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Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Marjaniemi - Iso-Kraaseli

We did some additional provisioning in Hailuoto and got some local beer (thank you Erik & Tina!). The town is nearly 10km away, so transportation was required. Luckily the harbour office had 2 bikes to lend. One of them had no air in the tires so bicycling became a solo mission for Suski.


Departure from Marjaniemi was smooth and the first 20 minutes we spent pounding against the waves with the motor on to get some distance to the shallows. After that it was smooth sailing with wind on the beam. After some time we got a visitor, as an arctic tern landed on the back solar panel. It sat there for nearly an hour before heading out to the sea again. We informed ourselves that the arctic tern spends it’s winter as far south as the Antarctica! That is some distance for your migration!


We arrived to Iso-Kraaseli expecting to find stern buoys but there were none to be found. The harbour guide spoke about 4 guest places at the end of the pier. Apparently the arrangements have changed and the guest spots are gone for our sized boats. We decided to try and tie up on the smaller boat spots. Very very slowly we proceeded forward, caught the stern buoy that we tied to mid ship and tied our nose to the pier. Just about enough water under the keel for us here, so we’ll stay here for the night as near to no wind is expected.


The island ferry arrived a bit afterwards and advised us of a big rock in the harbour entrance. Also not in the sea charts or in the guide! But now, that anleger…


From the logbook

Time Position Course Speed Log Weather Remarks
06.06. 7:13 Z 65°2'26"N 24°33'17"E 254° 0kt 1306.6NM wind 7.7kt 299° baro 1018 hPa Started main engine
06.06. 7:18 Z 65°2'24"N 24°32'55"E 260° 4.8kt 1306.6NM wind 7.6kt 280° baro 1018 hPa Motoring
06.06. 7:33 Z 65°2'14"N 24°30'17"E 214° 3.9kt 1307.8NM wind 6.9kt 278° baro 1018 hPa Motor stopped, sailing with Main, Genoa 1
06.06. 7:34 Z 65°2'11"N 24°30'11"E 213° 3.9kt 1307.9NM wind 7.1kt 272° sea state 3/10 clouds 2/8 visibility 8/10 baro 1018 hPa Autopilot activated
06.06. 8:00 Z 65°0'25"N 24°28'35"E 197° 5.2kt 1309.8NM wind 8.4kt 268° baro 1018 hPa Hourly position log
06.06. 9:00 Z 64°55'58"N 24°26'0"E 191° 4.2kt 1314.4NM wind 6.3kt 260° baro 1019 hPa Hourly position log
06.06. 10:00 Z 64°52'24"N 24°24'26"E 185° 3.4kt 1318NM wind 4.9kt 255° baro 1019 hPa Hourly position log
06.06. 10:29 Z 64°50'42"N 24°23'38"E 188° 3.9kt 1319.7NM wind 5.7kt 253° sea state 2/10 clouds 7/8 visibility 8/10 baro 1019 hPa We have a Arctic Tern (sterna paradisea) on the solar panel!
06.06. 11:00 Z 64°48'42"N 24°22'45"E 201° 4.1kt 1321.8NM wind 7.7kt 297° baro 1019 hPa Hourly position log
06.06. 12:00 Z 64°45'23"N 24°21'40"E 194° 2.8kt 1325.1NM wind 6.6kt 254° baro 1019 hPa Hourly position log
06.06. 12:53 Z 64°42'25"N 24°22'22"E 161° 4.7kt 1328.2NM wind 6.4kt 226° baro 1019 hPa Autopilot deactivated
06.06. 13:00 Z 64°42'0"N 24°22'57"E 137° 3.9kt 1328.7NM wind 7.5kt 236° baro 1019 hPa Hourly position log
06.06. 13:21 Z 64°40'57"N 24°24'35"E 157° 2.5kt 1330NM wind 7.7kt 245° baro 1018 hPa Sails down, motoring
06.06. 13:37 Z 64°40'45"N 24°24'22"E 260° 0kt 1330.3NM wind 6.3kt 263° baro 1018 hPa Stopped, sketchy stern buoy setup at Iso-Kraaseli

Time lapse courtesy of Saillogger: