Last weekend’s weather was obviously hard to predict, since the weather forecast was changing day-by-day or more like an hour-by-hour. At times, it looked like it is going to rain the whole weekend. Fortunately in the end, we got very little rain only on Saturday morning and otherwise the weather was mostly sunny on Saturday and Sunday. However, on Friday afternoon – when we started – the sky was grey and wind very light. Thus, we had to motor the first 15 nm leg to Minna’s parents’ summerhouse in Masku.
Unfortunately, weather was not very Mediterranean though…
On Saturday, our start was delayed by a mouse, which had climbed onboard along the mooring lines and was hiding under the sprayhood in the morning. From there it jumped on the navigation table, when Minna opened the hatch… I guess that I got a hearing damage from her shout. Luckily, the mouse escaped to our camera case which was also on the navigation table, so the little fellow could be taken on the quay.
After the incident, we raised the anchor and got a very nice sail through the quiet Rymättylä archipelago to Nauvo, where we arrived in the evening. To our surprise the guest harbour was almost full, despite the late season, but we managed to find a good berth.
On Sunday, the wind increased and weather turned colder. We were only 15 nautical miles from our home port, so we decided to have a lunch break at Kaskis island, which is quite a popular wild anchorage among the local boaters. However, on Sunday afternoon the bay was deserted. The westerly wind was gusting 12 m/s (about 23 kts) as we arrived, but we could find an almost windless corner from the the bay, where to drop the hook.