Sollenkroka – Furusund


Expediton time again. Peter L, Peter N, Magnus and myself. This my stuff.

We headed out from Sollenkroka on Wednesday night. Here Peter N is headed for Sollenkroka island.

We moved north between Ängsholmen and Samsholmen. Continued west of Hjälmö and further for our first night. The skies showed that a thunderstorm could be headed our way.

Our first campsite.

Thursday provided a strong SW wind and sea. As the forecast showed continued strong winds, we decided to skip the eastward route and go for the more sheltered one. Here Peter N (Mr Prijon) and Magnus (Mr Kajaksport) has reached calmer water after crossing over to Svartnö.

Heading for the sound between Träskö and Svartnö.

The islands here are heavily exploited with an abundance of summer houses.

Through the channel north of Träskö.

Contemplation before passing the windy part north of Korsholmen.

South of Ingemarsö.

Tail winds as we head for Finnhamn on the NE side of Ingemarsö.

At Finnhamn we rented a hut. Here Peter N is giving a speach in celebration of my birthday. Thanks guys!

Friday morning and the forecast says Saturday will be bad and Sunday terrible. We start discussing cutting it short and skipping Sunday. But today is brilliant.

Where am I? Peter checking out the GPS as we leave Finnhamn.

Paddled east of Skäret and Lundö…

…and into Klint sundet.

Just proving that George Truly was there too. Not like those “solo”-expeditions to Mount Everest were you wonder who is filming the struggling adventurer.

We had lunch at Själbottna. Here the Peters are rescuing their stuff after the local ferry boat has passed.

A concentrated Magnus.

Found a campsite south of Ängsö. Ängsö is a reserve and no camping allowed.

Magnus, tonights chef, needs lots of paraphernilia.

Sunset in August. Can get much better…

…well, maybe a bit.

“A red night, a sailors delight”. Well, in fact the forecast kept saying that Sunday would be awful. So now we decided to cut Sunday out.

Saturday was cold and moist, but we visited Ängsö.

Bird sanctuary, no visitors up til Aug 15th. We passed the day after, lucky us (but no visit anyway).

We passed the shipyard at Högmarsö.

Through the narrow sound between Högmarsö and Aspö…

…and headed for Furusund, where Peter N has a summer house with his parents and sister.

Ended the trip with a nice dinner at the restaurant in Furusund.

Stayed the night at Peters place and were picked up in pouring rain on Sunday a.m. Glad we choose to cut Sunday off the tour.

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