Monday, June 11, 2012
A Sleepy Little Swedish Town
Being Sunday, the few shops were closed. The big commercial attraction was an aquarium but we chose to wander around the town instead of paying a visit.
We would end up visiting or photographing at least one church at every port stop. The denominations were mostly unclear. We believed that they were initially Roman Catholic, judging from when they were built, but were now Lutheran, representing the state religion.
There wasn't a lot to do in Lysekils, but we didn't care. We enjoyed looking at the homes and I noticed that many of them had large windows without curtains, believing that the inhabitants valued sunlight more than privacy. This was understandable, considering that the latitude in most of Scandinavia led to very, very short days in the winter time. Following are some pictures of the scenery in Lysekils.
Soon it was time to return to the ship for a nap before dinner. After eating, we went back up on the deck for the sail away. Since we were visiting in the summer, the day was long and this photo of sunset was taken well after ten o'clock.
Posted by Nancy Stevens on Monday, June 11, 2012