Before the storm

von Mikolaj Trzeciecki am 27.08.2019 / in General

A harbour day in Hesnaes – we rest after the night sail. Together with Rüdiger we visit the restaurant on the top of the cliff over the harbour. This is our passtime with our friend, as we will not sail together – he has some problem with the drive of his boat, „Fama“. We cannot fix it, we just could localize it, so that Rüdiger can now wait for a Danish engineer. We leave one of our boat bikes with hime and say farewell.

We sail away with the target Nysted. There we are to meet Heidi and Hans. Their „Octopus“ has arrived from the north, through Guldborgsund.

The weather forecast allows us to hope for an easy sail on a beam reach. Instead, we „run“ before a weak wind. The low speed of only 3 knots brings us towards Gedser Rev, there we turn in order to pass in front of Gedser Ferry Harbour. The wind increases, we now beat with 5,5kn in front of Gedser Marina and we already see the approach to Guldborgsund and on to Nystad. I look back and see a black storm cloud following us. If it unloads upon us, we will get zero sight. We do not want to sail an unknown and unlit waterway in such conditions – we decide to turn around and enter Gedser Marina. Any port in the storm. At least 4 other sailboats have the same idea, so the entrance gets crowded. Nevertheless, we moor longside without problems.,

The storm passes in some dostance. Only later in the evening a heavy rain comes over Gedser. And the day was so interesting that we forgot to make photos.

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