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... I head to Vasamuseet. After it's maiden voyage of 1300 m in calm weather, the royal warship Vasa capsized in Stockholm's harbor in 1628. It was supposed to be the pride of the Navy. Not until 1956 that a researcher rediscovered it and restoration efforts began. It's the largest boat ever restored & was spectacular! So happy I chose Vasa over Abba. ;) On the way to the ferry, I stop to call the girls. In our last call, I mentioned I'd call them today. I don't have ...
... the harbour at Nynashamn, we would have another night at anchor a few miles short, at an anchorage called Soviken, off the island of Torö and one where we’ve stayed previously. Once inside the islands it was only a short hop into the bay and after 2 fruitless attempts at getting the anchor to bite in 2.5 metres or less of water, we succeeded on the third attempt and once in, hurriedly got our cockpit cover up as another heavy shower was threatening. Pangey, by ...
... emergency pills
Eagle Creak bag organizer:
4 Shirts (2 T-shirts, 1 Polo, 1 button down)
3 shorts (1 sports model)
1 week worth of underwear & socks
Inflatable Flying pillow
Micro Fibre travel towel
Cap (to hide my bald scalp...)
Bag Rain cover
... it floated well it was too shallow and didn't right itself while sailing. This was the first ship to have the second row of gun ports which would be its undoing. As it left the ship yard it healed to the side and the bottom row of gun ports went into the water and within two hours it floundered and sank. The date of that catastrophe was August 19, 1628 exactly 385 years ago to the hour according to our guide.
Today we had a ...
... move. Our guide Sergio was extremely frustrated and so got off our bus and stormed down the road. Next thing we know, the bus us are moving and we have cleared the congestion. Not sure what he said but he was extremely proud of himself when we picked him up down the road a bit. Stockholm is growing rapidly and the infrastructure is not keeping ace. The roads are not made for heavy traffic. Cars are not encouraged as the roads are narrow and ...