Tag Archives: Finland

The nights are drawing in…

Summer has ebbed away, leaving her ghosts flirting with memories, occasonal warm episodes all too soon laid to rest by gales ripping up the Jungfrukusten. It is hard to predict the weather from one day to the next, but the … Continue reading

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Hjem… There and back again.

From the title, you will see that I have returned safely to Borka Brygga. Nine hundred and seventy nautical miles (which is approximately one thousand, one hundred and sixteen land miles) of open sea, archipelago and fjords. From the grand entry … 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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