The wind, waves and cold of the previous day had taken their toll on us. We didn’t feel too energetic as we headed once again into a chilly headwind up the passage between Kuutsalo and Lehmäsaari isle’s. Yet we trudged onwards. Past Lehmäsaari we turned SW and followed paralel to the shipping lanes, past Mussalo harbour. At this stage headwind was no more and the rest of the day we paddled in a southwesterly course in the windless side of islands or we had a rear quartering tailwind while in the open areas.
We had two rest breaks during the day, the longer on the southern rocky shore of Långön, a very photogenic location.
I had been used the sail starting on kilometer 16 and had it up the rest of the day (some26 kms). It was quite fun and relaxing at that stage. However the wind was still pretty cold.
Some 6 km out from Lilla Hudö the wind began to die and the setting for the approaching sunset was begining to look nice!
We made it ashore sometime at 2130 hrs – Totally exhausted! It had been a VERY taxing day!
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