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Sailing to Visby

Posted in : Starling

We woke to our stunning anchorage although it was our first morning of overcast skies. A tricky, lots of submerged rocks, but interesting departure out to the Baltic heading to Visby on the island of Gotlands. Anticipating a day of motoring, it was a pleasant surprise to be able to hoist sails and switch off the donkey at about 11:30. A long journey at 60nm, similar to the previous day. Apart from birds, there has been very little sea life punctuated today by the sighting of a seal. Following a delicious spaghetti aglio e olio lunch, Louise channelled her inner Mrs Hinch in the cockpit to keep us entertained. The sun finally smiled on us at about 4pm when we decided to drop sails due to a dying wind and a difficulty matching course with desired course to steer to our destination. The monotony of a further 4 hours motoring was relieved by resident DO, Rowena, regaling us with tunes. We arrived in Visby port just ahead of a similar sized German yacht and tied up on what looks like the ferry terminal but doesn’t look like there will be one in tonight so we should be ok!

 

Alexis