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Hankøsundet Restaurant

A delicious, well composed dish of herring hake.
A delicious, well composed dish of herring hake.

Generally, we do not have high expectation to restaurants, at small places, around the Oslofjord. Possibly because we are spoiled by the high standarde in Oslo. We have visited Hankøsundet Restaurant earlier, and liked it. This year they have shifted the menu more towards seafood. The dish that caught our attention was fantastic. And this restaurant visited turned into memorable culinary experience.

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Hankøsundet

Latitude: 59° 12.824 N
Longitude: 10° 47.289 E

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Rather convenient

Dockside restaurant in Hankøsundet
Dockside restaurant in Hankøsundet

We spent a couple of lazy days in Hankøsundet. It has become a ‘must’ stop for our summer cruise and it was a pleasant relief from the waves on the seaside of Hankø.

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Hankø Marina

Latitude: 59° 12.824 N
Longitude: 10° 47.289 E

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Hankø Marina

Evening ambiance at Hankø
Evening ambiance at Hankø Marina

On our return we decided to stop over at Hankø, among other to see if we would sight the dolphin again. As we passed Hankø Marina we spotted a free berth. This does not happen often here, so we spun around and berthed. If the dolphin still was in Hankøsundet, it did not hang around the marina.

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Hankøsundet

Latitude: 59° 12.818 N
Longitude: 10° 47.288 E

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Dolphin at Hankø

 

Sorry, we do not have a picture to show you (illustration: jorymon)
Sorry, we do not have a picture to show you (illustration: jorymon)

After a stop in Sandspollen, we made it to Hankø on the second day of this year´s summer cruise. Almost immediately after dropping anchor, we had a dolphin swim up next to our boat – slightly on its side as it slowly swam past, as if it wanted to get a better view of the gaping faces stirring down on it. It came by several times, but by the time I had the camera ready it never came close enough or surfaced long enough, for a proper shot.

However, here is a link to Norwegian Broadcasting who did manage to capture it on film: NRK: Delfin på makrelljakt i Larkollensundet

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Hankøsundet

Latitude: 59° 13.334 N
Longitude: 10° 46.494 E

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In exclusive company

The Royal marine
The Royal marine?

Being a sailor (read: sailboat owner) one seldom admires motor yachts. In fact they are regularly frowned upon, specially if the motor to boat ratio is high. This one is a beauty though. Do not really know anything about it, but  earlier it was moored at a royal summer residence and it was crewed by uniforms.

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Hankøsundet

Latitude: 59° 13.205 N
Longitude: 10° 46.645 E

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Backtracking

Hankø guest-harbor
Hankø guest-harbor

Back in Hankø, this time we stayed in the guest harbor. A treacherous shallow place, we got stuck on the quay mooring chain trying to leave in a bit of wind.

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Hankø

Latitude: 59° 12.731 N
Longitude: 10° 47.026 E

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Hip hip hooray!

Celebrations aboard Ventuluse
Celebrations aboard Ventulus

Anchoring in the sheltered waters behind Hankø, we were celebrating a birthday aboard Ventulus. That was a good reason as any to pull out the signal flags.

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Hankøsundet

Latitude: 59° 13.205 N
Longitude: 10° 46.645 E

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