Original Sokos Hotel Kaarle
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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... with more museums than one could possibly visit in a week. We were particularly interested in areas where the old Berlin wall had been.
Stockholm: Nothing prepared us for the beauty of the fjords as we flew in over Stockholm at sunset. We loved our taste of beautiful Sweden. We overnighted on a floating hotel/boat, strolled the 'old town' and then departed on an overnight ferry thru the fjords towards Estonia. ...
We had almost 50 miles to do today, destination Mässkär, which was quite close to Jakobstad or Pietersaari, where we'd spent a few days up until 26th June. Mässkär boasts a symbol in the harbour guide, denoting the fact that it is a 'favourite harbour’, so it should be nice. Given the distance to cover and the lack of toilets and showers on Maakalla, we were off early and did our ablutions en route, perfectly feasible in the calm conditions we were ...
... that he had been that way in the past and as the water levels were only -20cm, we should be OK. Speaking of water levels, I can’t recall whether I’ve ever discussed, at least recently, the phenomenon of water movements and rises and falls in the Baltic. Essentially, there is no tide to speak of, so the only reason for water levels to change are due to atmospheric pressure and wind. In most waters that we have sailed in, the depths on charts ...
... to have a look at, we got onto our tatty, loaned bicycles after lunch and peddled off into the teeth of the frigid wind. First stop Baltic Yachts. Here we drew a blank – we met a trio of nerdy looking characters on their way from one building into another and they informed us that casual drop-in visitors were not allowed, end of.
Next stop Nautor’s Swan, a few hundred yards further away. On the way, there ...
... and put this theory to the test when we finally get the opportunity to depart – Thursday is the earliest likely day, given the forecast and today, with 24 – 26 knot gusts, it certainly wasn’t.
Now one thing about cruising, you have to learn to adapt and be patient. I know that I don’t have the strongest of reputations in the patience field but I sincerely believe that sailing has been good ...