We left the famous “High Coast” first of July and continued our sailing to the north. We had still all sorts of weather, but more to the warm side and with light winds. Even if a low have dominated the July weather and have been producing rain and lots of strong wind further south, we have had nice sailing conditions up north. The bad weather with strong winds didn’t come all the way up to Bay of Bothnia, they stayed in Sea of Bothnia.
We were happy and kept on sailing among beautiful islands in the Luleå archipelago and as far east as the border to Finland, before we made a final trip north to the yellow buoy marking the northern most point to be reached by a sailing boat, at 66 degrees north.
Starting south we spent more time in Luleå and its archipelago. Her we met a Malö sailboat from Råå in the south of Sweden. We spent most of later part of July as buddy boats, having lots of fun, sailing and hiking together.
They left us north of High Coast area as we wanted to spend more time among those spectacular islands and hiking grounds. Several Nature Reserves in the area gives plenty of opportunities for hiking.