Back in the water !
Villvind is once more back in the water,- by the end of Mars. After an extended refit including a new teak deck, some new equipment installed and other minor improvements the boat is better than new. At our latitudes, launching in Mars is combined with a rather high level of uncertainty. However, all I needed was two days of favourable weather. One for painting the bottom, the other for launching and rigging. In a period dominated by cold, snow and fog I was granted just those two days. What a luck ! With the help from the professionals of Orust ( Sweden) the work went smoothly and I can spend the Easter, sailing slowly north to our homeport . The Swedish westcoast in early spring, ( even if the conditions can be more like they are in late winter ), is a very enjoying experience. Very few boats around, only a few retired old salts like myself enjoying the ”lull before the storm”.
It is like having a big, newly baked and untouched cake, -all to yourself.
Have a nice Easter !
Terje S / Senior cruiser