Some irregularities with wordpress

Some may have noticed certain irregularities in the recent posts. All recent blog posts lack picture captions.  I have oainstakingly typed captions to all post pictures along the way. For some inexplicible reason Worfpress function looses sll image caotions after posting!!!!!!!!! And once posted.. I cannot re-edit the oictures without doing it all in html code… not an option!
So patience for now. If nothing else I will get back to updating posts at a later date!

For now must state that chinese water torture is probably more fun than trying to update wordpress blogs with nothing more than a smart phone! Heck, even Facebook works more reliably than WordPress!!!

Rant over!

Day 19: Santakari -Reposaari – Seliskeri

image
Reposaari Marina. Food and Water

We had to have a semi rest day.. so today we took it easy. Went by Reposaari to get water est wrll and shop for food… then continued a little way up north to the Merenkurkku National park isle Seliskeri

image
@Seliskeri. Official campditr at the Qvarken National park. Some 7 km north if Reposaari/Pori
image
Hull inspection.. nothing dramatic was found.

Day 18: Rounakari – Santakari

image
Just off Nurmes, north of Rauma.

Another good sailing/ paddling day!! Southwinds continued and we zoomed along nicely. Maybe not so much energy to play too much.. but we were sble to travel along another 50 km’s with a smile on our faces. This time got some nice pictures and video with the gopro camera mounted on the kayak.

The sun dissappeared halfway thru the day but this didnt dampen our spirits.

image
Approaching Santakari

Santakari is a nice sandy spit of sn island some 7 km south if Pori. Odd slatelike rocks and wildstrawberries dot the ground. A place for another visit at another time!

image
An cormorant isle… downwind the smell was pretty awful.
image
Another seagoer
image
At Santakari. Some 7 km south of Pori
image
Santakari consists of sand.. or flat rocks
image
Wild strawberries dot the landscape in Santakari

image

image

Day 17: Vähä Hylkimys – Rounakari

image
Typical paddlers camp... all out there.

The best paddling/sailing day of the trip thusfar!!!
Sunny. Southwinds 6-8m/s all day long. We made good time too!

image

Travelled some 50 km’s, practically from Uusikaupunki to Rauma. Sailing now with the full sail was pleasant if not fun! Wave heights were between 20- 60 cm range and on a couple occasions we played around a bit by surfing in the following seas.

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

Day 16: Hauluoto – Hakkeenpää – Vähä Hylkimys

The day started beatifully. Winds had cslmed a bit and no sign of rain! Also we hot an iffer for sauna and lunch from one if Marko’s friends at Hakkeenpää. So after breakfast we zoomed to Hakkeenpää.

After a very refreshing sauna and a filling lunch we continued zoomin north past Taivassalo. The wind was weak but the direction helped us along very nicely! After almost 50 km we stopped st Vähä Hylkimys for the night. Located west ftom Uusikaupunki.

image

image

image

image

image

Day 14: Granholmen- Sandö – Paraisten Portti- Högholmen

image
The day was quite overcast and drizzly.. not a nice outlook
image
The view westward was much of the same
image
Passing under Lövö bridge

image

image
Then we headed northward towards Hlgland, pictured right. A brisk Southwind hrlped us zoom along northward
image
We waited for our turn to cross the ferryline at the Nauvo-Parainen ferry crossing
image
The islands in the Nauvo region are distinctively high
image
Sunset at Högholmen. Seili island seen on left

The day started grey and drab yet ended spectacularly in technicolour splendour. The steady and brisk southwind helped us northward quite nicely too! Not a bad day!
Also it was the first time to use the seadog sail unreefed through the day! Much fun!