This is "Onbekommerd"!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Nothing to report

After leaving Birka, it was a short stretch to the start of the Södertalje canal. We got to the lock just in time to see the doors close, so that would have meant an hour's wait but the next sequence was brought forward by 15 minutes because of the planned arrival of commercial traffic (they won't lock commercial and pleasure craft together in this lock).
Having got that out of the way, we continued 10 miles to Skansholmen, which in the guides looked like a good stop on the way to Trosa.
Unfortunately it is quite run down and most off the 'boom type' moorings are too narrow for us. So in the end we found a spot alongside, quite far from the shore facilities (which are nothing to write home about anyway).
But the good thing is that it is well protected from the strong winds we have seen for the last two days, at times well over 20 knots. This is way more than we have seen in a long long time.
Tonight will be our third forced night here, but the wind is dropping now and tomorrow we are continuing to Trosa.
The peak season has clearly ended, it's quiet on the water now. It's quite a bit colder and the sun sets before 9pm.


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