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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


What cool campers don't do (Åland continued)

Well I pressed upload and lost the whole post. So here are all the photos anyway. Imagine a funny tale involving backing out of wild camping because some freaky empty summerhouses gave us the willies, getting caught in the rain and being given ponchos by a nice shop lady, and a trip to the Stallhagen brewery. 117 more words


Thursday 31/07

After an early swim, we say goodbye to Clara, while Vilse and Pierina head towards Mariehamn, the main harbour in Åland. We sail between the islands, tacking when necessary. 46 more words