Bosse steering through the Stockholm archipelagoOn Tuesday June 1st I was back at Bibbi. Now Ingrid and Robert joined me and in the evening Jossan, Erika and Thomas invited us for dinner.
Swans in Hölö canal
Tiny beachhouse in Hölö canal
Robert and Bosse in the dinghy
Wednesday and Thursday we went to Sandhamn and stopped at several canals that we passed to takes photos for my canalsite. It was nice cruising all the time. It was also warm and pleasant weather. On Thursday evening Jossan, Erika and Thomas joined us onboard for another chat.
Tiny island, Västra Gastholmsgrundet northwest of Sandhamn.
Small airplane among the boats in Sandhamn
A last farewell to Jossan's house
On the tiny island Fjäderholmarna we saw this old car
Campers by Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen
Early Friday morning Robert left us to go back to Gothenburg. Ingrid and I left too and went through all the small passages to get into the centre of Stockholm, Kolström, Baggenstäket and Skurusundet. We sailed through Djurgårdsbrunnskanalen in both directions, later through Ålkistan to see Haga castle, then Stocksund and finally Hållsundet. We moored in Viggbyholm for the night.
Copy of famous Greek staty in a garden by Ålkistan
Nice old house in Stocksund surrounded by modern roads, bridges and houses
On Saturday we continued our cruise northwards. We passed Vaxholm and several other known places and took photograhps of many canals and dredged sounds and finally moored in Furusund where we made a long walk in the afternoon.
These trees are destroyed by birds
This bicycle marks an undersurface stone east of Siarö sound
View northwards from Bibbi at Vidinge.
On Monday June 7th the weather was perfect for sailing to Åland so we started early and reached Mariehamn in the early afternoon without trouble.
Getting close to the Sjölund bridge at Föglö
Mooring by the bridge
The two captains have a nice cup of coffee after mooring
Bosse with a glass of wine at the terrace
Ingrid and Ulla sipping wine at the terrace
Joel watering the floor
We planned to go to Kökar with Bibbi as soon as the winds gave us an opportunity, but somehow that day there were other things we had to do. But on Sunday June 13th their daughter Patrica called. She, her husband Harry and son Joel planned to go to Kökar in the afternoon and we were all invited to come along.
Cruising in 25 knots it was a pleasant and fast trip to Hellsö at Kökar. Here we had dinner at Havspaviljongen. A couple of hours later we returned to Föglö.
Kökar was very nice and much like the Bohuslän archipelago.
Hard work for Harry
Going back to Föglö
A few shots from Föglö. The fjordling Holger is the oldest fjordling in Finland, more then 30 years old, and as such a celebrity.
The fjordling Holger is a celebrity in Åland
Leaving the Sjölunds
Meeting Amorella in a narrow sound
On Tuesday the 15th we left the Sjölund family at Föglö and went back to Mariehamn to wait for good winds before crossing Ålands Hav to get back to Sweden. On day we visited Annika and Allan in their house in Jomala, just north of Mariehamn.
Allan and Annika outside their house in Jomala.
We did hope to get away on Thursday afternoon but the winds were strong and Ulla and Harry called. They were back in Mariehamn too, so we had dinner together. But on Friday the wind was perfect for our crossing and we left fairly early.
Saturday morning we spent exploring the sounds that used to make Rådmansö an island. We sailed the narrow sounds in the dinghy and got rather lost until a kind local man told us how to go. We had our picnic close to Rådmansö church.
On Sunday we went to Blidö and explored Sikmarö canal in the dinghy. After that we continued southwards and finally anchored in a northern bay of Gällnö. During this trip we passed Paradise!
It's called Paradise! The area between Ingmarsö, Idholmen and St Jolpan!
A bunch of swallows rested on Bibbi
Ingrid gets the anchor onboard again.
On Monday we first went to Grinda for some shopping and then we sailed into and through Stockholm.
Tiny island, The Monk, close to Färingsö in Lake Mälaren
Nice way to mark a stone just below surface!
Ingrid after shopping in Strängnäs
We stopped at Stallarholmen to buy smoked fish
We had planned to leave Trosa on Thursday, but the winds were much too strong so we had to stay, as did most of the boats in the harbour.
The Bridge of Sighs in the guestharbour
The library by the square has a belltower
The old harbour
Mist arising from an island.
Among the tiny islands between Trosa and Oxelösund.
On board I, Anders and Linda, while Ingrid had to take the car. We stopped at Oxelösund for the night and Ingrid was there to meet us.
On Sunday we continued. Ingrid in the car and Anders, Linda and I in the boat. We all met at Stegeborg at the mouth of Göta Kanal.
Stegeborg is a small village with the ruin of an old fortress and castle. Nice place.
We entered Göta Canal on Monday June 28th. We payed the fees, passed the first three locks and finally moored in the old little town Söderköping.
Here Anders and Linda left us to go back home, and our friends Maria and Bengt from Gothenburg came abord. We had a nice evening onboard.
Tuesday morning Ingrid left us to go back home, while Maria, Bengt and I started the trip on the canal in excellent weather. We passed three lockstations during the day and also passed Lake Roxen. We moored at Berg with the impressing and rather frigthening flight of seven locks.
There was no reason to be afraid of that flight of locks at Berg. Early Wednesday morning we started and after two hours we were ready to leave. We were all surpised how easy it had been!
In the evening we moored at Borensberg.
Dairy of April
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