majestic monotony


Welcome to the Thule.   Here she is in Turku Harbour.   This is the 2nd mate, Fedi.   There’s the crew scraping out the remnants of the last cargo: soybean mush in a hold that’s about 45 feet deep.  And that’s the map of the archipelago we are about to go through for 5 hours.  The pilot told me for his exam, he gets a blank sheet of paper upon which he has to draw a map of the archipelago complete with positions of bouys etc.

Holy Shit.

Here we go.