Back on the seas

On April 29th Isabell was launched at the Lake Malaren harbour of Rastaholm. Two days later she was ship-shape for a sailing trip to the summer berth at Bullandö marina. We (Monica and I) had a long weekend ahead, and with the boat filled with good food and drinks we enjoyed a super-nice trip through the city of Stockholm, past the centre, through the docks at Hammarby, and out into the salty sea at Nacka (Erstaviken). Our first night we stayed at the beautiful island of Agnö. It was cold, but good sailing weather (clear with a northern wind). Next we sailed around a short trip to the former island of Björnö. We found a nice little cove to anchor in, all by ourselves. Went for walks along the sandy shore and through the woods. The night was cold again, and we needed to start the heater. Next day, we sailed around the big island of Runmarö counterclockwise, and had to do some serious shallow water navigation. Great fun! We ended up at the SXK harbour Norrviken, not too far away from the home port. It was ten minutes after we had dropped anchor, that it started to rain. And continued raining all night. So the heater was back on duty. A quiet night passed, and we motored against the wind into Bullandö on Sunday. Now, Isabell is ready for the sailing season. And we had a great time!

Author: captain

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

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