Friday 1st. September to Sunday 3rd. September. Østre Bolærne.
Tur med HR klubben, Norge med omvisning på og inni fortet, god middag på lørdag kveld og hyggelig samvær. Været var strålende bra!
Helgen etterpå hadde vi kiosk vakt i Åsgårdstrand kombinert med nattevakt i havna.
Our sailing days are over for 2017 and Siller Lass is high and dry on shore at Vallø.
We can look back on many good trips, many social events and are now planning next years’ challenges. Will we choose Northern Norway again?
Thursday 10th. To Sunday 13th. August
Åsgårdstrand to Oscarsborg then Dragsund, Håøya
A light sail to Oscarsborg fort just by Drøbak in the Oslo fjord. We visit the Island every year, enjoy the surroundings and the chance to visit Drøbak where Jon Erik spent many summers as a child. The aim this time was to see the opera Carmina Burana by Carl Orff. The performance on Friday evening was spectacular, colourful, quite fantastic in fact.
On Saturday found a new, to us, natural harbour on Håøya. The good weather continued, the wind calmed down and we had a fine hike to an area that has evolved into a tourist attraction with a nature workshop, a goat farm, a bakery also selling freshly made goatmilk cheese and apple juice.
We had moored up by Lelantina owned by one of Jon Eriks relatives from Hurum and her husband, Ellen and Jon. An interesting Duntzfelt familytree discussion follwed in the evening.
Back to our home harbour on Sunday, by motor most of the way, enjoying a glass of Apple juice from Eplegården, Hurum. What a fine way to spent a summer weekend!
Thursday 27th and Friday 28th. July
To Korterødkilen then Åsgårdstrand
Korterødkilen is a really sheltered bay near Sponvika, 59.08N / 11.13E, perfect as a base for our waterskiing grandchildren. Jesper was quite expert at both skiing and wakeboarding, His new begynner friend made a great effort but wasn't quite so sucessful.
Happy family dinner then out to sea next morning after a morning dip. 40nm to home port with one reef in mainsail, doing 7 knots most of the time, a perfect finish to the 3 weeks' sailing holiday.
Saturday 22. to Friday 28 th. July
From Lillesand to Lyngør, Svensbukta, Stavern, Tallakshavn, Skjærhalden.
We have had an active, social week visiting new marinas and moorings, sailing when possible and enjoying summer temperatures. After 45 nm sailing we sailed past a colossal oil rig, not now in use , then we met by chance Annette and Nils Hveding as we neared Åkvågkilen in Lyngør fjord. We can recommend this lagoon, a lovely natural harbour.
On Sunday we took another longish haul, 37 nm, to Svensbukta via Jomfruland. Light breeze meant motoring some of the way. Early start next morning after a morning dip, first to Nevlunghavn, then Stavern, which we haven't visited in recent years. It is a busy harbour with many attractions for children, including a mobile, foldable climbing wall. Plenty of historical buildings at Fredriksvern and a fine coastal path to Nevlunghavn.
Had dinner with our neighbours from Kongsberg at Tallakshavn next day followed by meeting another Kongsberg family at Skjærhalden on Wednesday. The sail over Oslo fjord was great, the wind just blowing in the right direction and force. Helpfull staff in the marina found a mooring for us.
Sunday 16th. to Friday 21st. July to Risør seilforeningen, Furøya, Tvedestrand then Lillesand
This relaxed holiday aboard continues in a leisurely manner. We sailed southwards to Risør on Sunday and were lucky to find a mooring at the friendly, local sailing club's marina. We met up with Ellen and Freddy again for a "Happy hour" before dinner. Off again towards Tvedestrand next morning, in good sailing conditions and higher temperatures. We decided to moor up at Furøya. The Island has been upgraded, resembling the original Estate with natural forests, a 300 year old oak tree, good paths, piers and a restaurant which can be recommended. We also spent a day in Tvedestrand and had just moored up when HR friend Bjørn Akre came aboard for a chat.
We had a 5 hour sail to Lillesand on Thursday, but found the marina almost full, even though we arrived early. 120 boats of all sizes have managed to squeeze in.
We met up with a Syrian family who had been pupils in Kongsberg last year, and were invited to their home for an Arabic dinner. Many thanks to Daniella, Wael and little Reem. Heavy rain has been forecast for 2 days, lengthening our stay till Saturday morning when we intend to sail northwards again. More sailing surprises in store!
Sunday 9th. to Saturday 15th. July
Åsgårdstrand to Havnebakken, Tallakshavn, Langangen, Svensbukta, Langøysundkilen og Valle til Lenningshytta ved Kragerø.
We've had a really interesting week using natural moorings, not marinas for overnight stays. No extra electricity or water! The weather has varied from a cold and windy start to more stable warmer days now.
The highlights have been the visit to Gabriela and Bernt in Langangen, where the new pier functions well fot Siller Lass, then the family gathering on Saturday evening at Lingodden. 17 people with 4 generations of the Lenning family there.
The map shows the narrow and shallow entrance to Landøysundkilen. There are actually nooks and cranies there for many boats to shelter in hard weather. Valle marina nearby was spacious and had a good grocers shop to fill the larder.
Wednesday 28th. June. to Åsgårdstrand
Tuesday was an easy day, motoring first over "the Yellow Hump" then through Havstensund before sailing over Kosterfjord to the natural mooring in the bay. 15 sailing boats spent the night there in calm conditions. Our trip is nearing an end, we're off to Kongsberg to pick up a new car and to enjoy the Jazz Festival next week. Sailed most of the 36 nm. to our home harbour on Wednesday.
Are happy to have had a great time with many new experiences meeting and enjoying the company of friends, old and new.
Monday 26th. June. to S.Dyvik på Otterøn
Sunshine today and much less wind as we leave Malmøn after a stormy night, but pleasant stay. We had a bumpy sail when out in open waters so chose a quiet bay to anchor up in and have a dip, could hardly call it a swim, before lunch. This is one of our favourite natural bays, with beautiful scenery.
Only two other boats were there and surprisingly visited by a rib selling ice cream, cookies, fruit and soft drinks - a sign that summer has come to Sweden. The young salesman will have to have many more customers though even to pay for running expenses of his craft!