Just by the guest harbour is a old hermaphrodite brig, that a group of local enthusiasts are restoring. Wetsera was build in 1891 in Helsingborg on the west coast of Sweden. She is named after the baroness Maria Vetsera.
Finally a natural harbour in Roslagen, the bay is on the NW end of Singö.
This should be the national flower of Sweden!
The rookie sailor's corner
That's the last time you throw that ball, I'm tired of picking it up for you!
We crossed the Lidö island, on our way we picked raspberries and passed a farm with cows, ducks, cats, rabbits, horses, hens and a huge pig. On the other side was this nice pasture by the shore. Just to left is actually a guest harbour with a kiosk. Further down the road we found a restaurant where we had our dinner in the terrace. But it was getting so cold when the sun was going down that we had to get some blankets to finish our dinner.
Just like last year, we had to tack through the busy shipping lanes towards Stockholm. The closest natural harbour to Stockholm is Hästholmsundet, but arriving there on a Friday evening, it was quite busy, not to speak of the ferries passing by and making huge swells. That and the fact it was difficult to find a spot deep enough for us to get to land makes this harbour not recommendable, unless you just drop an anchor in the sound.
An eagle was guarding one of the lights marking the main shipping lane into Stockholm.
In the evening the Swedish Coast Guard was concealed behind a point on Hästholmen.
S/S Stockholm, a steam ship built in 1931, passed in front of "Gamla Stan" just before we landed in the Vasa guest harbour on the island of Djurgården. Ferries are leaving to Gamla Stan just 5 minutes walk south of from the harbour. On the north side is the Vasa museum. Vasa is a Swedish warship built in 1626-1628. In short: it took 3 years to build, sailed 1 Nm before sinking, was lost for 300 years and it took 30 years to recover and restore to the state is in now!
The Swedish warship Vasa - a museum worth visiting!
The season is over - deserted streets in Gamle Stan - The old city of Stockholm
The last natural harbour this season - tied up to the Svedjeholmen
After 1831nm we are back in at Malmquist Varv on Tunnigö.
Superstructure in place
Here is my checklist for the winter preservation!
Take down & pack sails
Remove man rail
Put on cover
Clean & pack dingy
Run outboard with fresh water
Exchange outboard gear oil
Change oil & oil filter
Change diesel & water separation filter
Put antifreeze in salt water system
Spray engine with oil
Check electrolyte level
Spray main electric panel with oil
Turn off main battery switch
Take away main switch key
Connect & fasten electrical oven
Empty septic tanks
Put antifreeze in toilet/tank front
Put antifreeze in toilet/tank aft
Empty water tanks
Empty hot water tank
Close all sea cocks
Open deck vents
Open and secure all bulkhead doors
Some last repairs on the genoa before stowing it away.
Covered up - waiting for spring!