We had a late departure today after work. We left Lomma with a very positive feeling. Lomma was a natural port for customs, shipping and trade a 1 000 years ago owing to its location at the mouth of the river Hoje. Hoje was the main transport link to Skane’s cultural centre at the time, the plains surrounding Lund. Industrial development started 400 years ago with brick making and later cement factories.

The nearly 8 km long bridge is part of a 16 km connection between Sweden and Denmark.

The city has now undergone a complete redevelopment as a pleasant modern suburb to Malmö. Our dock was conveniently located with healthcare centre, library, restaurants, fishmonger, bakery, butcher and grocery within a few hundred meters walking distance.

Long, sandy beaches scattered with bathing cabins.

We motored for a few hours in very light winds down the Oresund and under the impressive bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark until a light breeze allowed us to sail down to Skanor.

Town hall and old square in Skanor.

Skanor sits far down on Falsterbonaset, a sandy spit of land stretching SW into the Baltic. It has a long history and some nice buildings in the old centre. It also boasts beautiful long beaches and is a tourist favourite in the summer. But, as with other ports we have visited so far, most things are still closed.