|Jack takes the helm as we depart Kristiansand (background)|
Kristiansand is a great spot but more commercial than the surrounding coastal towns. Visit the cathedral which has just been refurbished
Anchored stern too between Ytre and Indre Oya
Just off the main channel is this little haven. We anchored and then reversed up to the steep sided island. Jack jumped ashore and made us fast on anchor rings bolted into the rock face. These anchor rings are all over the place and usually marked in the local pilots.
Sailing or more often than not motoring through the Blindleia is great fun with some challenging navigation for non-locals. The channels are well marked but it's difficult to get used to complete reliance on marks and a chart that you need a magnifying glass to read.
|A cold swim; I was bravely spotting jelly fish|
Barbecuing using the Cob BBQ is just a pleasure. You can even use it on our tiny boat at a push. They're great. Strongly recommended.
A pleasant evening in Arendal on the town quay. There is a marina just along the coast which is quieter
Going into Risor .. a very familiar landfall when sailing with Alasdair on Sumara
|When I said 'I want a bronze statue of a man|
sailing backwards' this isn't what I meant!
The weather was great but later in the season it can turn cold quickly
|Finding little hidden spots to moor up for the night never lots its charm|