Travel Blogs from Borgholm
... tiny houses and narrow cobbled streets. This was the only part of the town left standing when it was taken over by the Norwegians. We had our special Swedish all inclusive lunch at a Greek restaurant.
We called in to see the cathedral which has just finished extensive renovations and it was beautifully done. A huge church inside all painted in fresh white, and a lovely combination of old features from the original town cathedral and some modern ...
... 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 ...
... are housed for the winter, the houses - quite lavish though very small and the even smaller poorer house. One of the many windmills which are everywhere on the island was there too for a closer look. A good insight to early farm life in this part of Sweden.
Back in the car for the next stop at an ancient fort. Called Ektorps borg it is from the era of the Germanic invasion and the Middle Ages. It is cirular ...
... wheels that were visible on the upper floors. Sadly the highest floors were cordoned off so my ambition to get a nice view of the island was thwarted.
After an ice cream from the harbour café we settled back in the boat and just absorbed the lovely atmosphere and warm air, watching young adolescents jump into the water from the breakwater opposite. The harbour itself was alive with small fish and every now and then, ...
... that was sticking out somewhat and our guardrail caught it momentarily, which resulted in a tiny hole in his rather old and faded Swedish ensign, which he promptly pointed out to us. Now wanting to retain harmony with our neighbours I obviously apologised and said that I would replace it, suggesting he buy a replacement in the chandlers nearby. Later in the day he presented me with the receipt for his nice, new ensign and whilst I would have said something like ' don't worry, it was ...
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- Pets allowed