Gustaf Slept Here

by wjw on August 4, 2017

IMG_1542We are in lovely Stockholm.  This involved 13 miserable hours on a ferry from Turku, though the misery was mitigated by glorious views of first the Finnish, and then the Swedish, archipelago.  By the end I didn’t care about the archipelago, I just wanted to get off the damn boat.

Stockholm’s series of islands is a beautiful setting for a city, though there are some disturbing elements, for instance a fountain that seems to be dedicated to the Creature from the Black Lagoon.




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Urban August 4, 2017 at 11:03 pm

The ferries are mostly for peole who like to travel by them. And those who need to bring cars and trucks, of course. Started out as a cheap and practical way to get across but evolved into “cruise experience”.

wjw August 5, 2017 at 3:46 am

I understand that the ferries take far longer to get to their destination than strictly necessary, in hopes of selling more alcohol and making more money in the casinos.

I have to admit they provided every reason to get drunk and stay that way.

IronOre August 22, 2017 at 4:28 pm

I took the ferry from Turko to Stockholm and back myself. We did it at night, so it might have been a different experience. Basically ate dinner and then went to bed. I did go in the duty-free once, which was a bad idea.

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