I went on a weekend cruise to Riga, Latvia and while the trip itself is worth a post on its own, I wanted to share a few pictures with you that I took of Stockholms archipelago in the Baltic Sea. We crossed the archipelago on our way to Latvia and while it was already dark on the outward journey, I got up early to experience the archipelago on the way back. And it was such a wonderful landscape to see. The Stockholm archipelago consists of about 30.000 little islands where you can find nothing but bare rocks and woodlands. The bigger islands and some of the smaller ones are inhabited, though most of them only in the summer.
Only very few people live out in the Baltic Sea all the year round but those who do, have to rely on the ferry to bring them groceries, take them to the city or their kids to school. Most of those also use a boat or a hovercraft in the winter when the Baltic Sea is frozen (which unfortunately it wasn't this year as far as I'm concerned). People can also call a helicopter taxi if necessary so life out in the archipelago is pretty exciting. I would love to rent a little house out there for a holiday (there are also day and weekend boat trips to the archipelago from Stockholm in the summer) though I'm not sure if I could live there. Must be really scary when there is a storm and you are the only one living on the island..... But imagine this on your own now!
Approaching the city