The South Funen Archipelago is a very interesting wildlife area in Denmark. It is often viewed as a whole, but the many large and small islands are very diverse and often lead their own lives. However they have a lovely nature, with cozy and peaceful environments and secure harbours in common.
For many centuries, the South Funen Archipelago has been an active, important maritime area. In the Late Middle Ages, the largest town here - Svendborg - ranked as one of the most important trading centers in Scandinavia. Today the archipelago is very popular with yachtsmen. Leeward of the more than 50 green islands and islets the water is always calm and they will find pleasant sailing and numerous safe anchorages. And just imagine going sailing without having to take the ever-annoying tide into consideration! With all this water, it's hardly surprising that almost all families in the Archipelago own a boat. This one has originally been a coastal fishing boat but then was taken out of service due to EU regulations. Now a new owner is using it as a kind of leisure boat. But in the last couple of generations navigation has seen a rapid technological development, and the old maritime culture pattern have vanished. Since there is not much high tech on board, this boat is condemned to spend a lot of time on the shore; somewhat useless but still functional.