Strand Hotell Borgholm
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- Swimming pool
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... alliance to protect them against Germany on their southern border. The Union was dissolved in 1523 by King Vasa, who also transformed the castle from a fortress into a palace. Like so many castles we have visited, most of this castle has been beautifully restored and furnished with period furniture, paintings and tapestries.
After visiting the castle we walked for a few hours along the waterfront and came across a great beach area with a ...
... lost their lives and Sweden was now minus her largest warship and incidentally, the Admiral of the Realm and commander of the Swedish navy, Lorenz Creutz. Actually, things would get even worse as her second largest warship, the Svärdet under the command of the suddenly elevated replacement overall commander Admiral Claes Uggla, suffered a similar fate, as did he, poor chap and another 650 men died that day. All in all, such a bad result that sometime later, a special commission ...
... than a return visit to the glassblower, who was there now and busy making some simple pieces, we may come back again when he is doing something more complex. That and a visit on board our neighbour’ s boat – they came in late yesterday having motored for 15 hours from Västervik. It was 'Freya of Mersey’, belonging to Tony and Louise Halliwell. They keep Freya in Fehmarn too and we last spent time with them during the 2012 Rally in ...
... have guests to accommodate…) During this period we had a rainstorm that was almost tropical in its intensity but fortunately we were able to remain more or less dry and soon dried off anyway when the sun reappeared.
We were planning on going out for a meal that evening but as we still had a large piece of my barbecued tenderloin of pork left, we decided to finish that off and try our best to deplete the wine and gin stocks – and so 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 ...