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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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East Meets West

One can’t help noticing the negativity surrounding China’s rapid growth into an economic super power. Everything seems to be made there, amid endless rumours of all manner of unsavoury happenings, according to our media, and yes, as a nation they are far from … Continue reading

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A hard day at the office! (62º54.6’N, 18°27.1’E)

My true quest finally began in earnest as I left Sundsvall on a rainy, grey afternoon with flecks of rain in the air. James and Tara had left, leaving me to focus on one of my lifetime ambitions: reaching the … Continue reading

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‘On the reach’…. North to Valdemarsvik.

Once again the wanderlust has invaded this restless soul, and after the intense romance and wild passion of this Viking anchorage I found myself bidding farewell to Thomas; the wind sympathetic out of the west… With the wind on my … Continue reading

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The last piece of the jigsaw.

Here it is… This little document is of major importance to me as it allows me to sail for the Baltic under the protection of the Swedish Cruising Club. It is rated as an International Certificate and it is… Freedom. … Continue reading

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