Change of plans – heading for Skärhamn
Leaving Koster islands – one of the sunniest islands in Sweden due to statistics by the way – we charged our batteries with pleasure. I received a text message from our Torqeedo dealer Henrik: "Go to Skärhamn, we will replace your pod drive with an updated version". Ok, so it will be. We sailed on and stopped for the night at a random rock.
This news fast-forwarded the journey and unfortunately, the booked meeting with Linnea Sjögren and Jonas Pettersson at Catxalot in Havstenssund had to go.
We stopped by their shop but they were out on the waters with clients this day. Linnea and Jonas are doing a great thing – harvesting seaweed and making new healthy and sustainable superfoods with it. Here is some info from their website: "Besides world-class seafood, quaint fishing villages, and picturesque boat houses, Bohuslän also has edible seaweed. There are around 325 different types of seaweed in Sweden, of which about 20 are good to eat. They all have different characteristics, flavors, and textures. Seaweed contains many essential nutrients and vitamins and can be eaten both fresh and dried. In Bohuslän it grows wild and is hand-harvested by our seaweed divers. Jonas Pettersson and Linnéa Sjögren run seaweed foraging and marine tourism company Catxalot on the Bohuslän coast. It’s all done sustainably and the seaweed grows back. They then clean it, dry it, prepare it and sell it to top restaurants, and ecological and organic product retailers and sell their small product range. You will find seaweed on the menu at some of the world's best restaurants and it is a healthy and sustainable superfood."
If you are around, go and visit them...or check their web: www.catxalot.se The next stop for us was Grebbestad.