On our way from Saint Petersburg back to the Skagerrak (Skaw) today we
off Gotland again. When we passed it on Apr 30th, we
58°N/19°E, but for 57°N/18°E it had been still too dark
This time there was chance for this point, which we
approaching from the North. When we were abeam of the small Island Stora
Karlsö, we went on a course of 177° towards the
The coast is full of wind rotors, in front we
the small lighthouse of Näsrevet.
Then we proceeded to the confluence, from where we could see the church
Burgsvik. Burgsvik is the closest settlement
the confluence and is a small harbor, where limestone is loaded. It has
population of about 300.
In the area off the Burgsviken (Gulf of Burgsvik) there are many wind
rotors some of them even built into the sea.
Please have a closer look to these wind rotors on the Radar screen. The rotors in the sea are orientated as a triangle according
the directions from where the wind predominantly is blowing in this
i.e. from North and from 55° (roughly NE), in order to gain a maximum
The Southern end of Gotland Islands is called Revet.
This was quite an interesting confluence, and provided with new
about Gotland's electric power generating system we are proceeding