Category: New Posts

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…

Red Roo Team Reunited – Tallinn, Estonia

Maree returned to Red Roo in Tallinn – Estonia (many, many, many thanks to Pat, Sam, Honey, Clare, Wendy and Michael in the UK who made me welcome whilst waiting to return to the boat).  So we are now back on track to continue…

Solo Sailing Poland, Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia

  Since taking Red Roo single handed while Maree went out on R&R (forced due to visa restrictions in the EU) Phil has successfully sailed Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and into Estonia where we met up again. Poland From Swinoujscie in Poland he stopped at…

Wind taken out of our sails in Swinoujscie – Poland

I am sure you have all heard the saying “when you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all”  well perhaps I should stop now and not write anything about Poland. I will declare now that we are both a little tainted in…

Stralsund

The biggest city we will visit in Germany and also our last with Poland being a day sail away. We did the customary walk and found the remains of the fortification walls of the city, surrounded by water now turned into parklands.  Again another…

Kuhlungsborn & Warnemunde

We set off from Wismar with the intention to arrive at Rostock but after a lumpy frustrating 6 hours beating into the wind on the nose and a very wet forward berth (bed) decided to pull in at Kuhlungsborn at what was to be…

Wismar

A good days sailing even though the sun has gone and hidden itself somewhere again!We even had a drop of rain, however the wind was kind and we were able to sail from Travemunde to Wismar, slowly but sailing all same.  We found a…

Travemunde & Lübeck

As we sailed out of Laboe it suddenly hit us that we are in the Baltic Sea – our summer destination!  It certainly brought a smile to our faces and we are certainly ready for summer – even if the weather isn’t quite ready…