We've optimistically left up the main, the wind is supposed to come up again in the afternoon, so we hope to get a little more sailing in before we dock. On the plus side, it's a beautiful day and the Gulf is totally flat - with the winds we had over the week the Gulf was pretty wavy and we were afraid we'd be motoring in that and I'm the only one who hasn't gotten seasick yet, so wallowing across the waves wouldn't have been fu. However, it's nice and smooth and sunny, so we're OK.
A few pix from the sail back
Containership in the Gulf
Tallinn 1 - first of 3 clear-water marks leading us back into Tallinn Harbor
The Lulu, another member Sailing.ee's fleet, heading out for an evening
The spires of Tallinn
Isolda II & Keila
8:05 pm - We made it back OK, the wind even picked up enough to give us some good sailing for the last 15 miles or so. That same wind was blowing us onto our dock, making for a bit of a rough docking, but we lived to tell the tale. Now, dinner, shopping, clean hot showers in the Old City Marina office (yay!), and our last night of sleeping on the boat. Hope my postcards make it to their destinations, I mailed them but forgot to write "USA" on them. Great trip, wish we could stay for another week!
Boat - the Wesilind, Elan 344 Impression, home port Orjako, Estonia. 10.46 meters long, 3.49 wide
Charter company: Sailing.ee (on the web at http://www.sailing.ee )
Day 1 - Tallinn to Naisaar then back due to forecast. 20 miles of sailing (10 out, 10 back)
Day 2 - Stayed in port in the rain.
Day 3 - Tallinn to Lähteelä - charted distance 36 miles, more like 50 because we overshot a turn!
Day 4 - Lähteelä to Elisaari - 20 miles.
Day 5 - Elisaari to Pihlajassari - 41.7 miles
Day 6 - Pihlajassari to Suomenlinna - short hop, half an hour's sail
Day 7 - Suomenlinna to Tallinn - 55 miles