Monthly Archives: August 2013

Images of Visby

According to the World Heritage Committee, Visby was worthy of the UNESCO World Heritage designation due to the following: Visby is an outstanding example of a north European medieval walled trading town which preserves with remarkable completeness a townscape and … Continue reading

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Around Gotland

The original plan was to rent two small motorcycles and tour the island of Gotland.  Things don’t always go as planned.  We ended up two on one large bike, and we saw about half the island. We headed north out … Continue reading

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Gotland, First Impressions

In keeping with our Islands of Sweden theme, my brother and I left Stockholm for Gotland.  It was a short bus ride to the ferry dock in Nynashamn, and just under three hours by ferry to Gotland.  As with everywhere else, dogs … Continue reading

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One Night in Stockholm

Only two hours by ferry, Stockholm city seems world’s away from the outer archipelago.  We almost had culture shock coming in from the quiet of the islands.  Between our arrival by ferry into Stockholm at 5 Pm and collapsing that … Continue reading

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Images of Sandhamn

We took several hours and walked all around the island of Sandhamn using the small gravel streets, a path through the woods and the shoreline.  These photos are from the walk.

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If I thought Vaxholm was all about boats, I hadn’t seen anything yet.  The two words I would use to describe Sandhamn are “serious boating.”  The Vaxholm area struck me as a more family fun boating area compared to the … Continue reading

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Messing Around With Boats

  Nice? It’s the ONLY thing,’ said the Water Rat solemnly, as he leant forward for his stroke.  `Believe me, my young friend, there is NOTHING–absolute nothing–half  so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. Simply messing,’  he … Continue reading

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Gamla Stan, and Stockholm to Vaxholm by ferry

We had time for an early morning walk through Gamla Stan before boarding the ferry to Vaxholm at noon.  The tour groups were already on the streets by 8 am. We did some window shopping, which is all you can … Continue reading

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A Very Warm “Welcome to Sweden!”

You couldn’t have asked for a nicer way to be welcomed to Sweden than what I was treated to today.  After arriving in Stockholm at 7 am, friends Jan and Dawne picked me and my brother up from our Gamla Stan … Continue reading

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Lighter-Than-Air:  A Bird’s eye view of the Willamette Valley Wine Country The air is cool and still in the predawn hours at the Newberg Sportsman Airpark.  41 guests are gathered here to participate in a unique kind of flight experience.  … Continue reading

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