Day 6: Gotland
We woke up to a damp morning with light rain and moderate temperature. But, despite low dark clouds looming over the island, we made our way on a slow loop round its central and southern part.

Our drive brought us to När Lighthouse - probably the most photographed one on the island, where we grabbed some nice photo shots. Lighthouses remain my favourite costal landmarks and I must say that the grey sky made the red-white lighthouse even more mysterious and photogenic. The next port of call on our short journey was Grogarn Mountain that rises to impressive high of 30 meters above the sea level offering fantastic views.

With the sun still lost in the clouds but with no more rain, we returned to Visby in the early afternoon and kept strolling through a labyrinth of its cobbled streets and squares full of gorgeous buildings and ruins from the Middle Ages.

A majestic ruin of St. Katrina’s church right next to ‘Stora Torget’ - the town square; the Visby Cathedral inaugurated in XIII century and dedicated to St. Mary; St. Nicolai church ruin frequently used as a concert and meeting hall; the Botanical Garden full of beautiful flowers, bushes and trees; the Almedalen park; the City Wall or a picturesque patchwork of red roofs seen from the top of the steep hill behind the town square - are just a few samples of remarkable treasures of Visby.

Adding to that, the sky cleared in the evening, and we were rewarded with a spectacular sunset.

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Here it is: the Baltic Sea. The place that had been in my memories since my early days. I’m closing my eyes and taking myself back to those days when as a young boy I used to spend the whole summers playing on its white beaches. It’s a small handful of experiences that made me feel happy.

Now, I’m coming back there after many years. I don’t know whether the area presents any interest at all for you, but if it does, let me take you with me and my family on our 6000 km long journey alongside its coastline.

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