Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Final Sunset.

So this is my final post from Sweden as I shall return to England on Thursday. Free will stay here in Borka Brygga until next May, under the capable supervision of Micke Vanewijk and his friend Jan Erik… I know … Continue reading

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A Viking’s Return…

It has been one thousand eight hundred and forty seven nautical miles since leaving the coast of East Anglia, last August, and on a truly majestic late summer evening, I sailed into the beautiful little haven of Borka Brygga. The … Continue reading

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Sixty Degrees North!

Finally… after waiting a whole lifetime… I crossed the sixty degree northerly latitude after a rip-roaring sail from Arholma Island to Ōregrund. I have turned the corner into the Gulf of Bothnia, steering North Nor’ West. I celebrated by starting … Continue reading

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Almost heaven…

Finally I have reached the island of Orrön, the home of Axel and Clare. As I have written before, Axel was sailing his catamaran with Mark, from Lubeck to his family’s island in the Stockholm Archipelago, when I met them … Continue reading

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An outcast of the Islands…

Just when I thought it couldn’t get more beautiful… I am writing from a tiny group of islands on the edge of the Stockholm Archipelago of which, Huvudskär is the largest. It is now the beginning of my third day … Continue reading

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Jonny Pettersson, Viking shaman

Well, another port… another friend! No one said that a girl can have a man in every port, but then life can be strange! And who says that the guys can have it all their own way? However, Jonny Pettersson … Continue reading

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‘On the reach’…. North to Valdemarsvik.

Once again the wanderlust has invaded this restless soul, and after the intense romance and wild passion of this Viking anchorage I found myself bidding farewell to Thomas; the wind sympathetic out of the west… With the wind on my … Continue reading

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