Tag Archives: Borka

Friends that pass in the night…

A few months have passed since the last instalment of the Viking Saga has been written, and to be sure, Lyskväll seems like a lifetime away, a distant memory of my love affair with the north of Scandinavia. Life has interrupted … Continue reading

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‘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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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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Only distance divides us.

I am sitting in a cafe in Brussels contemplating the nature of things… While writing this, my faithful friend, the motorsailer ‘Free’, lies in frozen slumber in the north of Sweden, far, far away. I am so fortunate to have … 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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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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