Scandic Kalmar West
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... stood our friends Olof & Charly, former foreign exchange Stanford students of Sally's parents, Pat & Bob Jenkins. Kalmar is a small Swedish town on the Baltic Sea favored by the natives for a get away who walk, if not, bike everywhere. There is a sea of bikes parked everywhere you go. The locals put a shower cap looking thing on the bike seats in case of rain. The streets are cobbled with small to massive stones with a stone wall formerly around the town ...
... and with a very strong tail wind. We ate in town harbour in the warm sun; fish of course, although John was denied a Wallenberg (fish cake) as the last one had just sold to the people just before him! After lunch we drove on through the amazing Swedish countryside, wheat and barley fields swirling to the horizon, huge farmsteads and barns, even a windmill. Unfortunately the canola wasn’t quite ripe, but you can’t have everything. But we did see a field ...
... 8221; – an ovoid of short standing stones with taller stones at both ends symbolizing bow and stern. This would have been laid down around the year 1000 – after Christianity made the flaming send-offs no longer acceptable. The burial ground extended
more than a quarter mile along the road and, combined with the cool wind/cloudy day, very atmospheric.
We continued along the road, noticing the frequent signs saying “LOPPIS” ...
... Early evening walk to Kalmar Castle
One of the most significant political events in Scandinavia took place at Kalmar Castle in 1397, when the Kalmar Union was formed - a union of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, organized by Queen Margaret I of Denmark. During the Swedish rebellion against Denmark in 1520, the fortress was commanded by Anna Eriksdotter (Bielke), who at the death of her spouse, Johan Månsson Dag och Natt, in ...
... morning. Directly across the harbour from us were the guest slots, all occupied and it was there that we were hoping to move to tomorrow.
Leaving Julie on board I went to the large chandlers nearby, to try to find a rubber cup thingy that I need if my outboard is to work – I will explain later if and when I find it, I certainly drew a blank here but there is a Suzuki dealer (my outboard make) in Loftarhammar, north of us, so ...