Barseback to Falsterbo

Wednesday 20 May, 2009 sailing from Barseback to Falsterbo
Position 0730 UTC 55* 45.4 N 12* 54.2 E

Our best sailing day! Winds are even and from the southwest. Air
temperature is 18 degrees C and feels warm halfway into the month of May. Christina feels better. This
morning Joakim went ashore to get back to city-life. We miss him on board.

Small dolphins follow Isabell for short while…
After having helped Joakim to the busstop in this small town, we head
out to sea at 0930 UTC. Sailing toward Malmoe gives us a fair speed, but
the wind died completely after one hour. We get out the coffee and
goodies and after having “fikat” we start the diesel and motor toward
Malmoe. The turning torso tower is well visible from a distance, as is
the Bridge across the Oresund. After 45 minutes on the engine, the wind
comes back stronger and we hoist all the sail we have and get an average
speed of 6.5 knots on the logger. Crossing under the huge bridge at
1521 UTC. What a feeling! The wind turn more westerly and we cruise down
to Falsterbo canal at a stride pace. Wind between 8 and 10 msec gives
us a speed across ground at 7.3 knots. We get to Falsterbo port at 1805
UTC and find a place to stay. Nice large harbour, backpoles at different
widths and very well protected from the sea. Good night.

Author: captain

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

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