Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thursday Thirteen - July 12 - 2007

A TOR to Götakanal
Götakanal is the waterway between to North Sea and the Baltic Sea. It links the capital of Sweden, Stockholm with Sweden second largest City, Göteborg (Gotheburg), known for among others Volvo cars. The channel is the largest piece of engineering ever made in Sweden, finished 175 years ago.

For facts about the Channel, see RennyBA’s post about the Götakanal.
Well, that is the shortest possible background of TORdays sightseeing. You are invited to follow with 13 small pictures.

1) I wake up before our host - who happened to be laying over Anna 2) What - this is a Farmland - of those Swedes. Have they wheels on their boats?

3) Of course - this is a Farm - The boats must have been pure fantasy

4) Yes, it's true, It's a farm. You can even see the Swedish farmers with their hens

5) The Swedish farmers are very clever to keep used equipment in good shape

6) But the Farmerboy is well equipped with a modern Nokia Mobile. As you can see, he is a happy youngster. What is he waiting for?

7) Boats approaching a bridge - mostly from Sweden but also many Germans, some Danes and a very few Norwegian

8) Bellevue - what a ship for a Honymoon Cruise. Gliding through the farmland. Time for lovers. Guess who took that cruise for HM? Our gentle hosts, of course.

Renny and Diane went on Honeymoon cruise with this charming boat at the channel. Quality time together, which Renny so often refers to.

9) This is the old packhouse by the channel - were goods were stored for export and local import.

10) Inside the Packhouse is a great collection of rural home equipments. Here you see the famous Spinning Renny.

11) After boats, farmers, museums - we found a local Paradise. In fact run by a couple of Norwegian ladies.

12) Who is sitting there? Looks very familiar

13) Yes - it's us. At the end of the day - the sightseeing part - 3xCoffee and 1 mineral water. Was that all? Oh no - we had apple pie with hot vanilla sauce. What a grand finale.

Wikopedia on Göta kanal (English) - Visit another Blogfriends and Cybercruisers meeting in Marseille. And not to forget to RennyBA.

Have a journey with other Thursday 13ers

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yea we've had a great day for sure and you've made a lovely summery with great picture documentation!

Btw: Thanks for letting me sleep on top of your wife LoL

July 12, 2007 9:38 pm  
Blogger Rebecca said...

It sure is beautiful there! Happy TT!

July 12, 2007 9:55 pm  
Blogger Susan Demeter said...

Sounds like a great way to spend a day! The photos are great .. :) Happy TT and thank you for stopping by .. :)

July 12, 2007 11:21 pm  
Blogger Jeremy Lowe said...

Looks like fun and relaxing
happy tt

July 12, 2007 11:45 pm  
Blogger kuanyin333 said...

I take it ya'll are great friends. Mahalo for sharing the photos! I've spent time in Sweden before, but never Norway. I didn't know the channel existed. Yes, GREAT minds think alike. :-)

July 13, 2007 2:34 am  
Blogger Gattina said...

Looks like a very nice get together ! I wished I could be there too, I have never been up north !

July 13, 2007 6:06 am  
Blogger Lynn said...

Oh lovely pics. Hope your holiday together is so fine.

July 13, 2007 7:25 am  
Blogger Puss-in-Boots said...

What a lovely place you went to. I enjoyed the illusion of boats in the field!

Happy Tor's Day, Tor!

July 13, 2007 9:23 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now, I understand better why yesterday Renny said:"Tor sitting beside me." I tought you were always in Mariestad!"
It's a very interesting post about Göta kanal and farms. So I will come back to read all. Now I'm waiting for the plumber!
If you have a time have a look on my post with Mar and I' m curious to know I you can reconize the pic i show. Next posts will talk about it!

July 13, 2007 11:37 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terrific Pictures. Makes you want to go there.

Happy TT!

July 13, 2007 7:54 pm  
Blogger Gina said...

Renny is the bomb and any friend of his is a friend of mine,,,better still; FAMILY!

July 13, 2007 8:01 pm  
Blogger Joy Des Jardins said...

What a great place Tor...has a great ambiance. Looks like you all had great fun. You took great pictures.

July 13, 2007 9:17 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really like the picture of the boats approaching the bridge. It is such a unique color. And the picture with the boats that look like they're in the middle of the field. hehe :) Happy vacationing!!!

July 13, 2007 9:58 pm  
Blogger Mother of Invention said...

Everything looks so little and quaint. I love it all. You guys better be careful of those bunk beds!! LOL!

July 14, 2007 1:57 am  
Blogger Girlie said...

The fun you're having guys, unbelievable!

I want to see Norway too...I wonder how it would be draggin 5 kids and a husband?

July 14, 2007 11:22 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the photos! The farm is beautiful. What a vivid red on many of the buildings! It's fantastic. Is that the wood or have they been stained or painted that color?

It certainly looks like the fun continues. :)

July 15, 2007 2:14 am  
Blogger Ginnie said...

You and Renny are two Muskateers! I love how you are able to share you lives (but not your wives!) together. :)

July 15, 2007 7:25 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful reports Tor!

I hope you mean that you ate vanilla sauce with apple pie and not the opposite. The apple pie shall SWIM, no be DROWN totally in vanilla sauce - in a deep plate preferably.

July 15, 2007 7:14 pm  

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