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... 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 ...
Packed up and cleaned our cabin this morning ready to return home. We travelled back over the bridge to the town on the mainland called Kalmar. We visited Kalmar Castle which has been extensively restored. The first defence tower was built in 1180. The city grew up around the castle. The castle was strategically important in many ways with respect to relations between Denmark, Norway & Sweden. It had been extended twice before being abandoned and falling ...
... further along. A very pretty place to wander around. From here we headed into the township of Brogholm. Enjoyed lunch at a hotel - Pia and I had fish soup and Peter & Ulf had potato pancakes and three large slices of bacon. Water, salad & tea & coffee are included in the price of 'specials' for lunch here in Sweden. We walked up and down the shopping street, then down to the port area and along to a small jetty where we dangled our feet in the water - Ulf read the ...
... to the north and south. Called Ottenby Nature reserve it had a very interesting interpretive centre and it was good to stroll around the foreshore watching the many birds flit about. Without binoculars they were pretty hard to identify other than swans and swallows. The centre had a film showing the weather in the area over the winter - boy did it look cold, snow, sleet, wind and rain - little birds standing on the ...
... ships wrecking themselves on the shoals but it was later taken over by the Swedish state, and it became the most expensive building project ever undertaken in Sweden to that date. In 1969, the lighthouse was superseded by the modern light (see photo on 28th May) and the building fell into disrepair. In 1995 a businessman saw its potential and bought it for £25,000 roughly and proceeded to develop it as an exclusive hotel, complete with helipad, with ...