In the afternoon, after spending a pleasant morning at the picturesque Stokken island, we sailed for a short distance into the very pretty Norwegian archipelago to reach Ny-Hellesund Bay. Nature here is so stunningly beautiful and seemingly unspoiled. It is like yoga for my… Continue Reading “Ny-Hellesund”
Mid-afternoon we left Thyborøn for another rocky passage, this time to Norway. We were blown fast toward Kristiansand, our approximate destination, by a strong wind. The waves pushed me just to the limit of sea sickness again. Next morning, the wind stopped, paused for… Continue Reading “Stokken Island”
Thyborøn, the last pit stop in Denmark before sailing to Norway.
Hvide Sande (DNK) to Thorsminde (DNK) / 25 nautical miles / 5 hours Today, unlike the days before, the sailing was pleasant, short and less wavy – great. We sailed up north the Danish coast to get a bit closer to Norway.
Vlieland (NED) to Hvide Sande (DNK) / 218 nautical miles / 42 hours The first few hours were easy. We left Vlieland, soon after crossed the rather busy traffic separation scheme – a sort of highway on the water – and prepared the sesame… Continue Reading “Breakfast Unusual”
Makkum – Harlingen – Vlieland / 24 nautical miles / 6 hours This year again, Marius gave me the opportunity to join him for a cruise on SY Maranea. This year, too, I was more than happy to answer his call. The plan is… Continue Reading “Sailing with Marius”
A great boat, good weather, tasty food, wine, and pleasant company are perfect ingredients for a very enjoyable time…
More about the yacht: Puffin® Classic 42′
We spent the night at the small port of Kullavik and enjoyed a nice sunset and a quiet evening, despite blasting music and other festivities on the traditional Midsommardagen, the longest day of the year.
Day 8: Kerteminde – Grenå, 11 hours, 61 nm, departure: 9:10am Our two stops in Denmark were probably not completely legal. Denmark has just opened its borders and a limited number of ports in a few areas of northern Germany only. We decided to… Continue Reading “Kerteminde to Grenå (DK)”