This was a stunning trip, memories abound with the highlight of the Cruising Association Ystad to Kalmar Rally captained by the charming Nicholas Hill.
On that rally we met a remarkable group of people who we will meet with again and agin and enjoy their company every time I am sure. There were some fabulous boats too from the mighty "Summer Star" at 57ft to "Premier Cru" and "Hazebra Too" at close to thiry.
Nicholas and we had come from England, and we have returned. It is a long way - on our return from Kalmar to Gosport we sailed over 1000 miles and struggled against the prevailing winds.
We always intended to return through Holland and were happy to get out of the North Sea once we had crossed the German Bight and while we enjoyed Holland and the Dutch it was painfully slow at times and we were too big for some of the busy places.
We sailed just 2,100 miles, used just 1300 litres of fuel and were away for 94 days.....
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