March started with a trip by car down south to Björns mother for five days.
Back in Moon we spent a few days at the jetty working with various items.
Friday 13 ! we took off for weeks of sailing. We spent a windy and rainy weekend in Bohus Malmön´s marina.
Monday 16 the sun arrived! We sailed to Fisketången to help a very ill sailing friend, bringing her boat down to Helsingborg in the south of Sweden.
When we arrived the boat was just launched. We rigged her and then worked for two days to make the boat shipshape trying to understand all instruments and the electric furlers, winches and so on. The heater didn’t work. Big problem as the temperature was predicted to be just above freezing during our three days under sail down south.
Wednesday we had solved all problems including the heater, and after lunch we were ready and left Moon at the wharf and started sailing south.
Stayed overnight in two harbours going south in the archipelago, waiting for the strong westerly to become northerly before we went offshore. The coast has no protecting islands going south from some miles south of Gothenburg. The Bavaria and the temperature prevented us from go against strong wind and high sea offshore. The planning was spot on all the way down with wind from behind and the sun was still shining since Monday!
Saturday afternoon, after another overnight stop, this time in Torekov, we arrived in Helsingborg.
Sunday we were transported back north by car to our waiting home in Fisketången, not to be exposed to any virus in busses or train.
Monday (23) we continued north to Bovallstrand where we meet friends with their boat. OK with the Corona virus we kept social distance and didn’t meet down in our boats. We had lovely walks together for three days in the hilly and wooded surroundings.
Thursday we took off and sailed offshore to the outer islands of Väderöarna. We were the only boat in a spot that summertime and calm weather see many boats. In the evening our friends from Bovallstrand came and rafted on Moon for a barbecue in their cockpit, still within social distance…
Next day we sailed north to Kalvö harbour. Three islands connected with causeways, making it possible for long walks in the nature reserve.
Stayed two days with long walks and on Sunday we took off north for Rossö just inside the famous Koster Islands. We borrowed a jetty from a sailing friend, where we stayed until Friday (April 3) because of nice walks and a stubborn southerly wind.