North Sea - Aug 2012
Rain, fog and strong current as we left Inverness in Scotland.
Many oil rigs as we sailed across the North Sea.
Coffee break in the cockpit.
Message in a bottle half way across the North Sea.
"Sune the Strong" (the strong wind version of our wind vane) did a great job taking us to Sweden.
Mia sleeping while Andy is on watch.
Great sail across, here the jib on the pole and main on the other side.
Andy is playing with our new GoPro Camera.
Mia taking the helm
Sweden in sight, this time the Swedish flags get raised on our starboard side!
First stop: Marstrand, Sweden!
Marstrand, Sweden - Aug 2012
How you pay for your dock space... :)
Marstrand - Aug 2012
Andy and Mia out for a run around the island.
Refreshing swim after the run, followed by a 2 hr breakfast at the hotel!
Sweden - Aug 2012
Great sailing- great weather!
Island of Ven, Sweden - Aug 2012
Clint came visiting, together we explored the island of Ven by bikes.
Ven to Landskrona, Sweden - Aug 2012
Clint, who sailed across the Atlantic with us, had a great time!
Landskrona to Malmö - Aug 2012
Clint taking a nap.
Malmö, Sweden - Aug 2012
Malmö to Visby - Aug 2012
We sailed under Öresundsbron, the bridge that connect Sweden and Denmark.
Andy up the mast.
Visby - Aug 2012
A 3 day sail from Malmö to Visby. Visby is a popular summer destination but as you can see, we had the harbor to ourselves (end of season)!
Windy day with 40 kt, those fenders have plenty of air in them!!
To get us off the dock a bit, Andy kedged us off with one of the mooring balls.
A bit tricky to find someone who can fill our american propane tank. After a long hike, Mia found a junk yard that could do it!
The masthead on the main mast.
The Colligo roller furler we have for our big reacher.
Visby to Sthlm - Aug 2012
Great sail from Visby to Stockholms skärgård.
Great shot by Andy from the top of the mast.
Great sail as you can see! :)
Sthlm skärgård - Aug 2012
Anchored in Lindskär, our first stop in the Sthlm archipelago.
Sthlm Skärgård - Aug 2012
Mia enjoying a glass of red and a book in the Sthlm archipelago.
Arcturus, the bow is tied to a tree ashore, and an anchor is set from the stern.
Lindskär, our first stop in the Sthlm arcipelago.
The stove and folding table, great to use as a dish rack!
Stockholm - Aug 2012
Entering Sthlm, pouring down rain and no wind, not the entry I had expected.
Wasahamnen, Sthlm - Sept 2012
A 3 day stop in Wasahamnen, the island of Djurgården in Sthlm.
Stockholm - Sept 2012
Family day in Sthlm on Arcturus, a bit chaos but tons of fun!!
Andy is eating breakfast as we are leaving Wasahamnen with the island of Skeppsholmen. in the background.
To sail in to Mälaren, you have to go through the city of Sthlm.
Årstaviken - Sept 2012
Going through the city of Sthlm. This part is called Årstaviken, my favorite running spot in town. In the wintertime, the water is frozen and you can run on the ice here.
Mälaren - Sept 2012
A great sail close to the islands on the way from Sthlm to Enköping.
Enköping - Sept 2012
Mias parents, grandmother and family friend AnneMarie visited Arcturus in Enköping. Unfortunately, the wind was strong so no sail that day.
Mia's dad Börje casting off our lines as we are leaving Enköping early in the morning.
Västerås - Sept 2012
"Do it yourself" crane for stepping your mast.
Getting Arcturus ready for the winter, sails off and folded up.
Mia was the crane operator when we stepped the mast. One question when the mast was high up- how does it go down again?
Andy getting the mast down.
We found a mast cart and a storage area, hope it will still be there next year. :)
Gullbergs Marina in Västerås, ready to get the boat out of the water.
Very interesting travel lift.
Arcturus spot for the winter. Cover is now on and she is ready for the cold and the snow.