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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Kalmar - Solberganäset

Susanna returned from her Berlin adventure, and it was time to leave Kalmar behind. It was kind of cool to have the boat on the central pier of the Kalmar Boat Show, but instead we wanted to find some nature.

We filled up water and diesel in the morning, and hoisted sail inside the harbour at 7:54. Then it was bow to the north, under the Öland bridge and up towards the Oskarshamn archipelago.

Heading out of Kalmar

Today’s sail was a fast one, with pretty constant westerly winds above 20kt on the beam. When the gusts reached over 30kt, we saw boat speeds around 7.3kt and decided to put in the first reef. This made the autopilot steer a lot better.

After the island of Runnö we decided to pick the season’s first nature harbour, and tacked our way west to inside the island belt near the coast.

When we reached the zigzagging strait that would lead us to the harbour we dropped sail and continued under motor at slow speed. One steering, the other on rock watch in the bow.

Tied up

At the protected bay in Solberganäset we dropped the stern anchor and tied the bow to the shore. Finally, a proper Scandinavian mooring!

We explored the island a bit, and found a quarry museum. Very nice place for sitting down and watching the island nature a bit. Modern museums don’t need signage, but instead Qr codes!

Näset museum

From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
14.05. 6:29 Z n/a Motor on, to fuel dock
14.05. 6:45 Z n/a Filled up 55l
14.05. 6:55 Z n/a Sails up, towards the bridge
14.05. 8:22 Z 56°46'18"N 16°29'35"E 14° 6.2kt wind 21kt sea state 2/10 clouds 7/8 baro 1009 hPa Gusts up to 35kt, first reef. Boat speed >6kt
14.05. 11:02 Z 57°1'23"N 16°37'23"E 11° wind 22kt sea state 3/10 clouds 7/8 baro 1009 hPa Suski on duty, Flammkuchen almost ready
14.05. 13:45 Z 57°12'0"N 16°29'35"E 209° wind 10kt Sails down, motor on
14.05. 14:07 Z 57°11'53"N 16°28'5"E Aft anchor, bow to the trees. Nature harbour for ourselves