Travel Blogs from Borgholm
Packed up and cleaned our cabin this morning ready to return home. We travelled back over the bridge to the town on the mainland called Kalmar. We visited Kalmar Castle which has been extensively restored. The first defence tower was built in 1180. The city grew up around the castle. The castle was strategically important in many ways with respect to relations between Denmark, Norway & Sweden. It had been extended twice before being abandoned and falling ...
... The facility is also about to open a new museum to house the many artefacts found there and to tell its story. Part of the entry and as part of the estate we also visited Solliden Palace - the summer residence of Sweden's current royal family. (There has been a big event for the Royal Family this week which we watched on TV the night before last - the Baptism of the King's baby granddaughter. His younger daughter is married to an American and lives in New York, but they brought ...
... the water in ice.
Back towards the main road we stopped to walk through the kings hunting forrest - about a 3km walk under a forest of oak trees. Slow progress with Peter stopping regularly to photograph the many windflowers. By the time we got back to the car it was 6.00 so time to head home.
Sat out the front of our cabin to enjoy the last of the warm sunny day and enjoyed some chicken and salad for ...
... people, a few of them, were actually swimming! The sea temperature can only be in the low teens, hardy souls. We need about a doubling in sea temperatures before we jump in. Anyway, we reversed CW onto her berth on the pontoon and once tied up, we set off to have a look at the principal building in the vicinity of the harbour, namely the 19th century, 8 storey windmill, said to be the largest in Scandinavia. Apparently it ...
... s exam, he got involved in a brawl, cheered on by his examiner and fellow examinees, whilst the hapless innocent owner of the brand new yacht that they happened to rafted alongside was begging him and his opponent to stop, as the vicar was due there in the morning to bless his boat! Priceless .
Later in the evening, Julie and I had moussaka and a bottle of retsina, a bit of catching up of TV and bed – tomorrow God and wind willing, the island of Oland and the port of ...
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