Monthly Archives: July 2015

And to the north..(60°26.7’N, 20°9.9’E).

I write from a tiny island in the northern Åland chain, almost on its furthest limit, called Länsmansgrund (60°26.7’N, 20°9.9’E). It is about as remote as it gets, and that suits me fine. This tiny bay is very small and … Continue reading

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On the reach to Mariehamn…

Sometimes the lack of a traditional summer weather regime can promise wonderful things for a sailor. With the heat often come long periods of still, windless days with only short episodes of sea breezes in the evening when the land … Continue reading

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An Åland Arrival! (60°14′.2N, 19°32′.4E)

I waited and waited, but still the low pressure persisted… Having found another island anchorage away from Grisslehamn, which also happens to be the shortest route to the Åland Islands, I waited out two days of savage northerlies plus a … Continue reading

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To go or not to go? (60°06’N, 18°48.8’E)

The frequency of my posts, have increased (alarmingly?) since leaving Borka. I suppose that the whole reason for this website is to tell of a slightly unusual lifestyle and without meaning to be tiresome; now is the time to do … Continue reading

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That ‘Island feeling’. (60° 30′ N, 18° 4’ E)

Time to slow it all down… After a few days in Norrsundet it was time to run the gauntlet. The often tricky and rarely uneventful Gävle Bight lived up to its name with a stiff nor ‘westerly breeze blowing offshore, … Continue reading

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A Hero and a Role Model

The Fisherman This is a story that has been passed around for years now.  I do not know the original author.  I just love story and wanted to share it to those who have not seen it before.

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A Fond Farewell

No matter how many times Free has set out on another voyage, the fluctuating emotions somehow convince me that there is nothing else I should be doing, and that a life without this passion would be shallow indeed. Thus the … Continue reading

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