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 11: Åland Islands
Friday, 01 September 2017
It was going to be one of those days, when the warmth of the sun is like a balsam, and where a light jacket is sufficient. We headed to the northernmost tip of Åland, and once we were taking a hike on the Troll Path trail, the finest view on the entire journey was suddenly revealed. The full majestic spread of the Baltic Sea was laid out down the hill - a breath-taking display of natural beauty, the sort of scenery that lifts the spirit. There was not a soul to be seen, and the only thing I could feel while looking over the lush forest, blue sea and dramatic coastline was a sense of awe and wonder.
Day 10: Åland Islands
Thursday, 31 August 2017
It was a few minutes after seven in the morning, grey clouds were filling the sky and the rain was coming straight and heavy, when Cinderella docked at the town of Mariehamn.
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.