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Helsingør & Gilleleje . . . any wetter and we would be swimming.

After four nights we departed Copenhagen on a drizzly wet Thursday afternoon heading north away from the capital city to explore the more regional areas of Denmark (and to cheaper harbours). We slipped easily out of our box mooring (first one, so first time…

Copenhagen. Princess Mary . . It should have been me!

We all know the story a beautiful lady from Tasmania (I know you are all thinking of me) however it was Mary who met Prince Fredrick in Sydney at a pub during the Olympics and went onto marry him to become a Princess and…

Sweden’s Stone Ship – Two Ports in One Day

A new day another country . . . back to Sweden (mainland) which you can’t quite see from Bornholm (Denmark) but it isn’t far 28 nautical miles (that’s 32 of the land based miles or 52km for those of us trained to imperial measurements),…

Dropping in on some Danish Dirt

Jeg kan ikke tale ret maget dansk (I don’t speak much Danish) so you will have to make do with English. Christiansø After our day off waiting out strong winds on Utklippan we headed 43 nautical miles south west to the Danish Island of…

Still Sailing Sweden

Carrying on from our last post we were in Nykoping and had enjoyed a fantastic sail in from the archipelago and were most excited about refilling our English gas bottles.  I feel in all that excitement I may have neglected Nykoping a little as…

Singing in the Sauna – Sweden

Snaking our way to Stockholm via the archipelago … and suddenly we are in Sweden – don’t you love it when a plan comes together, we knew heading West would work. The first hour out of Aland Islands was motor sailing to get around…

Åland Islands – Sandö, Kobba Klintar & Mariehamn

West we must travel, we need to get to the Åland Islands and onto Sweden, we could easily spend another month in in these Finish islands (visiting every sauna – not), but we really should save some sunny days for the Swedish Archipelago, which…

Finland Archipelago Part II – Did you know there are cows in heaven?

Örö, Hummelholmen, Björkö, Jurmo, Aspö, Österskär & Jungfruskär Örö After two nights in Hanko the winds had abated and we were off again destination Örö. Örö was a closed military zone for over one hundred years and only re-opened to the public in 2015. …

Finland Archipelago Part I – 5 Locations, 6 Nights & 7 BBQ’s

Gåsgrund, Stora Svartö, Elisaari / Älgsjö, Alglo Island, Älgö Rödjan & Hanko Warning; this is going to be a long one (in fact it is so long I have decided to split it into two parts, purely to make it less taxing on you). …

24 Hours in Helsinki

Well actually 2 nights & 1 day but the title above works better, regardless of the time and title we thought Helsinki was great! A day sail from Tallinn (Estoina) across to Helsinki of 45 nautical miles, with two very distinct halves in the…