Back in the water on 18 April 2023

The past week has been summertime-like. Isabell went in the water as planned on April 18 and got polishes and waxed, new double coat of antifouling and a new home port name on the stern.
Early in the morning of the 18th a thin layer of ice covered the harbour at Rastaholm. By the time it was our turn to go in, the ice had melted away and the temperature went up to 16 degrees Celcius. Even the days following were warm and pleasant, and I had time to put up all the canvas and take a shakedown tour on Lake Malaren on the 19th. Two hours of slow sailing to trim all the rigging. Now we are ready to go sailing for real!!!

I have sold my home and will move on board Isabell in the middle of May. Then the plan to sail south will be set in motion by the end of May. We’ll see how it goes. Please check in here to follow the coming developments.

Author: captain

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

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