Travel Blogs from Simrishamn
Its always better being a tourist when you've got a local showing your around. Karin not only knows the area but is fluent in both English and Swedish and even though we find a majority of the people are, like Karin, bilingual, having her with us is helpful none the less. Had she been there during our grocery shopping, mishaps such as buying yeast paste instead of butter or body wash instead ...
We had 30 miles or so to cover today, destination the small town of Simrishamn 'around the corner ‘ from the first of two southerly, east-west aligned pieces of coast of Sweden. Simrishamn leads to a wide bay that is the precursor to the main north-south aligned coast of most of Sweden's eastern shore. The wind was again forecast to be coming from the SE and whilst indeed it may have been a smidgeon south of east, perhaps, it certainly wasn’t south enough ...
We only had 22 miles to cover today so we had an easy start to the day, with boiled eggs served off our new table on deck, lovely. Once tidied away we started the engine at 09:45 and motored eastwards into the gentle easterly breeze, arriving in Ystad at 13:45 with lot s of room to moor alongside.
Here in Ystad, apart from having good facilities, they also provide free use of the washing machine. ...
... in laws” and driven( like
passengers in a formula 1 car at the hands of Per) in the direction
that the sun had appeared from, east to ystad ,
past the pallet of autumnal shades of red, orange and brown that was
the countryside and onto our first stop,.
by the wind were breaking their blue grey forms upon the outer
breakwaters, a couple of surfers were packing away their boards
whilst seagulls tried not so much to fly ...
... is a coastal city, a small coastal city. Maria takes us for a quick tour in the car before dropping us on the nearby corner. We’ve got an hour, and five streets to fill it with. Sadly, as it’s just hit six many of the shops are closing if not already closed. Alex and I make the most of it, first heading to the supermarket to get some supplies. I’m in need of a battery for my amp (thank you so much Mr. Carter, you are a god), and something feels ...