Another Change…

So, while we intended to go to Gdansk today, we managed to get a little diverted by the island of Christianso, about 10 miles east of Bornholm…

We left Ronne on Bornholm this (Saturday) morning at 9:30, managing to extricate ourselves from the mooring box cleanly – if not without some angst. Immediatly after leaving the mooring box and before managing to exit the very tight harbor entrance, the engine quit! This could be serious – but we kept our calm and after a couple of attempts to re-start switching to different fuel filters and then to different fuel tanks, we managed to revive her and power out of the harbor without further incident.

We had a great sail to Christianso – which is on the way to Gdansk keeping the speed up between 7 and 9 knots, on a broad reach and then as we headed east around the norther cape of Bornholm we came close on the wind and continued to power our way along.

We entered the tight little harbor in Christianso just after a boat left it – so we knew there was space for us. Indeed, there was a space on the harbor wall about 50ft long – tight fit for a 44 ft boat in 15 knots of wind – but where there’s a will, there’s a way!

Christianso is a lovely little island not even a kilometer x half a kilometer – and is essentially entirely comprised of a military fort dating back to the 1600’s. The 100 permanent residents rent small homes from the Danish military and I think the whole economy relies upon the 40,000 visitors that come during the 2 months of summer…

Photos will follow when I have good internet.

A 44ft boat in a 50ft space!

A 44ft boat in a 50ft space!

Washer woman goes for it while on passage!

Washer woman goes for it while on passage!

Northern Gannet, normally found in the Atlantic, has been living here by this electric post for the past two years!

Northern Gannet, normally found in the Atlantic, has been living here by this electric post for the past two years!

Newcomer

Newcomer

Pretty streets

Pretty streets

The restaurant

The restaurant

Christianso

Christianso

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