Last Saturday Daren and I took a ride to Söderköping, Sweden, which is about one and half hour from Linköping. We had been there before late in the afternoon, when most of the shops were closed, (most close at 4 p.m. in Sweden). That time we had a meal at a small café, then returned home. It was a little town that had a cute look, but Daren didn’t have his camera. So a return trip was in order, and that’s what we set out to do.
Also, I had found a fabric shop listed as being in the town of Söderköping. That was another great reason to go. I was planning to make a stitched postcard for an exchange, The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap. Supplies were needed. Linköping has very little available.
When we got to Söderköping, we drove around and around the little town looking for a parking place, but none were to be found. All was not lost though because we located the fabric shop on the edge of town. I was very pleased. Though it wasn’t like the big fabric shops we are used to in the US, it did have quilting weight cotton, and the other supplies I needed. Can’t tell you what I got because my swap partner might read this.
We had planned to go back into town and find a parking place and enjoy the town. But, Mother Nature had different plans. Before we left the parking lot, the skies let loose with a huge downpour.
Västervik was another town we wanted to see, so off we went an hour and forty-five minutes south of Söderköping. It rained like crazy all the way there. But fortunately just when we got there, it cleared and had beautiful blue skies. We parked and walked along the marina, then sat for a while just observing the comings and goings around us. This marina leads out and around the Tjust Archipelago, which consists of 5,000 tiny islands. Past the archipelago is the Baltic Sea. I can see another trip in our future, with a boat ride through the archipelago.
Globe Trottin Granny
Have you ever seen an archipelago?
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