Tag Archives: Northern Sweden

Lyskväll, a farewell to summer.

Lyskväll, or in English, Light evening, has it’s origins in Finland, where the coast was illuminated by fires and candles, to remember the summer past and long for its return. Winter waits in the wings for his cousin to finally relinquish … Continue reading

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Träbåtens Dag!

Every year in Borka, the harbour is invaded by wooden boats (träbåten). This is a chance for everyone to come together and celebrate, summer and these beautiful traditional craft. Not only is it a festival of traditional wooden boats, but … Continue reading

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Adieu to my Viking sister…

We never know… This world is beautiful, messy and bloody with no way of avoiding what is coming. We have so little time to take it by the horns and live it with dignity, courage and humour. My viking sister, … Continue reading

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And then there was one…

The north of Sweden has been basking in a heatwave with temperatures here in Hälsingland as high as twenty five degrees celsius. I understand that it is far less than the United Kingdom, although we are a long way further … Continue reading

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Living for beauty…

Temperatures are dropping here as a huge high-pressure system sits on the northern Baltic Sea, bringing glorious, fresh, crispy clear days and plummeting temperatures by nightfall. The dark of the moon allows a dazzling canopy of stars, razor sharp in the … 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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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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