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

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    ... 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

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    ... about, such as flower tubs with dying flowers in, a crazy golf course where everything was rotting and peeling. All in all, it left left one with a strange feeling of disquiet. Still, it was a beautiful afternoon and warm in the sun, especially as the wind had abated and the bay in which Blankaholm is situated is very pretty. It was also very quiet and peaceful and upon reflection, we were glad to have made the effort in coming here but it is unlikely that we will ever do so ...

    Familiar Territory

    A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on Aug 10, 2014

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    ... but we did manage to sail at least some of the way and indeed, by the time we were approaching Västervik, the wind was once again blowing quite strongly from the SW.

    We arrived in the harbour which we are now quite familiar with, having been here on several occasions now, including earlier this year in late May – I hope you recall! So there ...

    Windy Weather

    A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on May 27, 2014

    ... In this I failed too, but fortunately, Andreas the extremely helpful manager of the operation here in Västervik, has smaller, thinner fingers than me and he was able to position the rubber cup onto the pipe running up the propeller shaft whilst I gingerly brought the whole lot together. Triumphantly, I took the engine to the water and found a convenient raft upon which to fasten it and it started almost on the first pull, ...

    Good Day, bad end

    A travel blog entry by derek_roberts10 on May 26, 2014

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    ... to explore one day.

    By 12:00 the breeze had freshened to a F4 and we were bowling along, with only the 'chute up ie all other sails were furled as we were sailing pretty much fully downwind and any other sail would blanket the ‘chute at this angle of sailing. It was then that we heard the gale warning for virtually all areas in the Baltic, including ours (Central Baltic). Now the warning was for tomorrow but nevertheless the wind was forecast to rise ...