Helsingborg to Barseback

Tuesday 19 May, 2009 sailing from Råå (pronounced as “raw”) to Barsebäck
Position 0730 UTC 56* 17.9 N 12* 26.3 E

In the morning we go visit the museum to see Golden Lady, Kurt B’s Monsun. We can only look at it through the windows, since the museum is closed today. Grrrr…

Christina is not feeling well today and is taking it easy aboard. Joakim and I walk around the cozy little town and find the library, outside of which Kurt B got a cobble stone set with his name engraved in it. We find the stone and walk back to Isabell. Then it is time to leave at 1300 UTC. Sailing for Lomma, we end up at Barseback harbour instead. We sailed with full genua and main sails up. In the evening the wind dies down and we have to start the engine once more. Icebreaker Oden is in the drydock at Landskrona. We try and call her on the VHF, but no answer. Too bad. Had been fun to talk to the crew again. Then a heavy thunderstorm is closing in on us from across to Denmark. We seek shelter in the nearest harbour, Barseback. While turning into the port entrance, which is very poorly marked out, we run aground lightly. Get loose by backing the engine in reverse and inch into the harbour. Here we tie in with a single other guestboat, a Danish S/Y called Moray. Two other HR monsun boats are spotted in this small harbour. Both are not masted yet, but in the water. During the night heavy thunder and hard rain pass over us. The Danes haven’t closed their hatches and their boat is swamped during the night. Strange habit, to leave portholes open when it is raining! We are well and dry. Greatful for another day at sea.

Author: captain

Johannes, born in 1960 at Zierikzee, The Netherlands, and living in Nacka, Sweden. Owner of S/Y Isabell.

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