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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. 884 more words

On the reach to Mariehamn...

Sometimes the lack of a traditional summer weather regime can promise wonderful things for a sailor. With the heat often come long periods of still, windless days with only short episodes of sea breezes in the evening when the land is cooling down. 906 more words

Melodic Heavy Metal Band RED ROOM ENSEMBLE Debut Album Out Now

Melodic Heavy Metal Band
Debut Album Out Now

This past February Finnish Melodic Heavy Metal band RED ROOM ENSEMBLE released their self titled debut full length album. 267 more words


Fieldwork Journey Part 2: Åland (Where the hell is that?)

After Helsinki, I found myself sailing to a little oasis called Åland.

Where and what is Åland?

If you’re asking yourself this, it’s okay. I’ve been living in Scandinavia for the better part of the past three years and I didn’t know this myself until just a few months ago when I met some people from the area at a New Nordic Food workshop. 1,397 more words


Arthur Ransome in the Baltic

I know it’s not the Lake District, but I thought it would be interesting to take a look at the place of the Baltic region in Ransome’s life, and maybe wonder whether it had any particular influence on the novels, and the ‘lake country’ books in particular. 1,504 more words

Winter days

Vädret har varit så fantastiskt fint de senaste dagarna och jag blev så glad över att snön och vintern kom medan vi var hemma. Att vi fick känna kylan bita i kinderna och snön knarra under fötterna. 43 more words