It takes 9.5 hours to drive your own boat from Helsinki to Vaxholm’s marina. There could two happy Finns tell when they checked in with us earlier in the week. The boat, a Yamarin 68 DC, was sold and would now be transported to it’s new owners somewhere in the area of Mariefred. What a cool thing to do, I think! Imagine just to burn off, straight across the Baltic Sea, in an open boat – now in April! A little crazy even, perhaps? But oh what fun. And happy they were to come in from the cold.
Today’s guests come from warmer latitudes south of the Mediterranean. They will enjoy a beautiful, if slightly chilly, spring day here in Vaxholm. And that this year’s first tulip has started to blossom in the flowerbed outside their window.