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Saturday, May 27, 2023


The second night was a fast one. Double foresails and full main meant that we were proceeding with hull speed. Our hydrogenerator kept our battery full, even when the off-watch was using the electric blanket to thaw themselves out after watch duty outside.


The difference in the amount of light between the two nights is astounding. Only about 89NM to the Arctic Circle! This photo was taken on the darkest hour of the night, 2 hours after sunset and 2 hours before sunrise.


Junkön harbour is tiny but cute. There is some small scale fishing industry still left. You know you are coming in early when you get to say good morning to the fishermen when they are going out. For us this means breakfast, a bit of sleep and exploring the island while waiting for a gale to roll over us in the early hours of Sunday.


While we’re in sub-arctic waters of southern Lapland and it is still quite cold outside, one of the benefits of cruising here is that every harbour has a sauna. Time to sample the one here and enjoy the howling wind from a warm place.

From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
27.05. 0:00 Z 65°7'1"N 22°9'59"E 19° 4.8kt 1143.4NM wind 16.2kt 313° baro 1018 hPa Hourly position log
27.05. 0:29 Z 65°9'24"N 22°11'44"E 31° 5.8kt 1145.9NM wind 19kt 313° baro 1019 hPa Sails set: Main (1st reef), Staysail
27.05. 1:00 Z 65°12'6"N 22°13'39"E 36° 5.5kt 1148.8NM wind 16.4kt 306° baro 1019 hPa Hourly position log
27.05. 1:47 Z 65°16'16"N 22°15'38"E 24° 5.8kt 1153NM wind 16.2kt 280° baro 1019 hPa Autopilot activated
27.05. 2:00 Z 65°17'23"N 22°16'54"E 18° 5.1kt 1154.3NM wind 16.6kt 285° sea state 3/10 clouds 0/8 visibility 7/10 baro 1019 hPa Bergie on watch, Suski to bed
27.05. 3:00 Z 65°22'39"N 22°20'6"E 10° 5.2kt 1159.7NM wind 16.3kt 275° baro 1019 hPa Hourly position log
27.05. 3:13 Z 65°23'44"N 22°20'24"E 360° 5.4kt 1160.8NM wind 15.7kt 278° baro 1020 hPa In the fairway. Stowed hydrogenerator
27.05. 3:47 Z 65°25'52"N 22°25'20"E 48° 4.6kt 1163.9NM wind 9.8kt 302° baro 1020 hPa Autopilot deactivated
27.05. 4:00 Z 65°26'42"N 22°26'32"E 4.1kt 1164.9NM wind 9.6kt 306° baro 1020 hPa Hourly position log
27.05. 4:05 Z 65°26'54"N 22°26'32"E 1.9kt 1165.1NM wind 12.8kt 306° baro 1020 hPa Sails down, motoring
27.05. 4:28 Z 65°27'20"N 22°24'11"E 214° 0kt 1166.5NM wind 4.6kt 307° baro 1020 hPa Stopped, Junkön guest pier

Time lapse courtesy of Saillogger: