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Drottningskär – The Citadel at Aspö

This summer I visited a small island called Aspö in the archipelago of Karlskrona . We just made a quick stop on our way to Bornholm. Aspö  has got a beautiful Citadel, Drottningskär – Queen Citadel with a lovely restaurant. Aspö also got a pilot tower Lotstorn  and you can stay over there!  Aspö Lots Torn Archipelago Hotel If you prefer a hostel they have that as well Drottningskärs Vandrarhem We however stay down in the harbor. Unfortunately the weather was not at its best but we did get around the island a bit and paid a visit to the magnificent citadel.



The Citadel


Sailing boat down in the harbor

 Don’t be a stranger my friend – Do write something.


Sittin’ in the dock of the bay

This picture is from a small island called Aspö


 Sittin’ in the morning sun
I’ll be sittin’ when the evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch them roll away again, yeah I’m sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Watchin’ the tide roll away, ooh
I’m just sittin’ on the dock of the bay
Wastin’ time


Words from Otis Redding’s wonderful song


Visit our host Dragonstar  The weekend in B&W


Don’t be a stranger my friend – Do write something!   TYRA


A Scented October Morning – Monochrome


 October Scents

The monochrome weekly with our host Aileni

Engarn and Lonicera Caprifolium

 Engarn, Vaxholm

Lonicera caprifolium - Honeysuckle


Morning dew


fog down on the meadow by the lake. 

wet cold feet on the grass 

a scent of Caprifolium… 

 October scents

Reading aloud

In the evenings on board the boat reading aloud is truely a time of real enjoyment .

Reading aloud

Reading aloud

Monochrome Monday


Have a great week/TYRA



The old beacon at Ängskär

Monochrome weekly

The old Beacon at Klubben, Ängskär

The old Beacon at Klubben, Ängskär

The old Beacon at Klubben, Ängskär

The old Beacon at Klubben, Ängskär

This is the old beacon out at ‘Klubben’, Ängskär. I don’t know if it is correct to call it a beacon even if it hasn’t got light, it is a navigation mark from the past.
Have a great week my monochrome friends!



Hair wash


Monochrome Monday

Hair wash

Hair wash


Just a shot from this August, Nica on deck washing her hair. It has 15,2 C in the water so it was quick in and out of the water. 

It is still summertime and the livin’ is easy…a few more weeks.

Have a great week my friend/ TYRA



2 2 2 2 2 2 TRAIN or in plain English…

Monochrome Maniac

Steam Engine

Steam Engine


“I would like to  have – two II class tickets for the 13.58 train.”

I tought that was so funny whwn I was a small girl, well I still think it is  amusing.

Say it,  2 2 2 2 2 2 train and this train is a 2 2 train called Hamra.


It’s a steam engine that I saw on my trip to Mariefred.


“This is the heart of Östra Södermanlands Järnväg  (Ö.S1.J). The line was originally the SJ standard gauge line from Läggesta to Mariefred, which the Swedish State Railways (SJ) operated until the mid-1960’s when the line was closed. Ö.Sl.J., which began on a small scale at the Lina brick works in Södertälje in 1959, took after a few years over the track and station in Mariefred and rebuilt the track to 600 mm narrow gauge.” Text from wikipedia.


Mariefred – Läggesta Nedre

Stationerna längs banan heter Gripsholmsviken (tidigare Folkhögskolan) som passeras ca. 600 meter efter Mariefreds station. Efter 1 kilometer passerar man Hjorthagen med ett litet stickspår på sidan och litet stationshus. Därefter åker man mot Marielundsviken och passerar stationen Marielund där det förekommer tågmöten på lördagar, stationen har två spår samt ett litet stationshus. Efter Marielund kommer tåget in i skogen och om man tittar noga kan man på höger sida se hållplatsen Ekudden som passeras utan att stanna. Nu kommer tåget ut ur skogen och bredvid fanns tidigare ett 1435 mm spår fram som leder till Taxinge-Näsby. Nu har vi kommit till Läggesta Nedre efter nästan 4 km. Från Läggesta Nedre kan man ta SJs tåg eller helt enkelt åka samma tåg tillbaka. Wikipedia

 Have a great Monday.

Greetings from TYRA in Vaxholm