Friday, January 29, 2010

The Skipper

The Skipper

This is Lasse. He lives at Lillhammar in Tungelsta. I have met him before, and if you want to have a closer look at him press here . Lasse is a former sailor. Now retired after a long career on the sea, where he claims to have lost one thousand caps! He has worked on many ships over the years, including HMS Halland, HMS Småland, the frigate Mode and HMS Hälsingland. When he turned seventy he got a web site as a birthday gift from his son. It's in Swedish, and if you understand the lingo, there are a few stories, photos, and even a poem or three to enjoy there. When Lasse isn't shovelling snow you might find him on his sailing boat Santina, together with his wife Kirsti and a few friends.

10 comments:

Jacob said...

Looks like a sailor. Hope he doesn't collapse trying to shovel all that white stuff!

Don and Krise said...

Now there's a man that's used to hard work. Shoveling the snow and still smiling.

Gunn said...

I have always liked your portraits!
This is a man who knows how to deal with the "white stuff"!:-)

Olivier said...

superbe portrait d'un homme tres courageux.

paul said...

Man against nature - great shot. And the colours obviously help.

Steffe said...

Actually Lasse has informed me that it felt like he got a tennis elbow after this work out!

Lois said...

A hard working man indeed, he's even smiling while shoveling all that snow! I like his hat.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

When he is done there he can do my driveway..
:-)
Nice description of a man with an interesting life. I'll look at his website, too.

Bill said...

Ahhh shoveling snow, now that brings back memories from my youth, clearing our driveway back in Switzerland. It's no fun.

Allison said...

I think that is just a courtesy smile, Steffe. What he really was thinking was "Put that damn camera down and help me, man!!"