After Holmsbu comes Son

Unrelated picture of a museum in Son
Unrelated picture of a museum in Son

The excitement in visiting Son revolves around two subjects. One is, what new rules and regulations have the guest harbor authorities come up with this year.  The other is, what new cuisine, if any, do we find in Thornegården. Well, this year it appears last years newcomer, a tapas restaurant, disappeared only a few days ago. As for the guest harbor rules, they are just getting more confusing, which might explain why arriving yachts swirl around the place a lot before settling on where to dock.

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Son

Latitude: 59° 31.44 N
Longitude: 10° 41.057 E

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Another summer cruise ‘must’

Holsbu guest-harbor
Holmsbu guest harbor

Holmsbu has become the second ‘must’ stop on our summer cruise. I might have mentioned a certain shrimp sandwich in earlier entries. In fact, I was planing to take a picture for the blog, but the moment the sandwich was placed in front of me, my brain switched from blog mode to eat mode. Maybe next time…

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Holmsbu

Latitude: 59° 33.67 N
Longitude: 10° 25.497 E

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Åsgårdstrand

Sunset in Åsgårdstrand
Sunset in Åsgårdstrand

A while since we have been here. Last time, the new guest harbor was established but not finished, no water or shore power. Now it is all finished. In nice weather this is a beautiful place.

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Åsgårdstrand

Latitude: 59° 21.02 N
Longitude: 10° 28.349 E

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Papperhavn

View from Papperhavn, and a beautiful evening in the making

When we set out it was miserable weather. When we arrived the rain had cleared and later it turned into a beautiful evening at this charming old fishing-boat harbor.

Fresh shrimps
Fresh shrimp

The charm-scale peaked when the “harbor-master,” an old guy that oversaw the disused fishing-boat dock, gave us a load of freshly caught shrimp.

However balance was soon restored. A westerly wind will send waves into the bay and beat the boat against the dock. This we learned during the night.

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Papperhavn

Latitude: 59° 6.282 N
Longitude: 10° 50.543 E

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Oscarsborg Akustiske

Timbuktu & Damn!
Timbuktu & Damn! at Oscarsborg Akustiske 2015

This entry made it onto this sailing logbook because Oscarsborg, the venue of Oscarsborg Akustiske, is also a sailing destination.

We set out after lunch on Friday to try to squeeze into the guest harbor at Oscarsborg – no chance! Instead we moored in an almost empty guest-harbor in Drøbak, and had to ferry over for the concert. To secure a spot in Oscarsborg guest harbor, the locals sail over, days beforehand and leave their boats there.

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Oscarsborg

Latitude: 59° 40.641 N
Longitude: 10° 36.293 E

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Party-boat bay

Party-boat bay
There is six party-boats in this picture and I think there is a seventh hiding somewhere

Judging from the start of this season, there is not going to be any less party-boats congregating in our second favorite bay this year.

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Ostøya

Latitude: 59° 52.581 N
Longitude: 10° 34.73 E

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