27th. May - 11. June
First to Misingen
Siller Lass at sea, in between diverse appointments, to Misingen on a brilliant May Day. We were priveliged to find the Oslofjordens Friluftråds buoy vacant. Later, other boats lay at anchor or clung to the rocks round
the vulcanic lagoon. Fine sailing breeze on our return next day.
9th. June - to Misingen, Oslofjorden
Back to Misingen again. Midweek sailing at this time of year has Its advantages. We could enjoy being the only boat in the lagoon, so moored up by the pier, after motoring motorsailing in calm weather to the skerries.
Plenty time for walking though the area was restricted due to nesting birds. A dip in the sea afterwards, the temperature didn't encourage to more than a few strokes in the water.
10th. June - to Ekenes harbour, Koster
Koster is probably at It's best In June, so fertile, blooming flowers and a peaceful atmosphere. We sailed most of the 20 nautical miles, southwards from Misingen, motoring only through the narrow passage between the isles into Ekenes
Not having visited Koster for a few years, we noticed quite a few changes. Electric wagons had replaced many of the older forms of transport, and were silent but rather numerous, making life a bit more dodgy for strollers like us. The ferries
frequented Ekenes more often than before, transporting folk to and from more holiday homes, hotel and boarding houses. The shop, 2 km. from Ekenes is well stocked with groceries, flowers and plants. Our favourite purchases are cheeseburger,
light beer and chocolate.
11th. June - to Tisler then Åsgårdstrand.
A calm start to the day enticed us to fish. There's plenty of mackerel just waiting to be caught and we caught sufficient for dinner in no time at all. By that time there was a good sailing breeze so our stop for lunch in a bay at Tisler was
short, before a fine sail back to Åsgårdstrand. Notes seals on Kostersten and cormorants around the rocks.