Thursday, January 01, 2009


Today the Swedish winter exhibited its more forgiving self, clear brisk skies and temperatures just below the freezing point.

Walking along the seafront Lina and I stumbled upon the Swedish East Indiaman Götheborg, the sailing replica of an 18th century wooden ship. In 2005, Götheborg left Sweden for an epic voyage to China, one which included stops in Cádiz, Cape Town and Singapore (and also an anachronistic detour to Australia).

Like me, Götheborg has now returned. The next month will be full of in-port preparations and, among other things, the completion of my encyclopaedia contribution on sceptical environmentalism. But I promise that the travelogue adventures will continue, at the latest on 9 February when it is time to once again cross the North Atlantic.



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