After a walk together with Lena and Fredrik we left Mollösund, we just had a quick stop at the fuel dock, hoisted full main and jib and set off south.
We had a beam reach and made good progress. The wind was blowing around 15 knots gusting up to 20 and when we turned more into the wind we had to take in a reef which made sailing more comfortable but just as fast. The last miles into Gothenburg we had a nice broad reach and we moored at Lindholmen just after 5 pm.
Our friends on Sy Capella were going north to Henån and we were planning to go to Gothenburg for the weekend so we decided to meet half way, at Mollösund. We left Hamburgsund at 9.20 in the morning.
The forecast promised around 15 knots of wind and in a favourable direction. We had a nice sail down to the Soten canal and after the canal the wind had increased some and we had a fast and nice sail to Mollösund.
Capella arrived just before us and we tied up alongside Capella just after 4 a´clock. Lena and Fredrik invited us onboard for a nice meal. We took a walk together and got back to the boats just before dark.
The weather forecast promised headwinds the coming days so we decided to go directly back home to Hamburgsund. After some provisioning at the mall in Farsund we motored out of the harbour and after an hour we set sail and had good sailing the first couple of hours.
Then it was motor sailing and when the wind picked up we could turn off the engine and when the wind decreased we motor sailed again. In the evening the wind turned more south-Westerly and we took down the mainsail and continued with just the code.
When we approached Väderöarna the wind increased and we changed from code to jib.
We arrived at our slip in Hamburgsund 20 minutes past 4 pm. We did not sleep much on the way so we were quite tired.
Wind in the right direction but light. The sea was choppy and irregular and the sails were flapping. Ended up sailing with just the code which was OK.
Some other sailing boats around. We moored at the same place as the last time we were here but it was a little to shallow for Mist so we went to the floating pontoon across the harbour instead. Went for a short walk and did some laundry.
After reversing out of Kvalvåg´s narrow harbour we set sail and had a really nice sail south. It started with a broad reach in about 15 knots of wind and after a while it became a beam reach and in the end close hauled with one reef in the main. We arrived at the north harbour just before 4 pm.
A quick beer in the cockpit and then we set off on our bicycles to see the island. There is a lot of street art here. We stayed at Utsira 2 days, the second day we explored the island by foot, looking for street art and walking more or less all paths we could find.
We left Bergen an hour before noon after buying some fish at the fish market.
Motoring at first but after a while we could set sail and slowly beating south.
The last couple of miles to the island of Stolmen we had to motor, almost no wind and the current against us. We arrived at Kvalvåg just before 5 pm and moored outside an “in the same boat” yacht (they pick plastic along the Norwegian coast).