Strand Hotell Borgholm
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
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... and was served from 6.30pm. At 6.30 just as John had sat down in our room with a drink we heard a bell ring and Vicki said we'd better go or we might miss dinner. The ring was the railway crossing just down the road! But the dining room was crowded. Dinner was buffet, chicken soup or chicken and pasta salad, hey it was included! After dinner we strolled across the railway line and into town, very nice, cobbles, shops and lots of places to eat, but we were happy with ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...