Departing from Turku
Alex and the Frog
Vida and the Magic Pond
When it was time to leave, I felt downright miserable. But 'A girl's got to do what a girl's got to do' and so, on the 9th of June, we bid farewell to our friends who had come to the river bank to see us off.
We then motored only for a few hundred meters to the other side of the river and tied up alongside Inga Lill, a beautiful 34 metre galeas built in Finland in 1948, where our children, their families and more friends were waiting for us. We were greeted by a moving trumpet solo, and after a few speeches, dozens of hugs, kisses, and tears, we finally departed from Turku.
Inga Lill escorted us all the way to the Airisto from where we continued to the Torasviken Bay in Nauvo. There, we dropped anchor and spent the evening with our friends and ex-neighbours from Turku.
Next morning, we woke up to a cold and rainy day which made it easier for us to continue our voyage. We weighed anchor and headed for Kotka to check us out of Finland.