Professional mariners live on the margins of society, with much of their life spent beyond the reach of land. They face cramped, stark, noisy, and dangerous conditions at sea. Yet men and women still go to sea. For some, the attraction is a life unencumbered with the restraints of life ashore. Sea-going adventure and a chance to see the world also appeal to many seafarers. Whatever the calling, those who live and work at sea invariably confront social isolation.

Photo Johnny Leo Johansen(c) Mariner in cabin Piraeus Athen

I like the mood of this picture. I am from a family of sails men and are the first generation that don´t work at sea, but at least I love sailing and live in a boat –