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May 14 - July 5, 2006: Glueckstadt to Motala/Goetakanal

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At Guenter and Waltraut's House in Schuettdamm/Isensee
In their Kitchen
The Dinner Table
Juergen and Johanna - playing
The driveway preparation...
Marion with her little daughter
Susanne - Johanna
Taming Winnetou
Little Cowgirl at Work
At "private" beach
The "final" good-bye
On the ferry to Glueckstadt
And alongside Impromptu as we get ready to leave
Rendsburg Church at sunset
A field near Kiel
Fountain in Warnemuende
Rostock, City Hall
Hannes/Maren tied up to Impromptu in our rescue mission (their engine had trouble)
Stralsund, Market Place
Town Hall Old Building
And 13th century Church
Hannes/Maren, sailing
"Der Rasende Roland" (Racing Roland, a historic train running on the island of Ruegen (former East Germany)
Sassnitz harbor, from a restaurant "above"
Bornholm: Hammershus, the ruin of an Ancient Castle
A Church Wedding
A fast food lunch with Maren, Hannes, Axel, Renate
A round Church, typical for the Island
Picnic at the Smokehouse in Hasle
A meal at the Smokehouse after a long bike ride
The smokehouse in Hasle/Bornholm
House in Simrishamn
Swedish Boy
Juergen and Hannes, resting....
Swan with very young Signets
Entering Sweden
Hano Rocks
Hano Island
The bridge on the way to Karlskrona
Fried herring...
Kalmar: the Castle
The market place
Sandvik harbor
Amelie w Spinnaker
Impromptu w Gennaker - it was an ordeal to get it flying as the lines of the sock got tangled time and again
Picture of Impromptu, sailing downwind to Gotland (photo taken by Brit)
Visby: 12th century church
Town wall
View over Town and Baltic
The sticks are used for drying fish
Church on Gotland
Fyrudden Harbor taken from Impromptu
Backgammon game
...at sunset (photo by Hannes)
Impromptu sailing in the Archipelago (pictures taken by Hannes)
Mem: Entrance to the Goeta Kanal
One of the many Locks we took in the first few days
Impromptu in Lock
Impromptu under 22m bridge (3 photos by Hannes)
A 12th century church
Flower decorations on Animals
...and people for the Midsummer Festival
Winding the Swedish colors with a separate wooden steeple around the Midsummer Pole
Soderkoping from above (photo by Hannes)
Bicycling Berg to Linkoping (photo by Hannes)
The cathedral: originally construction began in the 12th century. It was much smaller then but "grew" over time as importance of Church and Rulers increased
Pictures of Motala: Impromptu at her initial "dock"
Part of the canal mechanism ("Kurbelwelle" in German)
Our last bicycle tour in Motala ended on this sculpture...
Motor Museum - a treasure for anyone who likes old cars, motorbikes, radios, cameras -
Vadstena Castle with Yachtharbor
St. Brigitta
Many women (even one or two men) were sitting in the shade of trees or in the streets, making laces of all sorts ("Kloeppeln" in German)
Sculpture in Nykoeping
Stockholm: High-speed Arlanda Station
Street Scenes
Kosta Boda Sculpture - yes it is Glass!!!
The Royal Palace
The Vasa
Our Lunch today (7/5/06)