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  22. Thursday 28
  23. Friday 29

Thursday 7

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14:00 Auto abholen – U Ruhleben

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Friday 8



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Off to Rostock 232 km – 3 Std.

Onto the boat by 13:15 at the latest
Rostock – Trelleborg 13:45 Nils Holgersson
Arrives: 19:15

1 hour drive to Ystad

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Waiting to board.

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Saturday 9

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Wanås Konst sculpture park

Wanås, 289 90 Knislinge, Sweden
Super Seite – http://www.wanas.se

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Alholmens Camping & Restaurang http://www.altholmens.se
Camping Card 150 SEK
Übernachtung 200 SEK

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G. zaubert etwas in der Miniküche!

Sunday 10

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Today we had a look at Karlskrona. Sweden is closed on Sundays. I ate my first Köttbullar from the very meaty, low-veg. buffet in the Marinemuseum. Gerhild could only find some floury veggie burgers. All of the fish were out at sea, hiding.

Dentist
Just in case your Swedish doesn’t include the word for dentist…

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Karlskrona

Klintemala
Klintemåla – just outside the village.

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Monday 11

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Klintemala
Whether it was the cuckoo or Gerhild, we woke up at 4:30 this morning.

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Easy-care log dog on the way to Skurgata.

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Skurgata gorge – web site

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Gerhild leaping logs

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Right next to the beach at Gränna – Grännastrandens Camping 240 SEK

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Delicious spaghetti dish with pesto and paprika.

Tuesday 12

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Rune_stone
Sweden’s first poem in rune script.

Restaurant
2x Dagens Lunch – fruit flavoured drink, fried fish, mashed potato, salad buffet, coffee, biscuit for just 178 SEK, delicious! Restaurant Vätternskutan in Vadstena.

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Trosa’s old town hall

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Half of Sweden is painted this colour.

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Swedish phone box full of free Swedish books (and Gerhild) right outside the library.

Wednesday 13

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Breakfast

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Somewhere to put your tea

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Free parking in Trosa Harbour.

Wikipedia says – Today Trosa is one of the top four wealthiest communities in Sweden (32% of the population earns more than 1,5 million SEK a year.) Many famous people have summerhouses in or close to Trosa, for example the well-known chef, hunter and actor Per Morberg as well as Tommy Körberg, the Swedish Royal Family, Mikael Persbrandt, ABBAs Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus.


After checking in to Bredäng Camping – First stop in Stockholm – the fantastic Fotografiska Museum

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Vee Speers

GB. England. Weymouth. 2000.
GB. England. Weymouth. 2000. Martin Parr on the subject of Englishness – or what is it? This is what we came up with at 5:30 this morning.

Saying sorry when someone steps on your foot. Nostalgia for the days of empire. Having no interest in languages other than English. Sherlock Holmes, Miss Marple, William Brown, Doctor Who, Mr. Bean, Basil Fawlty, Monty Python. Class consciousness. Land of hope and glory. Eccentricity. Self effacing. A certain tolerance. Mustn’t grumble. Put on a good act. Beating around the bush. Miles. Pounds, shilling and pence. Driving on the left. Glorious isolation. Fish & chips, steak and kidney pie, bangers and mash, chicken tikka masala, brown ale. The Daily Mirror, The Beano, The King James Bible. George Formby. Fish paste sandwiches. Tidy queues at bus stop.

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Johan Strindberg

Thursday 14

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Stockholm’s sky this morning.

First we did a boat trip around Djurgården,

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At Moderna Museet there was an exhibition of Louise Bourgeois. Wait until you see Gerhild’s new Bourgeois earrings!

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T-Station
No, not part of the art exhibition, this is Kungsträdgården suburban train station. It looks like the trolls helped to build this one.

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This troll has just finished work for the day.

Friday 15

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Today was an antiquities day, starting with some clothes. There are so many vintage/second hand shops that Gerhild was suffering from sensory overload.

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Then antique ships when we had a peek  at the amazing Vasa

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Antiquities? No way! Reunion with Rut after forty years, in the Panorama bar on top of the Kulturhuset

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The Bredäng camp site is right next to the beautiful Sätraskogens nature reserve (more photos on Flickr)

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Look what Rut found for us in the forest – Oyster Mushrooms

Saturday 16

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The camp site is pretty full at the moment, but still quiet and peaceful.

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A sunny Saturday is just right for the magnificent Millesgården (web site). What a place!

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Petrus Bakeri (Tripadvisor link) for good bread, small cakes and a cup of tea.

Sunday 17

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Rain

Sunday was a treble rain day. We couldn’t get into the Stadhuset to see the room where the Nobel prizes are awarded. Here’s a nice dry picture of the inner courtyard instead.

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“Cityhallplanet” by Linkahwai from Wikipedia.

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A dynamite Nobel prize.

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What’s that?

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Dog design!

Monday 18

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Gripsholm Castle

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Window seat in the castle

Konst på Hog (web site, Google translated Wikipedia page)
Church
How to improve your full rubbish tip

Bench
These Swedes weren’t very talkative

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Beautiful place to park (free) next to a lake.

Wine
Don’t think that our wine reserves will last …

Tuesday 19

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Picasso
A 15 m Picasso sculpture in Sweden.

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Our Läckö Slott camp site web site

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Night falls ever so quietly

Wednesday 20

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Panorama
All of the birds are awake and so are we now

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Time for breakfast

Washing_up
One man washing & drying team

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Gorgeous walk along the coastline

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Enjoyable personal guided tour of the castle

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Delicious evening meal – see TripAdvisor review

Thursday 21

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Kim and his Swedish stick

Milk
Traditional Swedish milk

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Red blueberries, or so says Gerhild

Tangevik
Tångevik harbour just for us…

Friday 22

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Plover
A group of these little ringed plovers entertained us during breakfast near the waterfront at Tångevik.

We had looked at Smögen but really did not like it so we drove to Marstrand to enjoy a traffic free little island.www.marstrandscamping.se

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Saturday 23

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Sunbathing

Swedish sunshine

Bridges

Marstrand’s archipelago has 97 little islands. Walking around the main island you can see quite a few.

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There’s  one!

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They only risked one sail with the wind blowing hard.

Unexpected nice little art museum in Marstrand – Strandverket

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Swedish girls can be quite tall …

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Tony Cragg is all in a swirl.

 

Sunday 24

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Drove to Göteborg and did a bit of Sunday shopping. You can pay the smallest amount in Sweden with your credit card & PIN number. Unfortunately the charity shops were closed, so we headed south to camp for free right next to the 2 km beach at Apelviken next to Varberg.

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Nice to stretch your legs on the beach

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Monday 25

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Rain

Rain, rain go away, come again some other day …

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Delicious lunch at Grand Hotel in Mölle up there, on the top of the hill.

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The entrance to Nimis (Latin for too much) in the royal republic of Ladonia. Ladonia is one square kilometer of land on the Kullaberg Peninsula in Southern Sweden. The path to Ladonia is about 2.5km through the woods along a winding path to the sea to explore a 75 ton sculpture/labyrinth made of driftwood by Lars Vilks.

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Bridge

The Øresund bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe, joining Sweden to Denmark, right next to our camp site.

Tuesday 26

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We took a look at the Västra Hamden today, very impressive.

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Turning Torso

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Window

Cheerful, Swedish windowful.

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Walked back along the coast in the evening sun

Wednesday 27

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Malmö’s Moderna Museet

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Smygehuk – Sweden’s southernmost spot and free camping with WCs and facility to empty mobile loos.

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and you can climb the lighthouse. It’s a bit of an orange day today.

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Our last in Sweden.

 

Thursday 28


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tt_line_nils_holgerssonEinschiffung bis spätestens 09:00 Uhr
Trelleborg – Rostock 09:25 Nils Holgersson
Ankunft: 15:00 Uhr

Friday 29

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09:00 Uhr Auto zurück geben.