Monthly Archives: July 2014

OMG! Hold the front page!!!

The celebrity lifestyle can be so stressful… Only joking! However I have definitely never been on the front page of a newspaper before so please indulge me! I was given this copy of the local newspaper by one of the … Continue reading

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Stormy Monday (65˚07.4’N, 21˚31.9’E)

So much can happen in a day at sea, especially when the East coast of Northern Sweden has recorded the highest summer temperatures for many years. Needless to say, this level of heat can only lead to one thing… a … Continue reading

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Kissing the Zephyr (64˚20’N, 21˚22’E)

First, I must correct an error from the previous entry stating I had covered over five hundred nautical miles since Borka. A mistake… my total is now two hundred and seventy one. Finally crossing the sixty fourth degree line of … Continue reading

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Teasing the wind to Umeå (63˚41’N, 20˚18’E)

Due to a series of bridges, it is not possible to reach the city of Umeå; so Free is tied up to a Svenska Kryssarklubben buoy, just to the south, at a little place called Obbola (63˚41’N, 20˚18’E), waiting out … Continue reading

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A hard day at the office! (62º54.6’N, 18°27.1’E)

My true quest finally began in earnest as I left Sundsvall on a rainy, grey afternoon with flecks of rain in the air. James and Tara had left, leaving me to focus on one of my lifetime ambitions: reaching the … Continue reading

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Sundsvall or Bust (62⁰ 29.5’N, 17⁰ 17.8′ E)

The imminent arrival of my friends James and Tara in Sundsvall coincided with a long overnight sail to ensure that I was there to meet them when they arrived, after their flight to Stockholm Arlanda and subsequent train journey north. … Continue reading

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Borka farewell

So on a beautiful, warm summer’s morning, two old ladies finally put to sea. There was barely a breath of wind as ‘Free’ motored gently into Enånger Fjord leaving the little village of Borka shimmering in her wake. I was … Continue reading

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