Strand Hotell Borgholm
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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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!
... our money’s worth!
The Kronan or Crown, suffered a terrible fate on June 1st 1676 when she tacked too quickly whilst participating in the Battle of Íland against a combined Dutch / Danish fleet, tacking too quickly in that she was carrying too much sail and capsized. This was bad enough but what really ruined everyone’s day was that her gunpowder store then exploded, blowing her bows off and breaking her in two, so that she quickly sank. Over ...
It was time for Helen & Dave to undertake their return journey, catching the 08:35 bus from Kalmar bus station(less than 5 minutes' walk from the boat) back to Stockholm and thence via Ryanair to Stanstead. After breakfast we walked with them to the bus stop and awaited its arrival. It had been a good week, we all (I think) enjoyed it and they are certainly welcome back again sometime in the future, should they wish to, that is!
Once they’d ...
... Kalmar museum. The glassblower’s premises are situated within the castle walls and consist of a covered archway, giving a very atmospheric venue for him to show off his artwork. It certainly worked for us as we were smitten, so much so that one of his pieces will, in due course, be adorning a certain house in Alderley Edge. He very carefully boxed our purchase and as it requires a light on the base to illuminate it, he even went as far as to ...
... as it may, our experience this year has been one of 'huh?' when trying to make a decision as to when to sail and which direction. Today was one of those days.
Our intention was to make some headway towards Kalmar, over 40 miles further south. If the winds proved favourable (recall what I said about variation in forecasts) then we would make Kalmar, else we would stop en route. We anticipated winds of no more than 9 metres/second (that was the ...