Arrival: Mem, Göta Canal entry 58:28.73 6N 016:24.896E

Frans & Sarah Toonen
Thu 17 Jul 2014 16:18
Thursday 17th July. Wind Northwesterly F3, Sunny. 3 engine hours. 14.3nm.

Managed some tacking before resorting to motor up the NW Slätbacken long inlet to the start of the canal. Frans thought he saw a bin bag caught by the wind but happily it turned out to be an eagle. That one disappeared but (possibly) it’s mate was perched nearby and we were able to get close in to see it. 

Checked in at the canal office and received our instructions. Through the single lock after a short wait and on inshore waters once again. 

White tailed eagle (we think)

Inside first lock 57 to go.