Sunday, 30 August 2009

Sonderborg to Aebelo and Grena, Denmark.

We left Aebelo at first light and were soon out of the island's wind shadow. Shimshal surged north driven on by a fresh westerly wind. Even though the wind was offshore a chop was kicked up in the shallow seas and Sally didn't feel too good. We closed on the island of Samso and sailed up its western side through a buoyed channel before rounding its northern tip and turning north east into the Kattegat. We passed through the shipping lanes that led to Aarhus and, as the wind was now veering to the north west, we decided to make for the marina at Grena.

With a brisk wind blowing we entered the marina and selected a berth before going back out and fendering up. By the time we returned to dock our space had been snatched by a motor boat leaving us with no other berthing options. In the end we went and anchored a couple of hundred metres south of the marina entrance and saved our kroner.

Waiting for the lifting bridge at Sonderborg