Hotel Savoy Mariehamn
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... It is so sad, but also so fascinating to read. The rain outside mixes with the hard story from the book. And it makes it a Stockholm morning with a very special character.
Finally at noon the rain stops and we go out to buy food. We walk through the wet streets, and observe the people.Sisi is all excited over a kilo of salmon for very little money.Back home we fry it, and eat until we can hold no more, then pack our gear and leave for the boat to Finland. The subway brings ...
... for months if not years. Whilst they may have had the benefits of donkey engines to help with hauling of sails etc, these sails were huge, they had to be to drive the ship at 15 knots plus and as a consequence, heavy manual labour was still the order of the day. Driving a windjammer through heavy seas in the south atlantic at top speed took courage and skill and I’m full of admiration for all of the crew, right up to the ...
... the beginning of the last century, in the form of the windjammer 'Pommern’, built in the Clyde in 1903. The last time we were close to one of these wonderful ships was in Travemunde during the extremely successful CA rally in 2012, when we were lucky enough to have dinner on board the ‘Passat’ another example, like the Pommern, of the famous Flying-P Liners, owned by the German shipping company F. Laeisz. Windjammers first appeared towards the end of the ...
... fest was really quite reasonable, at 33 Euros a head - we managed to snag such a spectacular Scandinavian deal since we were taking an overnight ferry to Helsinki. Theses cruises aren't much more than glorified booze cruises where passengers stuff themselves on food and cheap alcohol, while doing as much duty-free shopping as possible. While these night ferries between Stockholm and Helsinki are cheap and easy ...
We had rough seas overnight. But today was a beautiful day and not windy. We decided not to do a tour of Mariehamn, Åland Islands since we docked 1/2 mile from the town center and Steve wanted to stay off of his knee. Around 10:00 AM he decided to got with me and we walked into Mariehamn. The city is very beautiful and the Main Street was a wide boulevard lined by aspens. The town center is quite compact, ...