Here is the trip from Stockholm to Gotenburg in Gota Canal
in our boat BUMSI. Pictures taken September 2002.
It took us 13 days to do the trip and we passed through
64 waterlocks and endless bridges that had to be opened.


Read our diary from the trip




The evening before departure



Departure on a beautiful morning September 13:th 2002


The big lake Vanern in the middle of Sweden


Elaine at the dinnertable


Elaine did almost all steering. The best steerswoman in the world.


Elaine preparing a meal in the kitchen.


Elaine doing the first of the 64 waterlocks


A bridge that had to be opened


Water coming in and lifting us in a waterlock


Another bridge in our way that had to be opened


A narrow pass in the canal


Elaine in front of an odd railway bridge


Cockpit of BUMSI


Claes doing some steering when not navigating


Elaine with Lacko Castle in the background



The high waterlocks in Trollhattan


Claes having breakfast while steering


Elaine going to sleep in BUMSI


Elaine talking to her sister Hulan in China



We met a lot of cargoships in the last canal


Steeringplace, cabin and kitchen of BUMSI


Rowing competition in the harbour of Gothenburg


The following pictures are taken with my mobilephone


Anders who sold us the boat


The evening before departure


Monica our neighbour who took the pictures on our departure


Rickard is mounting the GPS


Ronny who lent us an extension cord for heating the boat


Ponape, the boat we followed in the first canal



In guest harbours during the trip


Elaine at the steeringwheel as usual


We are approaching Mariestad


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