Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Leaving Gotland ain't easy



Tuesday afternoon we left Mrs and Mr Lifecruiser at Fårö and headed for Visby and the Ferry to the mainland.

- Two tickets to Nynäsham at 5.10 pm, I ordered at the ticket office.
- Do you have a Car?
- Yes, we do.
- Sorry, then the ferry is fully booked up
- When is the next availability?
- At half past twelve in the night
OMG - crossing to the mainland during the night an then 7 hours driving ahead. No way.
- Do you know if there is any hotel nearby?
- Just across the street.
We went there. All booked up. Then we went to the tourist information.

- No free room in Visby. But there is still some rooms at Lommelunda Youth Hostel
- How far is that?
- Well, about 20 minutes by car.
- OK, can you reserve for me?
- Yes, I will. Please write down this cellphone number, as the host might be around - and give me yours as well.
Then back to the Ferry's Ticket Office and bought tickets for next morning - 8.50 am.
Outside old Visby

Restaurant build into an old rampart tower


Anna studing the Backery
This gave us the opportunity to visit The Hanseatic Town - Old Visby - now on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Read more on Captain Lifecruisers blog


Then we went up to the Youth Hostel - Lommelunda Vandrarhem. We were showed the Restrooms, the sleeping room and the Kitchen. The kitchen? We were free to use it for making our own dinner. How wonderful. We had no food. Only some wine and fruits.
We asked for the nearest resaturant. And went there - 10 minutes further North. Sat down. No reaction from the waiters. We left.
Another 10 minutes drive. Down to the coast. And had a very pleasant fish meal.

Maistang - Since many years the Swedes have danced around the Maistang on Midsummer nights.


View from the Restaurant - and the 5:10 pm ferry to the mainland.

Back to the Youth Hostel.
Went for a walk at the beachfront. And watched the old fisherman huts and boats
Found my Alarm Clock - dead. OMG - the only time we need that little thing, and it was completly dead. grrrrr. How would this end?
We have been out a winternight before - and arrived the Ferry Harbour before 8 am.
End of Ferry tour.
And in our Winterhome before 8 pm. Then, of course the Alarm Clock started it's alarming sound. Stupid gadget.
Gotland and Fårö are highly recomended vacation destinations.

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9 Comments:

Anonymous captain lifecruiser said...

Well, that youth hostel doesn't seem to be one I want to visit either! sorry you had to experience that!

...and good that you got on the ferry at last and got home so your cats weren't all angry at you for being away too long :-)

It really was a blast! Creating good memories indeed.

I'm already longing for the spring time - I do hope that next years weather will improve from this summer....

I'm slowly getting ahead of all tasks at home and in the blog - not read my emails yet though!

Hugs to you and Anna!!!

August 01, 2007 3:56 pm  
Blogger lime said...

well, even for all the unexpected 'problems' it looks liek things turned out well! such pretty pictures.

August 01, 2007 4:44 pm  
Blogger Maribeth said...

Ah, life is full of little adventures, isn't it? Glad you are home safely, like us.

August 01, 2007 11:31 pm  
Anonymous chase said...

I never liked staying on youth hostels. Tried one before and I told myself never again. Lovely pictures again!

August 02, 2007 1:07 am  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

Now you and Anna are the ones back safe and sound in your home after your adventures. I do so love the photo of the two boats- my very favorite.

August 02, 2007 3:05 am  
Anonymous RennyBA said...

Like I've said before: You always find a way out and meet the bad with the good and even if a bit later than expected, you left Gotland with new adventures:-)

August 02, 2007 2:11 pm  
Blogger Ginnie said...

You are so hysterical, Tor! I love reading your stories!!! :)

August 02, 2007 5:41 pm  
Anonymous claudie said...

Nice Tor! Your life is full of adventures with Anna! But I 'm not worry for you if you will to Chile in december you have a good experience of travels! Better than me who never have travel out from Europa! I like to read you and particulary your holidays with the captain in FarÖ!!!

August 02, 2007 11:17 pm  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Great group of pics and commentary! Captain Lifecruiser looks like a real fun and with it gal! How great you could all meet!

August 06, 2007 9:41 pm  

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