We went sailing this weekend (Woho!) and all could have been a disaster, but we choose to not hang our heads down and cry.
We started with a great sail on Thursday afternoon, our destination was Timmeröarna south of Arnön about 11nm from Karlstad. We lost our dinghy between two islands with shallow shores, but we were able to rescue it just in time… No problems!
When we were in the middle of a tacking one of our cabinets in the galley went open and all things in it went out on the floor.. Everything were intact so, again no problems!
We reached our destination at 6pm on Thursday evening and couldn’t get the anchor to grab the stony bottom so we did a rude thing and moored with the hull alongside the bridge, after testing three times and even oared the anchor out and dropped it, and that didn’t work we ended up like this all weekend. Anxiously looking for every boat approaching, asking if they would like us to make space.
When we where about to leave this morning we detected that the cable for our wind instruments in the mast had loosened from it’s place and got caught in the lazy Jacks, this meant it wasn’t going to be any sailing with the main today. There was no wind to be mentioned we later found out.
As a frosting on the cake we trapped the dinghy under the bridge and in this mess we run aground, not fast but I was on my way up on deck and almost lost my grip. Luckily I got a hand on a shroud. All went well and it was only a touch. We looked at each other when we got out of port and on safe depth and said in the same time “now it only can be better” smiling…
Oh how wrong we where! By motoring our way to home port we somehow got a leakage on one of our diesel filters and after mooring in our spot I went down in the saloon and smelled the distinct odor of diesel.. When Daniel opened up to check in to the engine room he established that about 10-15 litres of diesel where in the bilge.. No rest as we had planned.
Went out to catch some equipment to sanitize the boat and grab some food.
Now we are on the right keel (haha) again and taking an early night. Hopefully the coming week is bringing us some better luck.