Week 36 3 – 9 September 2018 Kråkholmarna in Stigfjorden -Hinsholmskilen in Göteborg 52 nm
3 September Monday Kråkholmarna – Ljungskile 17 nm
Bright sunshine above mirror like water when we woke up. Had breakfast before we weigh anchor.
Used the engine the whole way to Ljungskile where we met friends Kajsa and Lars.
We are used to meet them most times we are in Sweden, but this was the first time not using a car. Felt perfectly ok!
We took their car for some shopping and then had lunch in the sunny cockpit of Moon.
The afternoon was spent doing a two hour walk in the forest above their house. Late afternoon and evening we had dinner at their house before we walked down to Moon through a very quiet Ljungskile.
4 September Tuesday Ljungskile – Svanesund 6 nm
Some clouds when we woke up. Filled our water tanks after breakfast, important now as we have some maintenance to take care of before we can use the water maker again. Did some writing before Kajsa and Lars came down for a coffee and to make sure we got safely underway.
Drove south for a few miles and then tied up to a dock where our friends Åsa and Jan-Erik live when they are not in Spain or Stockholm where their daughters live. They came down with two of their grand children and had a look at Moon. We spent the afternoon working with the boat before we walked up to the house for dinner and lots of talking.
As usual we had a pleasant evening before we again walked down to Moon through an absolutely silent village.
5 September Wednesday Svanesund – Stenungsund 5 nm
Some rain after breakfast. Åsa and Jan-Erik came down with the kids to take some photos, showing the parents what great sailors their kids have become.
Then we cast our lines and drove south even shorter the yesterday to Stenungsund, a little town where we moored in between a big shopping malls
Our friends in s/v Sea Wind, currently in Curazo, Lars and Susanne came for lunch in Moon.
To the wharf came a few of our web readers that had seen Moon on AIS and wanted to wish us welcome home. They wouldn’t disturb our lunch and waited to see Moon next weekend when we have invited readers to come and visit.
In the late afternoon we joined the guys from Sea Wind on a ride to Gothenburg and a meeting with our Round the World Cruising Club. Nice to meet a lot of friends that share the same interest as we do.
Back in Moon relatively late and it was nice with a hot cup before bed.
6 September Thursday Stenungsund – Marstrand 6 nm
Cloudy morning but no rain. Breakfast and some writing before we hit the stores when they opened.
Back in Moon we cast lines and headed south again. This day we did six miles to Marstrand where we arrived shortly after lunch. Most of the time we had to use only the engine.
After tying up we did our duty and went to the voting office and put our votes for the not populist party in the election for a new congress.
Visited our insurance company just across the wharf from Moon and then did a long walk around the island with friend Kerstin who lives on the next island, getting here by the little cable ferry.
Back in Moon we opened the bottle of Champagne that Kerstin brought. Soon came friends Linda and Ludvig and helped us finishing the bottle. Linda and Ludvig visited us in Malaysia as we were rebuilding Moon.
Later we and Ludvig went to their apartment across the wharf next to our insurer, where Linda had prepared dinner.
We had a pleasant evening with lots of talk about boating and cruising.
7 September Friday Marstrand – Hjuvik 13 nm
Before breakfast we moved across to Koön to meet an old colleague from Björn’s “Bridge time”. Very funny and easy to be brought several years back in time in no time.
Then we motored through Albrektsund Canal and then hoisted sails for Gothenburg
Coming close to Hjuvik the wind changed and we started the engine for the last half a mile. Rafted on our friend Anna and Roger’s HR 64 and again we noticed the difference in size!
Had lunch and then we moved the two boats around the corner to be protected as the wind was forecasted to pick up tonight. Back in the house we had a nice afternoon before a very delicious dinner.
Late evening the wind came with lots of rain. We stayed in the house over night to avoid a dinghy ride in the dark, windy and rainy night.
8 September Saturday Andalen – Hinsholmskilen 5 nm
Breakfast and then we were supposed to take the dinghy to Moon.
But heavy rain made us have another cup of coffee and later Anna took us by car to Anna’s sister, living just nearby where we anchored Moon. In between the showers we were taken in their little power boat out to Moon where we soon weigh anchor after having showed them our home.
Drove against almost gale force wind across Hakefjord to Hinsholmen, a small boat harbour, where we tied up shortly after lunch. Friends were on the dock helping us with our lines and soon we were safely moored.
We had a late lunch in Moon together with our friends. They came back for dinner later, but the evening was not long as we were tired after intense two weeks since arriving Sweden not being used to meet people every day.
9 September Sunday Hinsholmen
The Fall started yesterday! The night became everything but calm. We are used to be able to choose a quiet anchorage, but now we are squeezed between boats facing the wind behind a piled mole. Noisy and a bit bumpy. All the rain that didn’t come down this summer seems to come right now! But we shouldn’t complain because of the two weeks of welcoming nice weather we have had venturing south in the beautiful archipelago of Bohuslän.
Had several friends visiting us in the boat that couldn’t join us next weekend when we will facility “Open boat” here in Hinsholmen, letting friends and our web readers visit us and Moon.
Three weeks from now we will be in Helsingborg harbour where Moon will be our home for six winter months.
Annika & Björn