Jul 23, 2012

Fejan and crossing the Åland Sea

On Saturday, we continued to Fejan in the northern part of the Stockholm Archipelago. Strong northerly wind was mostly against us, so we had to motor about two thirds of the leg. We managed to get one of the last free places in Fejan, which turned out to be a very lively little island. The restaurant near the harbour was full of people and there was a reggae band playing until the late hours.

 Fejan




We had an early wake up on Sunday, since we were heading towards Åland. In the morning the wind was light, so we hoisted the gennaker and enjoyed relaxed sunday sailing. It felt good to be sailing again, since we had motored headwind through the whole Stockholm Archipelago basically. The southerly wind kept increasing during the day, so we decided to drop the gennaker and continue only with the main sail dead downwind towards north Åland and Eckerö.

We were a little bit afraid that we could not find a berth in the popular Käringssundet, but fortunately there were a couple of free places left in the late afternoon when we arrived. We enjoyed relaxing sauna after the day at sea and hoisted the quest flag of Åland islands.

Today the weather has been windy and rainy so we decided to spend a little it different day and took a cruise from Eckerö to Grisslehamn and back. Eckerö Linjen served a skärgårdsbord buffet and we did some taxfree shopping.
/Antti & Minna



Tortellini con pesto e prosciutto on the go 


Käringsundet 





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