Vejrö

After a good nights sleep we left Hårbölle and motored westwards, no wind at all and absolutely flat water, a nice change from yesterday. We decided to go to Vejrö.

Approaching Vejrö

A really nice harbour. Everything was in top condition. WC, showers, washing machines, bicycles, barbecue grills and even charcoal was included in the harbour fee. There was a small shed in the harbour where one could bye locally produced vegetables (and of course beer, this is Denmark).

Vejrö lighthouse
And there were 300 of them
Nice greenhouse

We took a bicycle tour round the island, pheasants and brambles everywhere. Vejrö is a place we will visit again.

Sailed distance 29,2 nautical miles.

Denmark here we come

We left Skanör quite early in the morning. Easterly winds and we started with just a reefed mainsail. A bit too much wind and big steep waves. We had the wind just before the beam and made good speed but it was uncomfortable.

A lot of shipping
Möns klint

When we rounded Möns Klint we could ease the sheets and life became a little easier. When we entered the very narrow buoyed channel towards Grönsund we started the engine and took down the mainsail. Really nice to be in flat waters again.

Enjoying flat waters

There was a available spot at Hårbölle harbour, just a foot of water beneath the keel.

Grönsund
Evening walk along Grönsund
Mist at Hårbölle

A meal, a walk and then it was bedtime.

Sailed distance 52,8 nautical miles.

Skanör

Leaving Mölle

An early start and easterly winds. Full main and the code almost all day. Really good sailing.

Nice sailing

A lot of current against but we made good progress anyway. When we sailed past Helsingör we were doing eight knots through the water but only five knots over ground.

Helsingör

The last couple of miles before Skanör we changed the code for the jib and even had to take in a reef in the main. Skanör harbour was really crowded and we moored alongside a Danish 29 foot motorsailer.

Mist at Skanör

A meal, a short walk and an ice cream before retiring below deck.

Sailed distance 56,4 nautical miles.

Mölle

We left Glommen early in the morning expecting a nice broad reach towards Denmark.

Leaving Glommen, Morups Tånge lighthouse

There was a nasty swell and almost no wind. Sails flapping, very uncomfortable and very slow progress. We changed plans and motored along the Swedish oast instead of going to Denmark.

Kullen

Late afternoon we reached Mölle.

Mölle

Not many boats but quite a lot of people visiting the bars in the harbour. We went ashore for something to eat and a beer.

Mölle sunset

Sailed distance 44,7 nautical miles.

Glommen

We cast off a quarter past eight in the morning.

Mist at Öckerö

No wind at all to start with.

Vinga in the distance
Buskärs knöte

The plan was to sail to Glommen but the wind was westerly and we could steer directly at Anholt. Close hauled but doing good speed. After lunch the wind shifted and there was no way we could reach Anholt so we decided to go fore the original plan and had a nice broad reach all the way to Glommen.

Glommen fishing harbour

No problem finding a good spot as we were the only visiting boat.

Sailed distance 66,0 nautical miles.

Winter is coming

Mornings are getting cold, we have to use the heater a while before we get up and prepare breakfast. The sun rises later and sets earlier. Sailing in daylight means shorter distances. It is time to migrate.

Gothenburg

We left Lindholmen late afternoon on the first of September, rather tired of a noisy and dirty Gothenburg (and some people singing Hare Chrisna all night, right next to the boat). Motoring the short distance to Öckerö. We went for a short walk in the harbour, some interesting old sailing vessels to look at.

Öckerö sunset

Sailed distance 10,3 nautical miles.