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... which has an observation tower. My first thoughts, that all the summer cottages along the coast on small islands would be in danger in future years, turned out to be completely wrong. During the Ice Ages, the land was pushed down under the weight of 3km deep glaciers. 10,000 years ago when the ice started to melt, the land started to rise back up & it's still doing it - at about 8mm ...
... it. The museum also had displays about the story of Vassa, & lots of stuffed animals & birds. So, we got to name some of the birds we have been seeing here. The Terranova display was well worth the visit. It had 2 short movies explaining about the last ice age & how the 3km thick glaciers in this region depressed the land surface under its weight, because the earths core is molten & got dented in like pushing on your cheek with ...
... s anchor might.
Back on board I re-checked the chart and confirmed that we were where we thought we were and fervently hoped that the forecast remained good. In this we were helped by a chatty amateur netsman and his wife, he owned a holiday cottage nearby and had just laid a net in the hope of catching some whitefish. He confirmed the forecast and reckoned that we would be fine and also confirmed that this was a ‘rescue’ spot (his words). By ...
... of fuel, and we wanted to top up the tank. One peculiar feature of this particular fuel station is that it purported to only have 1.5m of water and as we draw 1.5m, I fervently hoped that the rocky bottom (bound to be) had a cushioning covering of mud. To add to the challenge, one thoughtless soul had decided to leave his 40’ power boat in such a position that accessing the pump was difficult, there was just enough room to squeeze in but as ...
... a sauna and an earth closet were also provided. I understood that his task was to maintain everything and he was allowed to keep any profits from renting the buildings and from a tiny shop and café that he ran. His wife and children didn’t really like the island life so they stayed at home!
After a beer, he left us to it and whilst our potatoes were cooking, we went into the watchtower and enjoyed the view out over the archipelago, very very pretty and lovely and ...
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