The Eternal Love Story -new song release!

 My talented sister Nanna releases her beautiful song:  

"Min kärlek har inte ett slut"   

(My Love Does Not Have An End)
- on October 27! 😃


Listen on Spotify HERE ❤️

Other music channels HERE 🌻


Nanna's own words about the song:

"The greatest of all is love! In different forms. From parent to child, between partners, and between friends.

Today the 27 of October, I am releasing my new Swedish single "Min Kärlek Har Inget Slut" (My love does not have an end).

It was several years ago, when I wrote the lyrics for this song and story. It came from deep within me, and it felt as if my love could move all the galaxies in the entire universe, as well as every tiny atom in every single thing you can see, or feel."


Islas Columbretes

Columbretes Islands, Mediterranean, Spain, September 2023

Off the Mediterranean coast of Spain, approx 50 nautical miles north-east of Valencia, there is a small, fairly unknown group of volcanic islands called Columbretes. 


With its highest point at 67 meters, this arid archipelago rises from a depth of 80 meters and is divided into four islet groups, Illa Grossa, La Ferrera, La Foradada and El Carallot.



The islands are uninhabited, only on Illa Grossa there are two buildings, a 19th-century lighthouse and a staff cabin used by the biologists and reserve guards seasonally working on the islands. 


Illa Grossa is the biggest island and stands in the place of an ancient crater which nowadays has an open arc shape. It was formed during four volcanic episodes from about 1.0 to 0.3 million years ago.



Since 1988 the archipelago has been declared a nature reserve. Due to its isolation, the islands are inhabited by an endemic subspecies of a small lizard and and the islets provides rest during spring and autumn bird migrations. There is also a local colony of Audouin's gulls and one of the major stable populations of Eleanora's falcon in Spain.


In 1990, the underwater world was also protected and Columbretes is today a 400 square kilometer marine reserve where all fishing is prohibited. You can snorkel and, with a permit, also dive.



Anchoring around the Columbretes Islands is totally prohibited. 

Instead there are mooring buoys available for boats, which can be request by calling the reserve guards by VHF on channel 9.


As Columbrete's delicate flora and fauna are protected, it is not allowed to visit the islands freely, but a guided tour of Illa Grossa can be organized by the reserve rangers.

Being a weather-exposed location, where both wind and swell affect the area and mooring possibilities, it is good to have patience and time to wait for a good weather window when planning a visit here.

There are dayboats from the mainland offering tours to Columbretes summer time, but as we wish to have enough time to explore and document the areas we sail to, we patiently wait until weather approves for yet another visit to the crater and our many aquatic friends.

Nanna´s New Song Release!

 My talented sister Nanna releases her new song:

  "You Are Always In My Heart"
- on August 23! 😃


Listen on Spotify HERE ❤️

Other music channels HERE 🌻



Nanna's own words about the song:

"We meet many people throughout our lives. Some give us extra big impressions. And the most special souls also give us extra loving impressions. My mother was certainly that person.

This is a song written straight from my heart to my beloved mother.
To me she was like a sunflower, which took me out into the flowery meadows. And I will never forget her.

Hope you will like the song! 💘💘💘"

North Sea & Norwegian Fjords

North Sea & Norway, July 2003

This summer, I am spending 7 weeks on a research vessel, joining a marine mammal survey out on the North Sea, as well as covering some few of the numerous, alluring and majestic fjords of Norway.


In the Norwegian fjords I feel like home, the atmosphere, silence, smell and beauty surrounded is always as soothing. The following photos are from Sognefjorden and Hardangerfjorden, including their fjordarms.


Beauty In The Dark

Gullmarsfjorden, West Coast of Sweden

One might not think so, but there is a great variety of fascinating life living on muddy bottoms. Benthic fauna live on the sea floor and play a crucial roll in the marine ecosystems. 

These, often unique, and distinctive communities are threatened by human impact such as trawling, dredging and seabed mining…



This is a fireworks anemone (Pachycerianthus multiplicatus), a species of tube anemone occupying a, up to one meter, tube-like burrow that extends through the mud, making it stable and stationary.



With its up to 200 tentacles, which are up to 30 centimeters long, it is thought to feed on plankton such as the arrow worms Sagitta.



This anemone was photographed in Gullmarsfjorden, at the Swedish west coast. In addition to Scandinavia, they are also registered on the Brittish Isles and in the middle of the North sea.

Normally found deeper than 20 meters and recorded down to 130 meters, this is a hidden beauty living in silence and darkness...

... one of the many victims in the destructive bottom trawling, which damage entire habitats on the seafloor.

Tawny Nurse Shark

New Caledonia, Coral Sea, South Pacific

In the lagoon of New Caledonia, we sometimes encounter the Tawny nurse shark (Nebrius ferrugineus), an up to 3 meter long shark widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific and similar in appearance to the nurse shark of the Atlantic and East Pacific (Ginglymostoma cirratum).

This shark species is mostly nocturnal, swimming and hunting during the night and is known to return to the same location to rest during the day where it finds shelter under small overhangs or in caves.


It is an a bottom-dwelling shark and an active-swimming predator, using a powerful suction force to extract prey from inside holes and crevices, where it feeds on creatures such as octopuses, crustaceans, sea urchins, smaller reef fishes and occasionally sea snakes.



Even though they are normally found resting during the day, it happens every now and then that we meet these extraordinary creatures actively swimming around during our lagoon explorations.

The tawny nurse shark  is a species of carpet shark, a diverse group of sharks including the whale shark and zebra shark among others. 
Considered vulnerable, but caught by commercial fisheries across most of its range, as well as captured by big-game anglers... Despite the human caused threats, I hope our "tawny friends" can continue to peacefully swim over the coral bed many years to come.

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Isl.

Antarctica, South Georgia & Falkland Islands, March/April 2023

From the Antarctic Peninsula, we make our way over the Drake, for a brief visit at South Georgia, followed by Falkland Islands. 

Here are some few of our many feathery friends, starting up with a Gentoo- and Chinstrap penguin at the Antarctic Peninsula:



Chinstrap penguin, Antarctic Peninsula:


Gentoo penguin, Antarctic Peninsula:



Black-browed albatross, Drake Passage &

Juvenile black-browed albatross, Falkland Islands:


Southern rockhopper penguin, Falkland Islands:


King penguin, Falkland Islands:


King penguins, South Georgia: