Monthly Archives: July 2013

Thomas Sörensen: A Swedish Angel

This sailing life throws up all sorts of situations, which introduces people of all kinds from different nationalities. Often, they are indifferent and mind their own business, taking just a mild interest in what you are doing. Occasionally they belong … Continue reading

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The Kalmarsund: A battle of wits.

Kalmar was a necessary port of call and the first major Swedish town to purchase some important items. Apart from the horror of a marina fee that is actually more expensive than England – The MDL empire that has bought … Continue reading

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Nor’ East by North…

I am writing from Kalmar on the East coast of Sweden… What a difference a slight shift in the wind can make; Hell or Heaven, it’s as simple as that. After a delightful sail from Bornholm to the really beautiful, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Bornholm: A ‘bit of a do’.

Well… here I am at last, in Scandinavia, on the beautiful island of Bornholm. This is officially the furthest north that ‘Free’ and I have been, in our long relationship. Now, every mile further north is new ground. I am … Continue reading

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Poppy’s Polish Plod!

Whatever happened to the Viking Queen… that intrepid adventuress, a mixture of ‘Calamity Jane’ (sorry Harriet, but you know what I mean!) and the crotchety feminist? Well she’s still here in Poland, when she should really be in Scandinavia by … Continue reading

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