Karaktarshotellet Bjorkbacken

Address: Traktorgatan 3, Vimmerby, Småland, Småland and Blekinge, 598 23, Sweden | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Traktorgatan 3, Vimmerby, is near Kalmar Castle (Kalmar Slott).
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    Travel Blogs from Vimmerby

    A nice contrast

    A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on Aug 14, 2014

    11 photos

    ... as diesel is so expensive and of course, it is pleasanter to cover the miles under sail, the reason is that in theory, after 200 hours of engine use I am supposed to change the fuel filters, the oil and the oil filter. Now I am perfectly capable of doing this and will do so at the end of the season, this is part and parcel of the readying the boat for winter process. However, it sticks in the craw a little to have to do so during the cruise, it is a ...

    Some things don't change

    A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on Aug 13, 2014

    4 photos

    ... harbour and chalet reception’. We were curious to ascertain what changes had been made and what was in place, two years after the fire and just how thriving the community really was.

    Well the truth is, nothing much has changed. It still has a post-industrial feel about the place, there are tatty bits of concrete foundations here and there, two long jetties that have seen better days and here and there, some evidence at attempts at prettying the place up but ...

    Waiting for better weather

    A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on May 28, 2014

    This was one of those days that writing a blog entry that is at all interesting is somewhat of a challenge, one that I fear I will fail! It was a grey, cold windy day and we decided that there was little point in battling northwards in near gale conditions with the wind coming straight into our faces. Consequently, apart from a visit to the System Bogalet to replenish beer stocks ...

    Windy Weather

    A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on May 27, 2014

    ... is how we keep fit on the boat! We are told that a new shopping complex in the middle of the town is nearing completion so that next time we’re here, the walk won’t be so far, around 15 minutes each way.

    Once shopping was done, we went back to the boat and I started on the blog. We weren’t sure as to what to do tomorrow, as the weather still looked to be windy from the north east. If that is the case, ...

    Good Day, bad end

    A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on May 26, 2014

    7 photos

    ... winds the task is even more difficult and consequently down it came and instead, we set up the standard downwind sailing configuration of the main out to one side and the genoa to the other. This was fine for 10 minutes or so and then the wind died, so our speed went down to a couple of knots, not enough to make Västervik, so reluctantly we furled them all and started the engine.

    In this manner we progressed for the next 4 hours or so, entering ...