In the summer of 2017 I traveled on a yacht in the Baltic Sea.  After spending some time in St. Petersburg, we set off for the White Sea, via the White Sea-Baltic Canal (formerly known as the Stalin White Sea-Baltic Canal).   This voyage brought us through a series of rivers, canals, lakes and 44 locks. To reach the White Sea from St. Petersburg took us approximately 10 days.  Once in the White Sea, we cruised to the Solovetsky Islands, and Arkhangelsk.  From the White Sea, we journeyed North, crossing the Arctic Circle, and into the Barents Sea. This was a very unique itinerary.  According to the locals, we were the first foreign flagged yacht, of a similar size to complete this passage.  I jumped ship in Northern Norway, where I would do some solo traveling.