Our days at sea

People ask quite often when on island “So, what do you do here then? Like how do you spend your days?”. It is super interesting, as nobody asked it from me when we lived in the city. Question is related to “Where are you children?” when you’re out having a good time, or “How can …

Votive ships of Seili

Seili is an island in inner archipelago located north to Nagu at 60°14.4′N 021°57.7′E. I’ve been waiting to pay a visit on the island, as it has super interesting/horrifying history as a leprosy island and later a madhouse for mentally ill women, what ever that ment back in the days! As I’ve been into islands, …

Kära vän

A good, old friend is as a word something that makes me smile every time. They say, we need each other, but when all the neediness worn out totally during the decades of friendship, it leaves just two old buddies to walk side by side. Often people are doing trade in their relationships: You give …

Tranquil midsummer

Turning point, summer solstice. Days have been good on rocky islet, specially the absence of rush and hurry have made our days here. We’ve still had a lot to do here. One of the most valuable thing in archipelago is the time vacuum, though it doesn’t mean you don’t work or do a lot. It …

   

Never cut

what you can

untie

Winds change fast

One old wise woman I call my mother, used to say every now and then, that “tuulet muuttuvat nopeasti” –winds do change fast. And during my journeys, it has came in my mind again and again. Nothing really is solid and permanent, except change. And that seems to be scary for us human kind, as …

Mother’s Day

Island Fever

There is a concept of feeling isolated and not getting out, certain kind of claustrophobia called island fever. It’s said to be most strongest on islands far away at the sea, like Hawaii and similar, but it occurs on every island, even in my home island. Though I definitely love this rocky islet in outer …