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We went to stockholm in the morning, found our hotel and left the car at the car park.
Sadly, it was raining. Not just a little bit, but big drops of water 😦
We decided anyway to go to the city, to have a look at the changing of the guard at the castle (that happens everyday at 12:15!
We arrived at the same time that the new / freshs / wet guards and followed them to the castle courtyard.
That was crowded. Even with the rain, tourists are here… then there was a long show, music from the royal band…
And after a while we decided to move away because we were wet and cold.
So we walked straight to the Vasa museum to find a dry place to stay for a little while. The museum was of course crowded. Everybody had the same idea… We spend 3 hours inside hoping the rain would stop.
Vasa is a warship that sank on her maiden trip just outside of Stockholm in 1628.
Basically the ship was not balanced enough (too narrow and not heavy enough to make it more simple – my brother might say that it is way more complicated 😉 ) and when they were outside of Stockholm (about 1,5 km away), with the wind, Vasa heeled too much and sank because water came into the gunports.
She was salvaged in 1961, they built a museum around it and try to preserve the ship.
To know more about it : it’s here.
Then the rain stop, eventually. We went through the old city and to the southern island to had an overview above the city.
We headed up to our hotel for a short night because in the early morning we went on this big big boat (that was fortunately well balanced and didn’t sink outside of Stockholm).
The trip was beautiful, the cabin was nice, but it was a little bit long… The boat had everything to spend 11 hours… night club, bars, pubs, saloon, a stage, shops for food,clothes, dutyfree shop, restaurants…
And then, outside…
So we drove from Turku to Rauma, where I got the key of my new flat and where I am ready to spend a little while, because I got a job again on the construction site of the EPR (European Pressure Reactor) in Olkiluoto. Working for an other german company this time… maybe at some point I will learn German…
Here is my new flat :
Here is my new home!
You are welcome to come and visit me when ever you want, my couch is big enough to sleep in, I have 2 beds in my bedroom, a camping mattress, and a lot of room!