Early September we left USA for a short trip to Stockholm, one has a different view of the place one was born and raised in, when not living there any longer. I must say Stockholm is a beautiful city. Below follow a few photos taken in Stockholm all of them in walking distance from downtown. I can recommend a visit if you have not been there.
The City Hall of Stockholm where the Nobel price dinner is served
Plenty of water around the city center
Old fasonen biking event
Below follow a few Photos of Djurgården a large green area with many museums, restaurants and nice areas to walk
Photos from the Island Långholmen, where there use to be a prison, now you can stay there it has become a conference center with hotel. But I prefer the shore side
Plenty of low-cost mooring places for small old boats
A quiet place just a few minutes walks from the busy city life
The main objective with our trip was not Stockholm but Samos in Greece, where our daughter Emelie was going to be married to her boyfriend Axel who’s fathers is a Greek, and yes she got a “Big Fat Greek Wedding”
Non-Greek trying the Zorba dans, not very gallant but we enjoyed it after plenty of Retsina and a few ouzo.
Our two daughters
The wedding was very Greek including the dinner with a lot of dancing to traditional music, both old and young took part in the dancing. However the party after the dinner was more Swedish with a lot of shots and more than one person had a very soar head the day after, as it should be
Now we are home in Lagos for a short visit
Nice weather and beautiful views
The marks you see in the rock is dinosaur footsteps. in Salinas
We have been using the time to get in better shape going to the gym almost every day, definitely needed, I hope we have better discipline doing our workout now when going back to Kerpa
Of course, we have enjoyed the nice warm water
Very warm water.
Finally, we meet some OCC persons in the Lagos Marina with whom we had dinner. When “sailing” one meet so many interesting persons with all kinds of experience and adventures behind them self, but I assume Paul and Rachel Chandlers beet most stories one will ever hear
They were kidnaped by Somali pirates and was held hostages for 13 month, most stories one hear one gets a little bit envy and thinking, can I beat that with future experiences? Well I don’t think any persons would like to experience such an ordeal. The good thing they continued to cruise after being released. Amazing people
They wrote a book about it that I will read with great interest.
Well, the day after tomorrow we will fly back to USA and Kerpa. 3 November we plan to sail with the Saltydawg rally down to Antigua.