The season 2010 was first with a new boat, so it was about moving down the learning curve and getting familiar with the characteristics of the boat. In May 2010 we flew to Denmark to pick up the boat and sailed her to Finland. It took 10 days from Svendborg (Funen) to Mariehamn, where we had to leave the boat for a week. We were quite unlucky with the weather and after Bornholm we had mostly headwind or no-wind at all. So it was motoring through Kalmarsund and all the way to Nynäshamn.
Our route from Svendborg to Turku
|Langhammar (NW-side of Fårö) feature rocky beaches with the Ice Age stone monoliths known as rauks. Langhammar was the setting for Ingmar Bergman’s film Through a Glass Darkly.|
The return journey from Fårosund to Lökholmen (Sandhamn) was downwind sailing in perfect weather conditions. From there I continued through Stockholm archipelago to Åland, where I was joined by my father to sail the boat to Kustavi. Rest of the Summer was spent cruising in the archipelago of Turku and Åland.
Beautiful sunset of the Northern Baltic Sea:
More photos in my Picasa album.
Check this video from trip: