N 59.74432°, E 19.25305°
Just leaving Sweden and sailing through an absolutely stunning archipelago. Hundreds of islets are scattered around the Swedish coastline here and a couple of giant cruise ships lurking about indicate it's something of a known attraction. The islets teem with birdlife but we aren't quite close enough to pick off species. Of the larger birds that we are able to make out, whooper swans are around in good numbers. We've also seen barnacle geese and I spotted a line of scoters flying low and very purposefully over the water. Scoters always look like they're very late for an appointment with a random bit of sea. I suppose doing what they do makes perfect sense if you happen to be a scoter though.
Finnlines continue to amaze. This ship, like the one we sailed on from Germany to Sweden is clean, modern and well staffed. On this sailing, it turns out that a full and luxurious buffet breakfast is included in the cost of the trip. So, for 2 x people, one truck, 2 x all-you-can-eat buffets, free Wi-Fi, and 3 hours of cruise-ship quality natural attractions we paid the princely sum of £66. I don't know how that's possible, especially in Scandinavia.
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