Saturday, June 30, 2007

Two men and a dog

Two men and a dog

On a wooden boat. Heading for a marina at Finkarudd on Gålö. Bigger photo. If you follow the link below it's the marina at the top of the photo. Gålö is great place for a summer vacation. The Peninsula is a nature reserve in Haninge with lots of beaches. Tourists come here to fish or take long walks among the many oaks in the beautiful landscape. There's an old farm at Stegsholm that dates back a couple of hundred years. It was bought 200 years ago by Prince Carl who later became Charles XV of Sweden. People have been living at Gålö since the Viking era. There are lots of remains from that time including a few hill forts. More recently in 1719 the Russians attacked this area and not far from here there's a graveyard with buried russian soldiers.

marinas.com/view/marina/8932

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really like the looks of this old boat. It reminds me of the Santa Maria or the Pinta or the Nina.

I hope you have a nice weekend.

Brookville Daily Photo

" JNuno ® " said...

Beutiful photos and nice blog

RamblingRound said...

Like Abe said, reminds me of one of Columbus' ships. I did a replica of one of them a long time ago back when it visited the U.S. Hard to imagine how something that small and with so little room made it across the ocean.