THE POD DRIVE
Voila....this is it. The old engine, the tank, the tubes, the smell, the fuel, the holes for emission and cooling water are all gone. They are being replaced by this little shining plug inside the boat, and the sleek pod and folding propeller underneath it.
The voyage started well after waving bye-bye to our Midsummer friends Sofia and Martin. We started sailing southwards for real. First sweet stop at Dalarö in order to get some little things fixed. We are anchored by an island overnight and then continue to one of the favorite stops in this area of the archipelago – Landsort, the lighthouse island. Sweet Landsort village on the south tip of Öja Island is a super-sweet spot, but with very limited possibilities to anchor. Here
Waxholm – This year's voyage started in midsummer. After some family gatherings in Stockholm, we filled up with what we thought we needed. Smaragd Johanna was waiting for us in Waxholm Marina, and the Swedish Midsummer Celebration called for attention. Our friends were meeting up on a rock north of Sandhamn. But no matter how much we try to minimize the amount of stuff onboard (and in general) – eager to live a scaled-down and simplified lifestyle, we still need necessities a
This climate statement sailing project started in Oslo on World Environment Day in 2018. June 5th, Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway. We sailed more than 2500 NM to raise awareness in 2018, and more than 1000 in 2019, despite of Covid we did 2500 in 2020, then in 2021 we were knocked by Covid ourselves just before taking off for Finland, Russia, Estonia, and Latvia. We simply had to give up and go home.
If Covid stopped us from sailing East in 2021, the uncertainties in Eastern Euro