Rørvik - Sørgjeslingane
Overdue maintenance work were performed while waiting for an additional crew member arriving by plane and taxi, and thus late departure towards Sørgjeslingane, an idyllic and peaceful fishing station. Approaching the island, we were met by to boys in a small dingy and they showed us the fairway to the guest floating stage. Deer filet, airborne to Welkin, ensured the trip's best dinner!
Sunset in the ocean by the pier.
The paths along the piers were covered by fish flake.
The yacht club in Rørvik have made a nice floating stage in this well protected harbour.
Sørgjeslingane - Setervika
The only young Kittiwake on Sørgjeslingane. Scarce food and the Great Black-backed Gull have taken almost the whole hatch of the Kittiwakes on this part of the coast.
The crab-pots were collected this morning, and contained nice crabs, which we had for lunch.
A leisurely crossing of Folla, (another dangerous stretch of our coast - last winter the Costal express crossed it in 17 meters high waves) in a nice NE fresh breeze brought us to the guest landing stage in Setervika.
Setervika - Kuringvågen
Beautiful sailing in sheltered waters in the Åfjord towards Kuringvågen.
At the Aquarius Inn, one can enjoy a beer and the view to the harbour.
Kuringvågen - Halten
Reaching away from the mainland and out to Halten, we had some ocean swells.
A kind, retired couple took us for a tour in the museum and the old store. They were also running a hotel and a assemble rooms, all owned by the Halten society . Check the webcam at Halten!Halten has an abundant bird- life, here is a local Turnstone.
The Black Guillemots on the island were very trustful.
They sat on the stone pier by the floating stage and showed off their catch!
From Halten we carried on southwards to Mausundvær, where we noticed the enthusiasm of the fishermen towards the European Union.
Welkin is moored by the co-op's quay, the guest harbour is to the left of the white house at the end of the harbour.
A lovely dead run in NE near gale, southwards in the fairway west of Frøya towards Veidholmen, but when leaving the fairway out in the open, heavy sea made us sail a bit closer to the wind, heading eastwards to Sæbuøya.
In the shallow sound between Sæbuøya and Rørøya, we dropped the anchor on a sandy bottom and had a calm night.
Lovely sail down the fairway from Trondheim, but the wind disappeared, and we had to hoist the iron genoa. Right; a part of the forest of wind-mills at møla!
In the Guest Harbour in Kristiansund, we had a crew change.
Started in a fresh breeze that was supposed to diminish, but ended up in a gale.
Heavy sea crossing Hustadvika, but we arrived safely to the well protected floating stage at Nordre Bjørnsund.The pictures were taken the following day - when the waves and wind had calmed down!
There are many shallows outside Bjørnsund and some 30 years ago I met some old fishermen on the island. They told that in the old days the, when they were using rowing boats for fishing, they navigated at night back to the island and the only aid they used was listening to the sounds of the breaking water!
The channel into the guest harbour at Finnøy is long and narrow, but once inside, there is ample space and a nice clubhouse open for the guests.
Half the clubhouse is occupied by a semi-diesel engine, which is made on the island by a long gone boat engine factory.
Enthusiastic club members will gladly start up their treasure for visiting guests.
Reaching along Nordøyane towards Ålesund. Right; crossing the Ellingsøyfjord, with a view to Breisundet (wide strait).
At our arrival, the sun got out too.
Below is the view from the city's mountain Aksla. By the lighthouse at the end of the breakwater is Moljegapet - the entrance to the harbour, the guest landing stages are safely placed at the other end of the sound, just across the pink house.
Harbour days in Ålesund
The days in the captain's home city - Ålesund - were spent with family and friends.