Theme ~ Swedish Rhapsody
My dad is in the bow, my grandfather and great-uncle at the oars with their families.
Sweden gave me a love for water and boats of all kinds, so it's only natural that B has to stand for boats, ships, ferries, tugboats, sailboats and so on.
It's around 10 p.m. here on a June night and people are still
A lone sailboat in the middle of the city.
A regatta underway in the waters of central Stockholm. The German Church in Old Town is in the background.
A cruise ship arrives in Stockholm. This is a so-called party boat that goes from Stockholm through the archipelago to Finland. A beautiful voyage, often dimmed by the enormous amounts of alcohol supposedly consumed by many on these tours.
The currents here in the waters of central Stockholm have tremendous force. The pull of the water is extremely powerful; I doubt you would survive long should you fall in. I remember standing on the bridge in the background and feeling the power, strength, and force of the water. The type of boat with the large net you see to the right was used to fish these waters. Not sure if they still do, but they were something to behold.
This little ferry goes from Old Town to the island of Djurgarden, where the zoo, several museums, gardens, an amusement park and more can be found.
Built in 1910, the steam boat Norrskaer still brings people from Stockholm to the coastal town of Vaxholm.
Another picture from a summer's night in Stockholm. The bridge above is always full of cars, but below there's a marina. Sailing came later for me, not until my husband and I got a sail boat and sailed up and down the California coast and to Catalina island. I often wondered about the skill it would take to sail in the Stockholm archipelago with all the underwater hazards. In this picture, the tall tower to the left belongs to Stockholm's City Hall and the three to the right are church spires in Old Town.