The canal out through the western harbour of Malmö
Autumn weather at its best – clear crisp air, a couple of degrees above freezing, light winds and sun from a blue sky. Göran and I took advantage of the weather for the usual Sunday trip south to the Öresund Bridge and back, with a long coffee brake in the sun at Lernacken, the lime ridge south of the bridge. Going back the wind increased to a force 5 westerly, quickly producing a steep unpredictable sea - a not uncommon condition in the narrow sound between Sweden and Denmark and with current and wind in different directions. 18 kilometer, plus some rolling outside the harbour entrance.
My new aft bulkhead has shown some surprising qualities. The aft compartments is now so completely sealed, that the hatch popped off in the sunlight after some ten minutes on the beach, like a champagne cork. It is the first time in my kayak building career I have managed a compartment with not even a slow air leak! Well, I prefer that problem to the much more common opposite. A tiny hole in the middle of the bulkhead should do the trick.
Lernacken in the November sun