Sunday was grey, rainy and wind was light so we motored most of the day from Marstrand to Ellös. For Dolphin Dance this was like coming back home since here in the island of Orust she was built 21 years ago. Orust is silicon valley of Swedish boat building since Hallberg-Rassys, Najads, Malös  and Nord West Yachts are all built in Orust. Ellös, where Hallberg-Rassy Varv is located, was quiet on Sunday evening and only few other boats stayed in the guest harbour. The archipelago is really beutiful here in the west coast, water is clear and it is also interesting to see, that the landscape is becoming higher when sailing north from Gothenburg. One can easily see that the conditions are harsh here in the coast of Skagerrak since there are very little trees on the rocky islands.  

 Marstrand seen from the sea

  Rocky landscape of Orust

Ellös marina

Hallberg-Rassy Varv is located in Ellös, south from guest harbour.

Evening in Ellös

Lysekil-Malmön Fiskehamnen
On Monday we had a relaxed sailing day since we are waiting for better weather conditions to cross to the Norwegian side of Skagerrak. We first sailed about 7 nm north to Lysekil to fill our food reserves. And for the evening we continued other 7 miles to Malmön Fiskehamn which is a beautiful fishing harbour protected by the surrounding hills.

 Malmön Fiskehamn