Scandic Kalmar West
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... an ocean pool, a fairly impressive diving board and several sauna huts. No one was about though, summer is over and there is not a soul around. We started this gap year journey because we had enjoyed annual ski holidays in the northern hemisphere for so many years, and often wondered what the places we visited would be like in summer, and here we are in Scandinavia in September and summer is already over, imagine only having 2 months of summer a year!
... to see whether any one person could carry most of the blame but no such victim was found. Historians now believe that it was a general lack of professionalism that was at the core of the problem.
The Kronan was rediscovered in 1980 by the talented wreck-finder Anders Franzén of Vasa fame (the flagship that sank off Stockholm on her maiden voyage and was salvaged, in its entirety, thanks to Franzén’s efforts) and she has been systematically excavated by teams ...
... we returned to the glassblower as today he would be actually working with glass and we wanted to watch him but we must have been too early as everything was closed. We therefore returned to the boat and set about cleaning and restoring it to a two-person occupancy ie spread ourselves into the aft cabins. We also took the opportunity to wash guest sleeping bags and towels so that they could be stored ready for next year.
That really is about it for the ...
... years has the level been other than on 'max’. This time it was on ‘min’, so something is amiss. I will check the levels daily from now on and hope that a) the gearbox is OK and b) that we actually get the opportunity to sail the remainder of the way home.
They’d enjoyed their castle visit and after lunch, we set off as a foursome to call in at the glassblower’s workshop and shop near the water tower in town and then ...
... not buy a carved gargoyle (one can only imagine the costs of shipping that).
We arrived at the Ottenby Naturum at the south end of Oland – billed as a birders’ mecca. The promise held true, with Dart getting seven new life list birds! There was also a lighthouse there where the Kalmarsund (Kalmar Sound) and the Baltic Sea meet. SO, we also bagged a new sea!
We stopped to walk and see another few standing stones, then we head back ...