Arrived in Finland 1st stop Mariehamn
Before setting off to Finland I had to ring GJW Insurance as we were only insured up to 60 degrees and we would soon be passing this point, they added this sailing area of Finland and Estonia for a month without any extra charge, so on we go….
off at 4am as a long days sailing ahead, 76 miles. We sailed through the
We went into Mariehamn marina on the west side, which is lovely place and had a great sailing feel to it, everybody so far has been very friendly, helpful and speaks wonderful English.
We stayed 2 nights, Di and I had a sauna every morning with the natives and on the second day did a touristy thing, David hired a car (Ford) and David drove us around the many Islands all connected by road clocking up 200 miles, we had a hotdog picnic, climbed the mountain, had afternoon tea by a castle and went swimming followed by a pub supper. Great day.
is a lovely place and we would definitely come back and spend some more time
here sailing up to Turku to as it seems to more set up for sailing with its
very well marked passages, charts and marina which are all much more
detailed. Also the Finnish seem to be able to sail as the Swede’s
just pointed their boats and bumped their way in and out of marinas. Just
think if they had tides…dangerous maybe better not to think about it as
we have to do
Love to everyone
Suzanne & David xxxxx