Tuesday, 24 May 2016

A Taste of Sweden

After the social whirl of Copenhagen we cruised North to Rungsted, and moored outside the KDY clubhouse  for a few quiet days.
Rungsted, outside the Royal Danish Yacht Club  clubhouse 

On the waterfront stands the home of Author Karen Blixen, who wrote 'Out of Africa'
Karen Blixens' house, now a museum

Clearly visible across Oresund is the coast of Sweden. Our open boat voyage many years ago took us as far as the Swedish port of Helsingborg. This time we took the ferry across the narrow strait. a 20 min voyage where for 10 mins in Danish waters you can buy duty free alcohol, then for 10 mins tobacco in Swedish waters.
A 20min ferry ride between Denmark and Sweden.

Hamlets' castle at Elsinore looks out across the narrows.

In Ven to fly the same Swedish courtesy flag from our fist voyage.

We have decided that Sweden will be the farthest East and North we will venture, and cross to the small Swedish island of Ven.

Kyrkbackens harbour on Ven Island

A delight to walk around the small island and listen to skylarks overhead

It is still early season, plenty of room forAntiope.

We moor along the harbour wall (centre left). Denmark in the distance

The late evening view from on deck.
From here our cruise will take us South through the islands.

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