The Baltic Sea Calling

We spent the whole July sailing at the Baltic Sea and did our longest sailing trip so far.

We sailed for more than 800 miles. The trip started from Helsinki to Lähteelä. From there we sailed over to Lohusalu in Estonia, then through Estonia over to Gotland. We spent a few days in the Swedes holiday paradise and then we sailed over to Liepaja, in Latvia. From Liepaja we went up to Ventspils and then again through Estonia back to Helsinki.

We didn’t tailwind during the whole four weeks. Instead mostly calm or headwind. But the boat was working fine and our biggest loss was the water tank. We couldn’t find a new on the way, but we solved the problem using canisters.

The trip was immemorial. At the same time I felt as if it was the beginning of a much bigger adventure. A first taste of what long distance sailing will be and what it will be like to live in a boat.

Jussi will write more on the sailing part and the marinas.

Kaisu

One of the best sailing days of the trip was already in the beginning, a sail from Lähteelä to Lohusalu, Estonia.
One of the best sailing days of the trip was already in the beginning, a sail from Lähteelä to Lohusalu, Estonia.
Courtesy flag going up.
Courtesy flag going up.
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Captain looking at the horizon
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In the beginning of the trip I was still trying to live healthy…
Beautiful plantation of the Estonian Archipelago
Beautiful plantation of the Estonian Archipelago
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From the dreamy Haapsalu.
From the dreamy Haapsalu.
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Some cake to keep going… 🙂
Planning the next leg. Going from Montu Sadam over to Gotland the next day required serious planning. :)
Planning the next leg. Going from Montu Sadam over to Gotland the next day required serious planning. 🙂
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The docks and the sunsets…
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Simrad tillerpilot, Simppa between friends, was an irreplaceable help.
Simrad tillerpilot, Simppa between friends, was an irreplaceable help.
Meadows of Gotland
Meadows of Gotland
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Cycling trip at the rough and stony beaches of the island Fårö in Gotland.
Cycling trip at the rough and stony beaches of the island Fårö in Gotland.
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Fårö’s sheep and idyllic farm houses.
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The rauks, like giants rising from the sea.
The rauks, like giants rising from the sea.
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Yet another beautiful sunset
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Captain and Liberta in Hervik, Gotland
Captain and Liberta in Hervik, Gotland
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The sunset painted the limestone beach red
The sunset painted the limestone beach red
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 At 5 a.m. heading over the Baltic Sea towads Latvia
At 5 a.m. heading over the Baltic Sea towards Latvia
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Water movements
Also some Russian champaign! :)
Also some Russian champaign! 🙂
Liepaja beach
Looks nice in the picture. But it was freezing also in Latvia.
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The trip culminated in the Pirita harbour, in Tallinn.
The trip culminated in the Pirita harbour, in Tallinn.

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