Tag Archives: Jungfrukusten

Single-handers

Sailing is not a life for the squeamish. It’s one thing to relax in a light Mediterranean breeze with a group of friends on your holidays, but a completely different situation to be single-handed in a near gale, heavily reefed … Continue reading

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Zen and the art of elemental living…

A long, hot summer has graced the north of Sweden, but there are always reminders that the weather can change at any moment into a fusion of elemental pulses. This week have seen two low pressure systems camped over Norway, … Continue reading

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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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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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Agön Island and the Borka invasion!

Every year the Enångers Båtsällskap, better known to you as the Borka boat club (as I have referred to it in the past) visits a charming little island known as Agön. This beautiful, small wooded island lies at the entrance … Continue reading

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Hit the Road, Jack!

It isn’t just sailing up here in beautiful Sweden, you know? There are many folk who wander the highways and byways in those luxurious motor homes or RVs (recreational vehicles as the Americans call them); not only Sweden but the … Continue reading

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