Monthly Archives: August 2015

‘When the boat comes in’

“Dance ti’ thy daddy, sing ti’ thy mammy, Dance ti’ thy daddy, ti’ thy mammy sing; Thou shall hev a fishy on a little dishy, Thou shall hev a fishy when the boat comes in.” Traditional Geordie folk song. I … Continue reading

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Angels and Demons

Every now and then I wonder why I feel compelled to write this saga, after all, a seafaring life has a repetitive familiarity about it, possibly even its own kind of routine. No matter how exotic a life is there … Continue reading

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Gävle, a real surprise!

Sometimes one can be delightfully surprised, even this tough old sailor! Most sailors avoid coming to Gävle (pronounced yeyvla) due to its awkward location on the Swedish coast. There’s good sense in this, to be fair, after all if one … Continue reading

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Here comes summer!

Better late than never I suppose, at least that is probably what most Swedish folk are feeling right now. I am genuinely happy for them and it has been pleasant to witness some of the high energy they put into … Continue reading

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An Åland Adieu

I write this from the southwest of Finbo Island, the final one in my Åland odyssey, and of course, you guessed it… I am anchored! But after threading the needle between the channels and islets from Djupviken on the island … Continue reading

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