Well . . . we are back We did not go to Mariehamn but took the Archipelago Circle, Saariston rengastie.
Emme sitten tällä reissulla menneet Maariahaminaan vaan “tehtiin saariston rengas” josta olin kuullutkin joskus mutta mistä en tiennyt sen enempää. Kannatti. Oli nautinto. Vaikka säät enimmäkseen olivat harmaat ja vähän välillä piti pientä tihkua niin kävi todella tuuri kun pidimme taukoja niin aurinko paistoi. Sattui muuten ihan hullu juttu . . . tai siis Leifille tyypillinen. Leif veivasi mökkiauton markiisin täysillä ulos. Arvaten SE JUUTTUI ! Muut caravaanarit kävivät asiaa ihmettelemässä, yrittäen auttaa sekä antoivat nouvoja. Mikään ei auttanut ! Joten 3 tunnin puuhalstelun jälkeen Leif purkasi koko telineen ja viimeiseksi leikkasi markiisin irti. Kaikki heitettiin roskikseen ! Heh-heh-heh ! Sitä ollaankin tässä sitten naurettu aika lailla ja varmasti nauratti muilla siellä myös vaikkeivät meille sitä näyttäneet.
The weather was warm but the first two days were mostly gray and cloudy with some little rain by and by and we could see some lighting in the distance as well as hear the thunder. Nice thing was when we stopped for lunch in Nagu the sun was shining. We sat on the cafeteria’s terrace and enjoyed the lunch and views. We walked down to the harbour and found out we actually had been there before. It was about 15 years ago when we took an other tour on a ship named Klara. After about the 3 hours stoppe in Nagy we continued to Houtskär via Korpo and Norrskata. Norrskata acutally by mistake. I saw the ferry would leave in a couple of minutes so we justed drove aboard thinking it was the Houtskär ferry . . . but nope it went to and other island.
After just and just catching the last ferry for the day back to Korpo we were lucky to make it on the last one to Houtskär that evening. We arrived to the island Mossala “camping” where we stayed for two nights. It was nice. The next morning happened a crazy thing . . . actually pretty typical to Leif. Leif, for some reason, decided to roll out the camper’s marquess. IT GOT STOCKED ! Many of the other campers came over to try to help and give some good advice. After 3 hours of hard work it turned out there was nothing else to do than take the thing apart and cut the marquess off and throw everything away ! ! Heh-heh. Then we were already very hungry and wanted some lunch. We drove 16 km back to the little village Näsby. Once again . . . we were lucky as the sun was shining the time we spent there. We were having lunch in a restaurant down in the guest harbour. Next morning was wonderful. The sun shining from a clear blue sky. We took the 9 o’clock ferry to Iniö. It was a 50 min. tour so we had coffee on the ferry. After a short stop in Iniö we continued on the ferry Iniö-Gustavs. The archpelago was at it’s best really. Blue sky, blue sea. It was bautiful. Also the views from Gustavs via Villnäs-Nådendal to Åbo were beautiful.
Wishing You All A Wonderful Weekend !