Wow, I just looked at the last date I blogged, and it was ten days ago! I left nine days ago for Gotland, an island off the coast of Sweden, in the Baltic, and a two-hour “Destination Gotland” ferry from Oskarshamn that takes you to Visby, which is also visited regularly by cruise ships.
Visby is a unique, UNESCO-protected medieval city, almost completely intact, including original city walls and portcullis. I’ll be posting more pictures of Visby, since I took over 1,000 pictures in four days while I was there. I have been busy sorting through them, and also packing for leaving tomorrow. Two and a half months fly by when you’re on the go, and photography is entirely absorbing, I have found, which has made the time seem to move even faster.
I have many small things I must do today. I must go the post office and send a box of my books back to the States. I have to finish packing. I have to arrange my transportation from the airport in Reykjavik. But first, I will post a picture that should give you a good sense of what medieval Visby looks like.
- Isle of Lime whisky from Roma, Sweden (curiousabout1.wordpress.com)
- Man leaps from ferry to swim back to port (thelocal.se)
- Man changes mind, jumps off boat into icy water (news.com.au)
- Letter reaches Swedish address after 76 years (thelocal.se)
- The Island in June (beachtravels.se)