Sailing demands clear roles and hierarchy. “Boat Bunny” might sound like a degrading term, but really, if you ask me, every boat with self respect should have a Boat Bunny – someone that cares for the boat’s well being.
In former days it used to be a gallionsfigure, or ship head. This figure, carved out of wood in the front of the boat, was supposed to protect the ship from bad spirits.
Cooking by the shoreline
When you go sailing you get chronically hungry. And out on the ocean, food tastes better than ever. Bad food however, will always taste crap – at sea and everywhere else. An easy rule to minimize conflicts on the boat: Only go sailing with people that know how to appreciate your efforts of putting good food on the table*.
When I was writing my Stockholm story for my book it was hard not to write about the water. Because the water is one of the things I love the most about Stockholm.
Don’t miss the Summer episode of Berlin Stories for NPR about Utopia projects in Berlin with The Bread Exchange! Imagine me recording in the middle of my wardrobe with dresses protecting my voice from the sound of the subway passing in front of my windows.
WATER WATER WATER
Stockholm is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. It is a pretty stunning view. Since Stockholm was build as a water city it was also meant to show off from the seaside. Many of the most impressive buildings are built along the water, which You would miss if you only stay on the islands. You need to get into the boat to get a distance and fully feel the beauty of Stockholm.
This is what I would do.
Early morning hours
If you wake up really early, just put on your crocs (yes, you read right, my mom has placed CROCS in our summerhouse!) and go out. I find mornings to be the best time to see things in a different light.
Another thing I love with mornings is that old people are often outside at this time of the day and they are usually very interesting. Talk to them.
THE BREAD EXCHANGE ARCHIVE
My story about Bread in NYC from September 2009. How has the city changed? What is the best bread? Please share your best tips with me!
Breakfast down at the water, with a good book, is probably one of the most relaxing situations I can imagine. This one from 2010.
Did you know that the walnuts color the dough purple if you add it early enough? I have love it, since 2010.
Thinking about American Woods made me listen to the music from my Colorado holiday from last summer. This is my playlist: the Playlist they heard driving through the Canyon Enjoy!