Tag Archives: Sandspollen

Hilmar 2

Hilmar, the towboat
Hilmar 2, towing something

On this fine evening, a tough little towboat, towed a ‘barge’ loaded with ‘stuff’ into Sandspollen. It was heading for a corner of Sandspollen that is a protected recreational area. So, we must believe the purpose of the ‘stuff’ is recreational…

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Sandspollen

Latitude: 59° 40.004 N
Longitude: 10° 34.828 E

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Seasons first…

Not so deserted in Sanspollen
Not so deserted in Sanspollen

First sailing of the season was to Sanspollen, no surprise there. When we arrived the day before the place was deserted (17th of Mai, the Norwegian constitution day). But on this day everything was back to normal.

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Sandspollen

Latitude: 59° 40.004 N
Longitude: 10° 34.828 E

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Sandspollen III

Lille Dan in Sandspollen.
'Lille Dan' in Sandspollen.

Back in Sandspollen to start off a week-long cruise down the Oslofjord. Late in the evening Sandspollen saw this Danish visitor, the Baltic trader ‘Lille Dan’.

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Sanspollen

Latitude: 59° 40.004 N
Longitude: 10° 34.828 E

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Sandspollen II

Party-boat in Sandspollen
Party-boat in Sandspollen

Sandspollen is normally a tranquil place. On this day, however the tranquility was broken by a party-boat, who’s captain obviously thought that a bay full of boats at anchor is an excellent place for some drive-by sightseeing.

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Sandspollen

Latitude: 59° 40.004 N
Longitude: 10° 34.828 E

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Sandspollen I

Busy day in Sandspollen.
Busy day in Sandspollen.

My resolution this season was to make one entry in this log, for every trip we make. So here goes,  ascension day was a fine day and Sandspollen was packed.

Mystery furballs.
Mystery furballs.

The next evening, what seemed like hundreds of furballs came slowly drifting across a dead calm bay. As to the source of it, we are baffled.

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Sandspollen

Latitude: 59° 40.004 N
Longitude: 10° 34.828 E

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Seasons first sailing

Swans prefer junkfood (..and cabincruisers)
Swans prefer junk-food (..and cabin cruisers)

The seasons first sailing was to Sandspollen. Being a reasonably warm 1st of May weekend, life was enjoyed from the cockpit. As always when you start preparing food outside, the local swan-pair shows up. Health conscious as we are, we tried to feed them lettuce. It turns out that swans prefer cookies, served up by people onboard cabin cruisers… ..@# traitors!

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Sandspollen

Latitude: 59° 40.004 N
Longitude: 10° 34.828 E

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Little patrol boat

Little patrol boat
Little patrol boat

One beautiful September evening we observed this little guy patrolling Sandspollen. Upon ended commission he faithfully returned to the mother ship.

Little patrol boat and her mother ship
Little patrol boat and her mother ship
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Sandspollen

Latitude: 59° 40.004 N
Longitude: 10° 34.828 E

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Chart data Statens kartverk and Geovekst