Apr 072015
 
Skara and the Cranes of Hornborgasjön

[This post is a spur from Getting to Gothenburg] We weren’t in a big hurry to rush out from Gothenburg, as the weather was still wet and cold, but we were excited to get to Skara. The route there was uneventful, the terrain was rather rocky near Gothenburg, but flattened out a bit the closer

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The Götheborg

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Apr 062015
 
The Götheborg

In 1745, the 18th century Svenska Ostindiska Companiet (Swedish East India Company) shipping vessel “Gothenburg,” was returning from her third voyage, a two-year journey to China, and wrecked on a reef near the mouth of the city of Gothenburg’s harbor, and over the next two years, one-third of the cargo was salvaged. It wasn’t until

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Apr 052015
 
Getting to Gothenburg

We departed Oslo, Norway by train. The snow was only beginning to melt and the temperatures were still pretty cold. It would have been nice to stay longer. Spring was at hand and would be fully involved within the next week or two, but it was time to head south to meet our friends, Niels

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Mar 292015
 
Oslo (or Should it be O-sno?)

Although we enjoyed being back in Florida amongst family and friends, and warm weather, the desire to return to our adventure called very strongly. Our return this time was through Scandinavia. The flight from Orlando left about midnight, so we were more or less ready to get some sleep while in the air. We had

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