A boat ride through the archipelago

We took a boat trip on Friday afternoon, en route to dinner at a colleague’s house.  Even though he and his family live on the main land, as a commuter, he could choose to follow a watery path.  The 1.5-hour boat trip would make for pleasant work time, depending on the weather.

The air here lacks marine aerosols, the tiny particles kicked up by waves and wind on normal seawater coastlines, so there’s no nucleation points to create fog or even smog to disturb the clarity of the view.  It’s like being on a freshwater lake in the middle of the continent!

For all you SWANKs reading this (and you know who you are), the landscape here looks a lot like Algonquin National Park in Canada, or the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in the US.  The rolling skyline of evergreens, topped by big blue skies and puffy clouds, remind me of paddling around on those lakes.  With the exception of the gorgeous dockside houses — whether vacation homes or year-round, the houses here are big and beautiful.

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2 Responses to A boat ride through the archipelago

  1. Jeff says:

    Nice to see your new blog. We loved Stockholm when we traveled there last year.

    If you get a chance, take the ferry to the Royal Palace at Drottningholm.

    Here’s a link: http://www.royalcourt.se/royalcourt/theroyalpalaces/drottningholmpalace.4.396160511584257f218000368.html

    Kristen has a colleague who has also moved there with her husband to attend grad school (which apparently was free, even for foreigners). Here is her blog, which I thought you might find interesting as a fellow expat. http://livetlagom.blogspot.com/

    Best wishes!


    • zurichsee says:

      Thanks, Jeff! Glad to hear from you — and I will make sure we take this tour this weekend! And to get in touch with your friends. Maybe we’ll even see you here soon for another visit?

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