Always same – always different

Sailboat race in calm weather, Archipelago Sea, Finland.

Passing by a familiar landscape can be tedious. Landscape that has lost its novelty long ago can be easily ignored. But sometimes even the familiar landscape will surprise you, and it is most refreshing to find versatile changes from the scenery that is well-known.

In October last year, as we were on one of our last boat trips of that autumn at the Archipelago Sea, the weather calmed down suddenly below the Airisto. The sun began to shine bright and on the way we passed by a slowly rolling sailboat race and got to fully enjoy the most gentle autumn weather. We had passed by this landscape several times before, in all kinds of weather conditions, but this calm and sunny weather was still surprising.

Thousands of different nuances in the weather, light, season and time of the day shape the landscape and make the scenery different every time. It is inspiring to discover something new and surprising in a familiar landscape. Familiar landscape is always the same but never alike.

Calm weather at the Archipelago Sea, Finland.

Sailboat race in calm weather, Archipelago Sea, Finland.