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Date: 28 Jul 2018 21:08:34
Title: Strusshamn Havnn 28/7/18

60:24.16N 05:11.44E

After a morning of swimming and paddle boarding, we upped anchor and left the idyllic Pilapollen in a very fresh Easterly which was not forecast. Just as well we repositioned the anchor before we settled to ensure more swinging room.
Leaving just after 11, we had a tricky departure underneath power cables, twisting through rocks, before entering more open water. Another day with a mixture of great sailing, much motoring and even a spell with the cruising chute.
Trip was really nice, and very picture book Norway.
Very hot too, getting above 30degs, which was bearable when the wind was up.
Decided to not go straight to Bergen as 5pm on a Saturday night might not be the best time to get a reasonable berth.
We opted for Strusshamn, which although a little rundown and has not much in the way of facilities, is very charming. After rafting up to another yacht and noticing many others in the harbour having a swim, Ailsa and I decided to join them. The water was much warmer than Pilapollen, showing 19.5 degs on the instruments? Why the differences, I don’t know.
Feels like a storm coming tonight with the wind freshening and some very black clouds appearing!

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