This is my mother since March 7 1959. She was born in the deep forests of the southern Swedish inland with no natural connection to the sea. Meeting my father (who was a devoted sailor) on a dance in the Stockholm archipelago 1954 my mother was introduced to sailing and the sea. This was in the times when wifes followed their husbands and subsequently lot of time was spent on boats and the sea. In the late sixties my mother divorsed and married a man perhaps even more devoted to sailing , a man who then also became my stepfather. We all spent the summers on the family sailboat and when my stepfather died 1995 my mother later met a man who´s life was completely devoted to the sea. Not being my mothers own choice, the sea became a large part of her destiny. Being 83years old, I´m very happy my mother choose to come and visit me and Bertha on Dora Mac in the Greek Archipelago.