Friday, July 15, 2016

Sandhamn Island

Photo Credit:  Sandhamn International Sailing Centre

Joe and I took a boat trip to Sandhamn Island yesterday.  Sandhamn is the easternmost island in the Stockholm Archipelago.  It is one of 30,000 islands.  

It was a wonderful day.  We walked, we ate, we drank and we sunbathed.

Sandhamn is full of red cottages covered in flowers.  Narrow pathways separate the homes. There are no cars.  Just people on foot and bicycle.  Everyone enjoying life.  

I could have stayed there a month.

Joe enjoying the view.

Even doggies like ferry rides.

Sailing in to Sandhamn harbour.

Flowers adorn every cottage.

A view to the sea.

Lovers in the wind.

Ferries are in and out of this port all day.

A great place for lunch.

Here's how this dish was described on the menu.  "Pan-fried herring, mashed potatoes, lingonberries and MELTED BUTTER".  You know you are in the right country when your meal is swimming in a pool of melted butter. 

Now THAT is what I call a shrimp sandwich!

This is a seafaring country.  Sailing lessons on the beach.

"Oh, hello, Mister Kiteboarder!"

Boats, boats.  Everywhere boats.

This island is covered with sweet little cottages and narrow lanes.

I loved the telephone sitting on top of the fence post.

Many of the cottages are painted red.  The reflection in the window looks like a painting.

Good-bye Sandhamn!

It was another great day in Sweden.

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