Quaint and colorful Swedish Island - Marstrand

Marstrand Travel Blog

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We finally reached the ferry point. It’s a village that seems to be growing as fast as it can. Many new waterfront condominiums are under construction. Approaching the ferry, the view is quite dramatic. Carlstens Fastning (fortress) dominates the view of the village like a protective parent. The ferry runs every 15 minutes (20 kr) and only takes 5 minutes to cross the channel.

On the other side, you are in another world. Life is slower on Marstrand. It’s quiet and peaceful and only the noises of nature are the loudest sounds you’ll hear.

After unpacking, we had an intimate dinner in the hotel’s restaurant with a nice wine and ending with dessert by the fireplace. It’s was a relaxing meal….very special. I toasted Rob on his momentous achievement.

After dinner, we headed out across the island to the almost northernmost point of the Kattegat, which stretches form Jutland (Denmark) to Halland (Sweden).

The coast is rocky and the sky is cloudy and filled with color. This side of the island is uninhabited. We were alone with the sea. Looking back across the island, it was a river of many colors connected by matching clay tile roofs.

On the walk back, we studied the quaint carved wood details of Marstrand’s homes. We stopped for one with beautiful tulips and daffodils along a white picket fence.

What a nice day of seeing a different side of Sweden. I know tomorrow will bring more and different exploration…..bring it on.

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photo by: stefmuts