Monthly Archives: August 2014

Almost Heaven, the Höga Kusten.

There is something special about the idea of saving the best until last, a form of delayed gratification, if you will. Time was against me after a late July start in my aim to reach the top of the Gulf … Continue reading

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Farewell Finland… my toughest teacher.

Finland has taught me more about myself than anywhere else I have sailed. I am so glad not to have ‘chickened out’, running back to Sweden the moment sailing became challenging and I found myself out of my depth, extended … Continue reading

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On the run… The skeleton coast.

Sometimes I feel like an outlaw… Always on the run. A fugitive from the weather that hunts me relentlessly for having the audacity to sail alone in such a remote area. Since leaving Marjaniemi after the end of the last … Continue reading

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We need to talk about Kevin (Finland)!

Here I am in a tiny little harbour called Marjaniemi, approximately forty five miles south of Kemi on the island of Hailuoto, to the west of Oulu. I couldn’t face another town right now after three days waiting in Kemi … Continue reading

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Scary monsters!

A strange title you may think? Well, as you know, I’m always able to take on a challenge… But mostly I’d rather not, being naturally lazy and tranquil. However, the approach to Kemi had my sphincter muscles playing rock n … Continue reading

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Victory! Sitting at the top of the bay (65⁰ 54.07’N, 22⁰ 39’E)

Finally, after all these years, my dream has come true… I have reached the furthest north in the Gulf of Bothnia. It is not a circum-navigation of the globe, neither is it going to arouse much interest in the greater … Continue reading

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