Wow, wow, wow! What a cool few days!!
Neil, Charlie and myself headed down to Öland for the ‘last sail of freedom’ before we headed back to work on Monday. We booked a ‘Stugor’ (Cabin) at Haga Park Camping for one night. We planned to just do night and then head back, but ended up staying for a second night as the predictions for the weather and wind on the final day was so good.
I dont recall the place we stayed at for the second night, but I will ask Neil to post the location and info as its the best place to stay if you are sailing at Haga Park. It was cheaper and much more modern and fresh than Haga Park Camping… so we totally recommend it!
Charlie was out in the mornings and when the wind dropped, then Neil and I headed out in the afternoons. I just love this place… love the water and love the people. It really reminds me of the early days of sailing down at Portland Harbour in the UK… chilled, relaxed and safe!
I was blasting away on my 7 metre sail, using the carbon board. The wind didnt really get up enough to get out the small board and smaller sail, but I still have lots of fun!
Charlie can now sail, on his own and do a turn… really great work! Amazing what a year can do… last year it was hard for him to get the sail out the water, now its easy… i am a proud Dad! 🙂 (Heres a few pics!)
I headed over to Gotland with the family. We have some great friends there and I decided to put the board on the roof.
We mainly stay in Lau, a small farming village on the South East of Gotland… I found the most amazing spot just 15 minutes away. It was straight on the water, no one around and clear open wind off the ocean.
The Pindrop is the beach! I recommend it if you are on the Island and have a North or South Easterly wind!
We did a DAY TRIP down to Öland to see if it was worth doing. Im getting really disappointed with the Stockholm locations, it seems to be a lot of driving and hunting for places that often offer long walks to the beach and gusty conditions. The idea is that maybe its worth just heading down to Öland every now and then, rather than regular hunts for spots around Stockholm?!
Anyhow… its was a good (but long) day and the wind was ok. But definitely worth going for a few days as a 4.5hr drive is pretty harsh! 😉
We’ve been a little slow this year in updating the blog and keeping current on the events! I had a little girl late last year, so this summers been busy with family life…. but we managed to get out on the water a few times!
I’ll post new posts for each outing… just to keep the diary up to date.
What a spot! On the upper west side of Gotland lies a little village called ‘Tofta’, which has the most wonderful beaches and clear seas I’ve seen for a while! Perfect for westerly winds and also perfect for waiting away a sunny day.
I headed down there last night and again this morning. This morning there was no wind, so we took some food and coffee at the beachside cafe… Really chilled place.
When there’s no wind you HAVE to try the local beers right? So the afternoon was spent in Visby… In a beer garden. This windsurfing is a tough sport at times! 🙂 Andyc
I spotted this old mercadies L319 on our friends land, the story is that it’s been sat there for 7 years, a friend of theirs left it for ‘a few weeks’!
Well, I’ve sort of fallen in love with her and am hoping that it will start… And today’s the day we find out!!
Will be back so with an update!
Had explore down the southern tip of Gotland today. Breath-taking ocean views and clear blue skies!
The wind was westerly and around 6-8ms, we found a lovely spot just on off the road on the borrow but of land leading down to the southern part of Gotland. It was super flat and very clean wind. I’m kicking myself that I didn’t bring my 7.0sm sail as I’d have been flying!!! But as it was I went out for a couple of hours and it was super fun… A bit of planing, few water starts and a lot of pumping! Andyc