Day 57 – It’s not about what we can do any given day, it’s about what we can keep up the next 150 days – 27 April

Day 57. 27th of April. Nådendal to Lilla Högen. 32.1 km, 6.3 km/hr average speed.

Breakfast on the boat was served at 0600 and we drove off at 0715, and set off to the marina that Google Maps had found for us. We hoped for an early start. But after we had bid Torbjørn and Helge farewell, we had to move the kayaks back up from the ramp where we had put them, as a big crane car came in on a barge and took some time to get onshore.

Repacking the kayaks also was time consuming. And then we needed to find water.

In the end we were on the water at 1040. Just in time to see the back of the boat carrying Torbjørn and Helge as they headed back to Kapellskär.

It was colder than in Sweden, zero degrees in the morning. But the sun is warming. And driving some breeze. So we paddled comfortably south in slight headwinds. Longjohns and gloves back on. We hadn’t planned to paddle here so no expectations. It’s a beautiful archipelago, with more beaches and more Svaberg than we often saw on the Swedish side.

We called it a day after only 32 km, rather than do one last crossing in 4 m/s headwinds. It’s not about what we can do any given day, it’s about what we can keep up the next 150 days.

Tomorrow we keep south, southeast toward Hanko, where we plan to pass on Sunday. Weather Permitting (WP)

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