August 04, 2011
This turned out to be an epic. We set off down the coast, and hoped to cross over to Denmark today. But the wind was up and so was the swell, so decided to go back inshore for calmer conditions. With 15 to 20 knots in the afternoon, the natural harbour options were few, and in the end we pressed on to the harbour at Molle, where we tied alongside a fishing tours vessel. On the way we pass the Kullaberg Nature Reserve, which is the high cliffs on the end of the point. People are everywhere climbing up and down the slopes, rock fishing and swimming. By the end of our 10 hour day we have done 81NM. Poor Margot signed up for a holiday cruise and we have her doing all these miles !!
I have slept poorly the last 2 nights worrying a little about the weather etc for our crossing, so imagine my delight when the excited harbour master says “You are here just in time. We have for 3 day the HERRINGFESTIVAL !!! There is music till 3am here on the stage” !!! Bugger
So much for an early night. And so much for the pork chops, we decide we must partake in the Herring festival and go out for dinner. Margot enjoys the herring, but I have fried plaice and Dave opts for (delicious) chicken drumsticks. The music part of the festival we can’t avoid, though thankfully I think it finished about 11:30, or if it didn’t I was unconscious by then despite it.