This week we headed to islets east of Örö which we could not reach by swimming. We speculate that the islands name Örö comes from öra which means ear in Swedish (and ö for island), but after using our ears we turned to maps for navigation. Many of our islets are barren, the sea has carved shafts and scars to their surfaces. We observed that vertical shapes, such as masts and antennas are great for keeping bearings when rowing, but they take hold of the landscape like frames around a painting. Anchoring the boat on the islets provided us a possibility to understand them better, to learn how to approach the unknown rocks of the sea and to ask a permission to land on them. Midway our sea travels we met a swimming snake and rising waves.
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