How to be a real Stockholmer: cruise around by boat on a lazy saturday

What’s better than a nice friend with a boat?
A nice friend with a boat in a marina just a few meters from my apartment.

So when the sun came out last weekend and my German friend S. was here for her traditional „Pia in Stockholm“-visit I convinced myself not to die and bravely entered a b-o-a-t. Me, on a boat. Yes.

Usually my face explodes to green already by watching boats from the secure landside. So I did not try it for about ten years. But with all the anti-histamines I have to eat anyway I gave it a new try. And what to say? I was light-green only and able to enjoy.

Besides we are in the Mälaren only, which is a lake and not an ocean with waves. Good for me.
Good for the cleaning lady, too.

So my friends and I started a wonderful trip around the island Kungsholmen.

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On Karlbergssjön direction Sankt Eriks-bridge:

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Passing the famous City hall (Stadshuset)

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In the open water with view over Gamla Stan, Söder Mälarstrand and Norr Mälarstrand

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At the island Långholmen there is a boat club for wooden boats only. Very pretty!

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Karlbergs slott (castle) in a shady light

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Passing kolonilottar (allotments) with sweet little houses at Hornsbergs strand

One of the views I might have shot a billion times in the last 15 years: Kungsholms strand to the right and Karlbergs strand to the left

Back home and happy! Survived – on a b-o-a-t.. 😉

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