Checking the course

I’ve met many people on my adventures, and some of them I’ve called difficult. I’ve changed my opinion on them. These days, I see, I just didn’t understand them, and they did not understand me. Sometimes the lack of understanding leads you to wrong course. It may be just one degree wrong on the map …

Home harbor

Oh, it really happened. My home is in the middle of the beloved Baltic Sea, on a small island Utö. And it feels so right. You know, you pretty often move, when you are FORCED TO: you are divorcing, you have plumbing renovation coming ahead, you don’t want to live by yourself anymore, your landlord …






At the Sea

What I love in the sea, is its soothing, constant change. Ocean is mellow, calm and kind, but as well it is full of rage, stormy and cruel. And everything between. And it is it all that makes it so magical! You cannot control it, or pick the part you want out of it. When …

Rite of passage

As one story ends, new begins. Even Benjamin Button knew it, though his stranding techniques in clip above☝🏼 would get my ship wrecked pretty fast. (No matter how handsome Pitt is in the scene…)😍🤔😳 And between ends and beginnings, it is crucial to do the rite of passage: Really finish what was old, so one …

When you have an entourage assembled from finest sailors, there’s no space for pirates to join the ship's company.
Respect your shipmates. You’ve picked them, you become like them, and they become like you. You are as strong or weak as your crew is.
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 …