Lappo was well enough sheltered from the north west really, and there’s stern buoys to pick up so you don’t have to rely on your anchor. These buoys, however, were my problem when I was there. With a strong cross-wind, Zoph blew over one of them and as I tried to motor off the prop caught the long galvanised pole sticking off the top of it with an alarming clang. When I got onto the quay I thought I’d got away with it. The next day in Enklinge, however, I discovered that the bloody thing had broken one of the three blades on my extraordinarily expensive – stupidly expensive in fact – propeller.
If you’re not an idiot though, it ought to be sheltered from any sort of westerly. The harbour is attached to a small shop and restaurant and is a pleasant enough environment.
The boathouse in the small picture, by the way, really was that shape. It’s not been photoshopped or processed through a hall of mirrors.
More information on Enklinge can be found from: www.guestharbours.fi
Disclaimer. While Martin Edge and Sail in Finland have taken every precaution to ensure that the information in this post is correct, it is not a replacement for proper charts. Safe navigation is the responsibility of the skipper and Sail in Finland assumes no responsibility for accidents occurring while entering or leaving the harbour.