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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 ...
... heated up when we got there by Errik. He had a bucket of water there and a ladle. The stove was wood fired with some exposed brick-like stones to retain the heat. Doug splashed a bit of water on the rocks and wow then you really felt the heat. We had a great conversation (what is said in a sauna stays in the sauna). We were really heated up and sweating. Doug said they used to hold a contest somewhere in Finland where they ...
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