Thursday 23 July 2009
position 56* 59,71 N 018* 27,36 E

We enjoy looking around Ronehamn. A quiet and elegant little town on the east coast of Gotland. At noon we sail off toward the southern end of the island. Now our target is Vändburg, a larger commersial port. It again is very foggy at sea. Very little visibility, but also hardly any wind. We have 2-3 ms from the SE. We get into port at Vändburg after 4 hours and the distance was 19.4 NM. Not so much, but enough in heavy fog. Always is a bit scary to not being able to see around yourself out in the open sea. We stayed close to the coastline, so that no larger vessels would happen to crush us. But there is always a risk for fishing gear we do not see, or other yachts running in the way…

While in port the sun breaks out and we enjoy sitting in the cockpit in the sunshine. Outside temperatures are 25 degrees C and the water is 20 degrees. Nice! We have some luxury as we can connect to shore-electricity. The day just flew past.

Author: captain

Johannes, born in 1960 in Zierikzee, The Netherlands. Owner of S/Y Isabell. Retired environmental toxicologist, now living aboard and sailing south.