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... there the preceding two days, the second time this had happened to us! We wandered around, it took us back to a similar fort in north Mecklenburg we had visited two years ago. In the reconstructed Long House we had a great chat with the blacksmith, also a trained archaeologist, about Vikings, long houses and horned helmets. He was very happy that we at least were teaching kids Vikings didn't have horned helmets, and we puzzled over how the verb Viking had been ...
We're in Kalmar for a few days, en route to Trelleborg where we'll get the ferry to Rostock in Germany. Kalmar has been a delightful surprise, a lovely town with it's greatest claim to fame being Kalmar Castle, which has been around in some shape or form since 1180. In 1397 the Kalmar Union was signed inside the castle, the Union was the first formal agreement between, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. It was initiated by Queen Margaret whose intention was to ...
... to see whether any one person could carry most of the blame but no such victim was found. Historians now believe that it was a general lack of professionalism that was at the core of the problem.
The Kronan was rediscovered in 1980 by the talented wreck-finder Anders Franzén of Vasa fame (the flagship that sank off Stockholm on her maiden voyage and was salvaged, in its entirety, thanks to Franzén’s efforts) and she has been systematically excavated by teams ...
It was time for Helen & Dave to undertake their return journey, catching the 08:35 bus from Kalmar bus station(less than 5 minutes' walk from the boat) back to Stockholm and thence via Ryanair to Stanstead. After breakfast we walked with them to the bus stop and awaited its arrival. It had been a good week, we all (I think) enjoyed it and they are certainly welcome back again sometime in the future, should they wish to, that is!
Once they’d ...
A word on forecasts. For the yachties, there are a multiplicity of choices available today, largely thanks to the internet. There is everything available from raw observational data from weather stations and buoys through to predictions made by computer models and presented graphically to the same models taken and interpreted by professional meteorologists. Given all this choice there is almost bound to be some discrepancies but what we have found, in common ...