Alice: Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?
The Cheshire Cat: That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.
Alice: I don't much care where.
The Cheshire Cat: Then it doesn't much matter which way you go.
Alice: ...So long as I get somewhere.
The Cheshire Cat: Oh, you're sure to do that, if only you walk long enough.

-Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Ocean brings people together

I keep admiring of the vast capability sea has to wipe off all unnecessary: Within the ocean, only the important core matters are left in. I was on a short leg for getting this particular sailboat safe under upcoming fall. We sailed on the front of southern Finland shoreline. As working gast, I met this …

Crossing the Atlantic

Ocean is something you respect. Respect contains the concepts of fear, admiration and love. I learned to respect the ocean when I was on Atlantic crossing. World is full of useful guidelines, tips, knowledge and lists how to prepare yourself and your boat for that journey. After all, it is a quite a journey. I …

Gin & Tonic

When sailing under command of skipper Jonni with AnjouCrew, we have this tradition when breaking 8 knots speed with sails = Gin & Tonics at the destination harbor. Always nice. Both drink and the speed.

This clip is from last leg when Jonni, his godson/my son and I sailed his ship back to home harbor from Åland.

 

Smooth sea never made a skilled sailor

-Franklin D. Roosevelt

Hitting the storm

Gods of weather are moody, so the conditions on the sea may change fast. And so they did in on our leg from Kasnäs to Hanko, when we started to transfer my friend Jonni’s boat back to home harbor after cruising the whole summer in Finnish archipelago. Distance was pretty short, forecast looked nice, and …

Archipelago of Finland

My old friends, godfathers for my kids, Riina & Jonni invited me and my kids to sail with them in archipelago last June in southwest of Finland. Anjou, very dear boat to me, is a old fashioned sailing boat. Archipelago of Finland is one the most beautiful place where I’ve been in to, and just …