Annelie Pompe blogg

Yesterday I took a new Swedish record in freediving! Freediving is a strange sport. Sometimes it’s easy, sometimes it’s very hard. My depth wasn’t ”deep” by my normal standards. It wasn’t...

If you are looking for us, look for a house with monofins and bikinis. If it’s raining you should look for us outside. A few days ago the tropical rain was...

This text is about what it feels like to do what I’m doing in the photo. It’s called a “hang” in freediving terms. You slowly pull yourself down, stay a while...

First of all I want to thank you for the support and sharing from my last blog-post about how to live and freedive with passion, and how to do without it? Thanks...

As usual when travelling with my best friend Akim, I have no idea what’s waiting. Being with him is always an adventure. First I thought we were going to train in...

I’m rarely nervous when I’m about to freedive. But suddenly my belly was full of butterflies. I was about to step into a tiny typical philippino boat without a engine that...

On my last flight home I sat next to a Canadian. (Damn nice nationality, those Canadians! :) At first he looked like a reserved Swede so I thought I’d sleep through...

I have never been a fan of new year celebration. I think it’s slightly overestimated and usually too full of expectations like “next year I will start a new better life”,...

I love travelling. And I think travelling loves me to. My love for travelling is unconditional. It doesn’t matter what it puts me through. I can do however many flights with...

If you ask me how I am I will usually answer that I’m ok, even if I’m not. Why? I don’t believe in complaining. I think complaining is a negative waste...

It’s what most people would call a culture shock. 24 hours ago I was a hippie, walking underneath a hot sun on a dirty road following some goats, avoiding to step...

One thought is sometimes all it takes. One thought can change everything. I heard one of those thoughts a few days ago again during training. I was freediving down towards the...

It’s something about the look in their eyes. I think you might know what it looks like. It’s deep, full of energy and drive. But it’s also confident, secure and brave....

No experience like this can be explained as it deserves. Being there with the camera in my hand I tried to be aware of all that was going on without the...

I suddenly did things I’ve never done before. Things that frightened me. I know some of my fears might seem insignificant in comparison to what they did, but I’ve had my...

…That’s how she put it, my friend and fellow ocean lover, Hanli Prinsloo. I couldn’t wait to share the kitchen of the sharks together with some of my best friends. That’s...

I love that special second; the fragile moment where I break the surface of the sea. My body leaves the small boat and the air. I slide into the water to...

Today I begged him with my hands in prayer and almost on my knees. I even said “Please”. The sea was shimmering, and I could hear it calling for me. My...

A Small plane. A few people with kind eyes. I had a good feeling already on the flight in. We flew in the soft darkness of night. From the airplane the...