Tag Archives: Ostøya

Magnet effect

Our next-door neighbor
Our next-door neighbor, just a leap away at the closest

We often prefer anchor or buoy over quay or pontoon, if there is a choice at our selected destination. Privacy is just partly the reason. The feeling is freer and more outdoorsy, when surrounded by water rather the other boats. And we like that feeling. But not all agree. Some prefer to anchor right next to others, even though there is plenty of space at the anchorage. This is the magnet effect.

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Ostøya

Latitude: 59° 52.581 N
Longitude: 10° 34.73 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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Chart data Statens kartverk and Geovekst

We can party too..

Surrounded by party boats, we decided to have our own party.
Surrounded by party boats, we decided to have our own party.

The ambiance has changed a bit since the last time we where here, when the anchorage was filled with pleasure crafts and the sound of many small polite dinner parties, to now with as many as eight party boats simultaneous, stuffed with loud, obnoxious, company financed  drinking orgies. So, we decided we could party too.

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Ostøya

Latitude: 59° 52.636 N
Longitude: 10° 34.712 E

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Strange things floating by

A sailing hammock
A sailing hammock. Both crew members occupied the hammock seconds before the picture was taken

Situated on route from the home port of the western Oslo pleasure boat fleet, to the ‘open’ waters of the inner Oslofjord, anchorage between Ostøya, Kjeholmen and Grimsøya  has a steady onset of boats passing through. Every now and then, strange things float by. A sailboat is not strange in it self, but when the crew occupies the hammock while under sail it registers as strange.

A sailing scaffold
A sailing scaffold

..and then there is this.

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Ostøya

Latitude: 59° 52.636 N
Longitude: 10° 34.712 E

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Midsummer eve

Bonfire at ostøya
Bonfire at FB1860 harbor on Ostøya (no people were burned)

We enjoyed the typical ingredients of a Norwegian midsummer eve celebration (i.e. bonfire and boating), in Ostsundet this year. We were not alone, even though it fell on a Monday.

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Ostøya

Latitude: 59° 52.595 N
Longitude: 10° 34.6104 E

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Summer excursion

Ventulus moored at Ostøya
Ventulus moored at Ostøya

I spent a fine summer evening with colleagues at FB1860’s private port at Ostøya. It is private; you need to be member, so I am not going to talk it up more. Those of you that do not have access, may take comfort in the fact that this must be one of the most mosquito infested spots in Oslofjorden, to such a degree, that the popular name for the place is ‘Mosquito Bay’.

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Ostøya

Latitude: 59° 52.595 N
Longitude: 10° 34.6104 E

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Surround sound

The Suns exit over Bærum
The Suns exit over Bærum

It was a little windy at this well protected anchorage, as we enjoyed the last of the sunset, just before we retired below to watch an episode of Dexter. Well into the episode a slightly dramatic scene was enhanced by a loud bang, a little more natural than what our otherwise excellent sound system could reproduce. A 40′ Hansa had pulled its anchor out of the mud and descended on our bow. At least three times the depth, people! Repeating: minimum 3 x depth!

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Ostøya

Latitude: 59° 52.574 N
Longitude: 10° 35.016 E

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Oops!

On the rocks
On the rocks

On a hot and tranquil early Sunday afternoon we observed this vessel going for the shortcut around the western tip of Kjeholmen in Ostsundet, in the inner Oslofjord.

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Ostøya

Latitude: 59° 52.694 N
Longitude: 10° 34.643 E

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