Sunday, 31 August 2008

Rano to Oxelosund


29th August 2008

During the night the wind veered to the north giving us the perfect wind direction for a fast passage back to Oxelosund. Initially aft of the beam we shot off at 8 to 9 knots down to the short cut through the Landsort Peninsula where we reefed down to control our speed through the narrow passage. As we came through one of the very narrow passages with a 90 degree bend in it we spotted a sea eagle landing on a nearby fir tree.

Finally we sighted the plume of Oxelosund’s steel works and only started the engine when we came into the shallows off the south end of the steel works where the depth dropped to 0.5 metres below the keel.

We docked alongside the jetty back at the Promarina at Oxelosund.

Distance run 35 miles.