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Monday, May 22, 2023

Lustholmen - Storön

After work it was time to set sail again. We took the inside route as we wanted to see the High Coast Bridge. They call it the Golden Gate of the North. Inside route also ment that you can effectively forget the wind forecast as the high hills create their own wind. From 15kn to 0 and back and everything from beating to broad reach while going to the same compass course.


The high hills make it also impossible to evaluate distances. What at first glance seems like short tacking can be 2 NM and a 15 min stretch. As we approached the SXK buoy at the bay we both were convinced for a while that the buoy must have moved over the winter as it was practically on the beach! Getting closer we saw the depth 50 meters, 30 meters and closer. The buoy sits tightly in 10 meters of water about 50 meters from the shore.


After securing the boat to the buoy we put together the banana-boot and headed to shore. Partially the landscape looks like someone built it in Minecraft, partially it is impassable woods and partially it is what we call “pirunpelto” devil’s field. The nature trail took us to the other side of the island where we were greeted with signs that the lake was actually a medieval fishing harbour that needed to be abandoned in 19th century because of rising land closed the secluded bay from the ocean.


Now we are sitting on the shore preparing to cook some dinner on the fire.


From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
22.05. 12:43 Z 62°40'7"N 17°58'46"E 55° 0kt 937.2NM wind 7.3kt 145° baro 1024 hPa Started main engine
22.05. 12:47 Z 62°40'10"N 17°58'32"E 348° 4.1kt 937.2NM wind 6.9kt 90° baro 1024 hPa Motoring
22.05. 12:50 Z 62°40'12"N 17°58'50"E 85° 4.5kt 937.4NM wind 8.8kt 120° baro 1024 hPa Autopilot activated
22.05. 12:54 Z 62°40'17"N 17°59'20"E 38° 3.7kt 937.6NM wind 11.5kt 88° baro 1024 hPa Motor stopped, sailing with Main, Genoa 1
22.05. 13:00 Z 62°40'49"N 17°59'27"E 5.2kt 938.2NM wind 16.2kt 140° baro 1024 hPa Hourly position log
22.05. 13:08 Z 62°41'23"N 17°59'32"E 10° 5.4kt 938.7NM wind 10.8kt 154° sea state 2/10 clouds 2/8 visibility 8/10 baro 1023 hPa Motoring to give a slight extra boost to bypass the cable ferry
22.05. 13:09 Z 62°41'29"N 17°59'34"E 12° 3.6kt 938.8NM wind 9.5kt 154° baro 1023 hPa Motor stopped, sailing with Main, Genoa 1
22.05. 13:43 Z 62°43'22"N 17°59'38"E 2.4kt 940.7NM wind 5.6kt 212° baro 1023 hPa Started watermaker
22.05. 14:00 Z 62°44'5"N 17°59'37"E 353° 2.4kt 941.5NM wind 7.6kt 204° baro 1023 hPa Hourly position log
22.05. 14:19 Z 62°44'38"N 17°59'20"E 66° 0.4kt 942NM wind 3kt 40° baro 1023 hPa Autopilot deactivated
22.05. 15:00 Z 62°45'3"N 18°0'39"E 49° 2.3kt 943.2NM wind 7kt 76° baro 1022 hPa Hourly position log
22.05. 16:00 Z 62°45'40"N 18°5'52"E 150° 4.5kt 947NM wind 7.5kt 95° baro 1022 hPa Hourly position log
22.05. 16:08 Z 62°45'13"N 18°6'45"E 139° 4.3kt 947.6NM wind 7.4kt 105° baro 1022 hPa Stopped watermaker. 7ppm
22.05. 16:38 Z 62°45'27"N 18°9'25"E 90° 2.3kt 948.9NM wind 3.3kt 156° baro 1022 hPa Sails down, motoring
22.05. 16:57 Z 62°45'34"N 18°11'48"E 145° 0.4kt 950.1NM wind 3.7kt 137° baro 1021 hPa Moored, SXK Storön
22.05. 16:58 Z 62°45'34"N 18°11'49"E 217° 0kt 950.1NM wind 2.3kt 87° baro 1021 hPa Stopped main engine

Time lapse courtesy of Saillogger: