we enjoyed our summer's day. This morning the clouds were back, so that the fjord looked strangely threatening, but beautiful nevertheless.

We only had a few miles to go, 5 to be precise, our next location was the original home of Najad Yachts, the small town of Henån. By 11:00 we were safely in the harbour, with 0.1m under the keel ! We were at the outermost berths so Lord knows what the depths were further in.

The town doesn’t have much, apart ...

The home of Malö

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on Jul 29, 2013

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... namely Malö in Kungsviken and Najad in Henån, all three locations within a few miles of each other on the north coast of Orust.

After leaving Gullholmen behind, we headed east down the wide fjord, called initially after Ellös, Ellösefjord. The scenery almost abruptly changes here from the barren, rocky islands to pine clad slopes above sharp perpendicular cliffs and rocky escarpments. Not high cliffs, but still quite imposing. The contrast is so startling as to be quite memorable ...

No room in Gullholmen

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on Jul 28, 2013

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Julie's diary entry for today describes the weather as 'grey, autumnal feeling, rain’. That about sums it up, apart from the fact that it also became quite breezy, later in the day. We planned to cover another 30 miles today and as such, we were off and away by 08:45. Today the wind was blowing from the SSE and forecast to back to the east later. This meant that for most of the time, we would be able to sail and with full main and genoa deployed, we ...

Our sociable neighbours

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on Jul 27, 2013

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Today was the day that we would start our southward trek and I was looking forward to doing a bit of traveling, rather than hopping from one nearby anchorage or harbour to another. Mind you, we weren't planning anything too major, only about 30 miles or so but still, up to 10 x the distance that we’ve covered on previous days! So after a good breakfast of Swedish black pudding accompanied by fried egg & tomato, we were off at ...

A Nice Harbour

A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on Jul 26, 2013

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... again when we come north for Norway, whether next year or the year after is currently being debated, so we will definitely make the pilgrimage then.

So, after our sun-fix we caught the 15:31 into town, did a bit of exploring and shopping and caught the 16:20 back again (it is a small town!). One interesting point, in the boatyard is a boat that has obviously been salvaged. Her hull is covered in old barnacles and there is ...

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