In ~0.5 knots through the Albrektssunds channel - and more photos from Sweden

I passed Marstrand today, and after that it's the Albrektsunds channel. I had planned it according to the forecast, I had a window of some hours with perfect wind conditions. However, such narrow channels are rarely good for sailing - in the narrow parts of the channel I was partly under the lee from land. The wind speed sensor showed 5 knots, but that's at the top of the mast - down on deck the sail was mostly just flapping a bit by the turbulence. I had the wind mostly from behind, the current was going the other way, by average I probably had 0.5 knots speed over ground through the last part of the channel. At the very narrowest point the GPS showed a speed of 0.1 knots for several minutes. At one point I could visually see that I was going backwards, but luckily it lasted for less than a minute. Despite the low speed, the conditions was perfect for controlling the boat.

The photo doesn't say much - land felt much closer in reality than what it looks at the photo.

Aft view, passing the channel
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Starboard view, passing the channel
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More photos

I stayed at Lille Kornö for two nights - and paid 600 NOK in cash for it, since I had neither Swish nor Swedish money. Slightly expensive. There was a bit of land there suitable for farming, today it's used for gardens. Harbour behind.

Smaller Kornö, farmland and harbour
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Also from Lille Kornö - not easy to see what is a public street and what is a private garden. Since there is a lamp post, I assume the public street actually continues over the grass here. (There are more such places in Sweden - like Gullholmen)

Public "street" at Lille Kornö
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Sunset at one of my anchorages - south of Hjärterösund
sun has been setting behind a small rocky island
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That garbage container looks a bit misplaced
A house and a garbage container
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No roads and no quay, I suppose they need a specialized boat to deliver it and to pick it up
Garbage container
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Garbage container
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Image credits

All photos taken by author and are licenced with cc-by-sa-4.0.

The phone is supposed to take the GPS positions, but seems like it's not working well anymore, all positions were way off. I should look into it.

All photos available at IPFS QmfRfqnfiyQwsZGQ72BCB94VVDYj4jcoxetTpaoYFjdieL

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