On Tuesday morning we got lucky as in the morning lock keeper decided to raise the boats from lower harbour first. We started our ascent at 9am. During the previous evening we walked the seven part lock up and it
Lively Motala 7.6. – 9.6.
Our journey on the Göta canal continued on Thursday. There are four double locks after Berg harbour and we got into the rhythm once away. The canal snakes through the beautiful countryside scenery under several bridges and of course through
The Castle of Vadstena and the Monastery of Bridgittine 10.6. – 11.6.
One of the most famous historic cities in Sweden is Vadstena. In Motala we turned the bow of Suwena south and set course towards Vadstena. The Göta canal’s eastern part is ending in Motala and the canal is continuing on
Karlsborg Fortress and the Highest Point of the Göta Canal 12.6.
After crossing lake Vättern we just made to the last opening of the road bridge and Suwena was moored to the guest harbour in Karlsborg. On Tuesday morning we took a two kilometres’ walk to the fortress of Karlsborg. To
Twenty Locks Down to Sjötorp 13.6. – 14.6.
There are 21 locks on the Göta canal between lakes Vättern and Vänern from which 20 lower towards lake Vänern. We had already passed the upwards going lock and lake Viken previously. Now ahead of us is a slide downwards
Over Lake Vänern and Passage on the Trollhätte Canal 15.6. – 17.6.
At first we thought about visiting the cities of Mariestad and Lidköping and also the castle of Läckö but on the other hand we have been travelling almost every day, so we decided to take a rest and make a
Gothenburg 18.6. – 20.6.
Three days in Gothenburg is a way too short time but it’s a start. The second biggest city in Sweden offers so much to see and to do. We were a little tired after the canal trip so we took
Midsummer Celebration in Marstrand island 21.6. – 23.6.
Through finding the boating with Suwena we have travelled now every Midsummer to a different place for celebrating the summer solstice. The first our boating midsummer was in our home waters in the Röyttä island on the Gulf of Bothnia.
The Adventure Island of Marstrand 23.6. – 25.6.
During the winter it is always fun to plan the upcoming summer cruising route. We use harbour books, google, sea charts and other boaters blogs. Marstrand was however found differently. I read a few detective novels of Swedish writer Ann
Skagen and Saeby 26.6. – 27.6.
Our original plan was to leave Marstrand and go south towards the island of Anholt in the middle of Kattegat. However the weather forecast showed a wind from south and a motoring directly against the wind was not interesting us.