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Paul Pless
04-06-2013, 05:40 AM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/65e215b041d98a2b7880dffbd149736e/tumblr_mhc3teDNZJ1qho6e9o1_1280.jpg

Joe (SoCal)
04-06-2013, 08:19 AM
Diacritic ? Paul you actually used a diacritic A :)

Paul Pless
04-06-2013, 08:21 AM
Whenever the opportunity presents itself Joe.:D

Joe (SoCal)
04-06-2013, 08:25 AM
über kööl :)

Paul Pless
04-06-2013, 08:27 AM
Lovely river boating. Andreas Jordahl Rhude doesn't come down to the bilge as far as I know, but I'll bet he knows a lot about these boats and the location.

Forum member BarnacleGrim hails from the Stockholm Archipelago. He rarely comes to the bilge, but I bet he knows about these boats. I believe he actually is a professional mariner in the region. I'd love to go boating there someday. The only European boating that I have done is a bit of coastal cruising in and around Greece and an afternoon and evening in a small launch on the Danube in Budapest.

C. Ross
04-06-2013, 08:36 AM
Road trip Paul? My only European boating was the bateau bus in Paris and the fast launch from London to Greenwich. Barging is on my list, as are river journeys. You in?

Vince Brennan
04-06-2013, 10:19 AM
Whenever the opportunity presents itself Joe.:DTötäll˙ Fürr˙

Oyvind Snibsoer
04-07-2013, 06:42 AM
Långholmen is a good place to stay if you're visiting Stockholm. There is an old prison on the island, that has been converted to a hostel. We stayed there a few days last summer and can highly recommend it, the rates are reasonable and the conversion to a hostel/hotel is very nicely done. The old prison is surrounded by a large park and there is even a nice little beach right outside the hotel entrance. http://www.langholmen.com/en/hostel/abouthostel.aspx

purri
04-07-2013, 10:41 PM
Thanks for the heads up mate. I'm booking for mid AUG (2 nights)

Kaa
04-07-2013, 11:13 PM
The Stockholm archipelago can be peeked at here: http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?150400-Stockholm-archipelago-pictures :-)

Kaa

Oyvind Snibsoer
04-08-2013, 03:49 AM
Our stay at Långholmen came at the end of a two week sailing vacation. Cruising the Stockholm archipelago is definitely higly recommended. Lots of rain and bad weather on the Swedish mainland last summer, but the archipelago stayed dry and sunny the whole time we were there.

If anyone are contemplating a cruising vacation in Sweden, we chartered a boat through this site: http://rtc.se/hyrbatsverige. They broker private boats. Lots of older boats from the heydays of Swedish sailboat production in the '70s and '80s, but they are well maintained and the rates for these older boats are quite acceptable.

PS: Fresh water is hard to come by in the archipelago. Most of the islands have a shortage of fresh water and there is usually none to be had for visiting boats. The only island we found that had fresh water on the dock was Sandhamn - which is otherwise an extremely crowded, snobbish place overflowing with rich Stockholm brats blaring extremely annoying music from daddy's yacht. It's a good place to fill up with fuel and water, but you'd be well advised to cross the sound to neighboring Lökholmen or Kroksö-Björkö if you appreciate a quiet night's sleep. Otherwise you will have to go to a fuel dock on the mainland to fill up with water. Fuel is available all over the archipelago.