Jun 30, 2013

Approaching Åland archipelago: via Korppoo to Kökar

Hälsningar från Kökar! 

As always, the final days before the start were hectic when we were trying to get everything ready in time. In addition to provisioning, Dolphin Dance was inspected on Monday, the leaky solar ventilator was resealed and the water tank disinfected.

We started on Friday afternoon with a 25 nm leg to Korppoo Verkan, which we visited already in beginning of June. This time there were many more boats in the harbour, but we managed to find a good berth, although we arrived quite late in the evening.

On Saturday, we continued to Kökar. The wind was light and against us, so we had to motor the whole 27 nm leg.

Now we are checking out different weather forecasts, which are not too good in terms of wind, since it is mostly light and/or against us. Thus, we have pretty much abandoned the idea of taking the direct route to Gotland. The options are to continue to west towards the Stockholm Archipelago or head for southeast to Saaremaa in Estonia, which is more favourable direction in terms of winds. Let's see how it goes.
/Antti

Provisioning

Final preparations

Bye bye homeport!

New 50 m anchor line

Approaching Åland! 



Kökar Sandvik 




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