Tag Archives: Sweden

Romancing the fear.

I will always love Scandinavia….Viking genes are there in my DNA, my ancestors settling in the West of Scotland and Northern Ireland, but it is that very spirit that calls to me now. The preparations are underway; so much to … Continue reading

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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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Happy Imbolc

This is traditionally the beginning of Spring for Pagans and Heathens in the northern hemisphere, so even if you are neither, I send greetings and blessings. The old seasonal celebrations were lunar-governed rather than stifled by the Mathematical, Church-influenced Gregorian … 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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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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And to the north..(60°26.7’N, 20°9.9’E).

I write from a tiny island in the northern Åland chain, almost on its furthest limit, called Länsmansgrund (60°26.7’N, 20°9.9’E). It is about as remote as it gets, and that suits me fine. This tiny bay is very small and … Continue reading

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An Åland Arrival! (60°14′.2N, 19°32′.4E)

I waited and waited, but still the low pressure persisted… Having found another island anchorage away from Grisslehamn, which also happens to be the shortest route to the Åland Islands, I waited out two days of savage northerlies plus a … Continue reading

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