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... And first stop was Halden. Crowning the town here is the Fredriksten Festning, an imposing fortress that looks over the town. Seems unreal that so many towns and cities had so much spent on structures to hopefully save themselves from attack. They must have been very uncertain times.
Our last ...
About 3 hours on the road today leaving Norway and into Sweden. Lots of very pretty lakes and farming on the rolling hills. Mainly dairy type farming and corn in this area. Karlstad is a pretty town but there are not a lot of historical things to visit. The church dates back to 1737. There are lots of pretty waterways and canals. Just before entering Karlstad we came upon an Ikea store. At least the food was reasonable priced there unlike most of the food in ...
... country for so long). After nearly a year of waiting, we were able to take a boat ride out to Vaxholm, the capital of the archipelago.
The ride through the islands was a chilly affair, as the boat fought against the wind for the entire voyage. The skies, as they had most of the week, continued to look overcast and potentially threatening. Mercifully, by the time we arrived in Vaxholm, the sun ...
Today we leave Stockholm and head towards Oslo. We are picking up our rental car which of course means driving on the other side of the road.
We have a VW Golf and it took us more than a few minutes to get it out of its parking spot in the basement of a shopping centre car park. Once we were out on the roads we made our way onto the freeway and we were on our way.
Apparently I ...
... oldest portrait collections in the world.
The hotel we are staying in is an old gaol that has been converted for us the new inhabitants to stay in.
The town has a river with people swimming in it and people boating and just laying around in the water on rubber tubes.
The bridge has pretty flowers all over it a lovely park alongside the river.