Equally inspiring is always to meet other people from all over the archipelago, see friends and notice how many there are who have the same kind of thoughts about the environment, our beautiful archipelago and every-day life here.
We had a dinner together and sat in long tables while the evening light outside on the icy sea was darkening. We tasted the menu of ContemporaryArt in the Archipelago - CAA - from last summer made of carp bream sandwiches and forest mushroom kornetto - a risotto made of barley.
|During summer time it is only a short boat trip from our village harbour to Korpoström, you can almost see it behind the trees on the right...|
The culmination of the evening was a short-film made by Lotta Petronella about everyday life in the archipelago during winter-time. She had interviewed a female ferry pilot, children who travelled to school by a boat two hours every Monday and returned home again on Friday, a local baker, a farmer etc. And they all had their own view about life in here but had in common a deep love for this place. I was touched - because I knew many of them and because I admired their guts and because I recognized their thoughts.
What is my everyday life like in the archipelago? What do I need to know and what skills do I need to be able to live here? Or you...? I'll continue thinking of the questions, but the special feature of living here is that
you don't want to leave...
People and places from our archipelago - pay a visit:
Janne Gröning -Moving to the archipelago was the best that has happened to me. www.archipelagophoto.com
Lovely Nötö and http://www.majatalobackaro.com/en/
www.suurenmoinensaaristo.fi - partners of the PAN Parks organization
www.aaltojenalla.fi - about the Baltic Sea in Finnish
and also in English: www.itameriportaali.fi
And the beautiful photos underwater: http://finland.fi/Nature_Environment/vedenalainen/index.html
Korpoström, an ancient harbour and a modern centre of the archipelago: http://www.skargardscentret.fi/index_en.html
and Katja and her work at the: www.skargardshavetsbiosfaromrade.fi
and come then to meet us alive -
maybe you want to stay, too...