Big dreams often come in small packages - a nice little full circle story
Saturday, 04 November 2017
A bubble of melancholy expands in my chest each time I look at the map thinking this back on my family’s journey alongside the Baltic Sea coastline. So, I thought I would tell a bit of our story and zip the adventure in a single essay. The purpose for our project was also to increase awareness of numerous treasures of the region. It was not always easy to keep the account of all of them, but you will find here a reference to numerous sites, landmarks and scenic overlooks.
Alice in Wonderland
Saturday, 09 September 2017
The last piece of our Taste of Baltic jigsaw has been assembled. The second half of August and early September was a great time to travel - less busy than the high season, and beautiful too. We found it pleasantly free of tourist crowds and the weather was also co-operating for most of the days.
Day 9: On the sea
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
It was going to be a significant day, as we had a twelve hours sea-journey in front of us. By the time the day was to be over, we were to be voyaging from Stockholm to Åland Islands - a remote land on the margins of the world’s consciousness.
Day 8: From Gotland to Norrköping
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Thirty minutes after seven in the morning, we were leaving Gotland. The last look at Visby from the departing ferry, and the picturesque patchwork of red roofs sunk behind the horizon. After three hours on the water the engine beat slowed, and the boat found its way to the harbour in Oskarshamn. We pulled out onto a busy road and a few moments later found ourselves in a little village of Stensjö.