. OnHiatus.com > Journal 1 > Day Index > Journal Entry: July 5, 1998

Sunday, July 5, 1998
Marstrand, Sweden to The Kattegatt (Between Sweden & Denmark)
Sweden's Flag

The Kattegatt (Between Sweden & Denmark):
Latitude: 57° 26' 39" North
Longitude: 11° 33' 47" East
Altitude: 4 feet
From Seattle: 5632 miles
Lodging: Transit - The Marita

Today's Travel:
Country: Sweden
Region: North Sea
Path:Marstrand, Sweden - The Kattegatt (Between Sweden & Denmark)
Linear:35 miles
Weather: Overcast, Stormy

Available Photos:

Red skies and seas The Kattegatt, Int'l Waters, Sweden

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

Click on map to Zoom in...
Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 451
Linear Dist: 118579
Countries Visited: 33
Regions Visited: 129
More stats...
Hotels: 87
Friends / Family: 147
Camping: 41
Hostels: 134
Transit: 41
Beers: 1752

Journal Entry:
Walked around Marstrrand and just reveled in the confusion that the Swedish Match races were causing (didn't actually ever get over to watch a race). GGot caught up in the buying frenzy and spent over US$400 on some foul weather gear.

As we headed out of Marstrand the seas were getting very rough (swells aproaching 2 meters). There was some talk of turning around but we decided to risk it for an hour or so then make the call. Personaly I was more worried about trying to dock to boat in that wind than bucking the seas. Before we took off I was starting to regret buying the weather gear (I didn't really need it...), but ten minutes after clearing the harbor mouth I had no doubt that it was money well spent!

I wasn't feeling particularly well, but knew that I'd be Ok as long as I stayed on deck. Unfortunately as the night progressed the temperature droped and the driving rain ifinally provoked me into going down to the cabin and trying to sleep. It was a little like trying to sleeep in a washing machine and after less than a minute I realized there was no way I was going to be able to stay on the top bunk so I moved down to the larger bunk. Not sure how much sleep I got, but didn't get sick and didn't freeze to death so I'd call it a successful night.

[Wrote entry from notes: 19 September, 1998]

Paging: [⇚ Jul 4] | [Jul 6 ⇛] OnHiatus.com > Journal 1 > Day Index > Journal Entry: July 5, 1998