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Departing Gothenburg

As we departed Gothenburg I thought about the 13 years Roland and I have been sailing in the North Sea and Baltic.   Whether it was a long weekend or our summer 4 week holiday,  there were destination goals in that allotment of time.  Consequently it meant going out in weather or conditions that were less than desirable and always a feeling that we needed to keep moving.

Now we embark on a new life style where we will be allowed to spend time at places we enjoy or Spend that extra day or week required while waiting on better weather conditions.

Bella Luna is now  lying in a marina on the Danish Island of Läsö while  strong winds pass through.   As it is early in the season the village is like a ghost town and we share a large marina with 3 other visiting boats.   Heavy rain discouraged us from exploring yesterday so Roland decided it was time to run “ANOTHER” cable through the boat so I escaped to the laundry room with my Kindle.    Today we will take the bus to  town in the center of the island for some exploring.

 

The adventure has started!

On Thursday we finished packing Bella.  In the afternoon we rolled out the new sails, and enjoyed a sunny warm evening with a light breeze from NE. It was a strange feeling leaving the yard, not knowing if, or when we will be back.  Hallberg-Rassy Yard has not only been my home port , it has also been the place where I have been  working for the last 26 years.

But it did not take much more than an hour before we both felt relaxed and exited over the fact, that a new chapter in our life had started.  Our first goal is just down to Gothenburg.  We have done this trip many times. This time it was a very special feeling. The adventure has started!

This morning was cold and foggy when we left our anchorage south of Marstrand. We had to use the Furuno radar as the visibility was poor.  It was a great to have the AIS as we had to pass some busy channels with heavy traffic.

The guest harbor in Gothenburg is right downtown. You are only minutes away from restaurants and shops. We have some last minutes things to do during the weekend before we are ready to continue.