Stockholm and sunny weather was a combination that invited a day on the seas and in the archipelago. On account of not having a full day, we settled on a shorter trip as opposed to a 12 hour two-meal cruise.
Fjäderholmarna (feather islands, of which only one was easily available) are reached with a half an hour journey on a boat. The ride crosses the harbour and provides a great view into the Stockholm waterfront.
The island was billed as a center of craftsmen, with plenty of workshops to visit and browse. In reality the number of shops was small, but at least some of them did contain plenty of interesting objects. Picked up a hollow glass fish – just the thing to hang on the balcony.
Ate a scrumptious meal at the Rökeriet. The restaurant smokes their own seafood, and both the fish and the shrimp were nothing short of excellent. My background as a landlubber surfaced again, there’s a trick on peeling shrimp that persistently eludes me.
Äventyrsgolf (apparently a mini golf course) was shut down for the year, and all the holes carefully excised from the ground. The only real “activity” offered in 2010 was lounging around the cliffs. Nothing wrong with that, obviously, and plenty of people were enjoying the sun.
The Mackmyra facility on the island was quite a disappointment. On account of alcohol monopoly ther were unable to sell bottles of their product, that much I expected. But the unavailability of swedish whiskey by glass struck me as an odd omission. But even odder things were on the cards: the shopkeeper refused to sell t-shirts to anybody who does not own a share of a Mackmyra barrel. Their loss.
Forgot to check whether there were any caches on the island – the environment would have allowed plenty of good hides.
The crowds were plentiful enough in the departure pier, but fortunately the vast majority of them were taking another boat – to Slussen as opposed to our destination.