Just to give you an idea of the speed the boats went. There were three boats in the convoy.
This was at the start of the Seals Safari by High Powered Speedboat. The boat skips 80kms over the Baltic waters and through the beautiful Stockholm Archipelago. At the end of the journey we got to see some wild seals all basking on a rock. Fantastic!
Check out the photos of the Stockholm Archipelago here
I can really recommend this trip but its not for the faint hearted. The boat jumps over waves, skids through wakes and feels like its going to throw you out. I really enjoyed it and I usually hate white knuckle rides.
If you take the Stockholm Seals Safari I suggest you sit in the middle seat and towards the back. Thats where I sat going out and I guess I was looking rather bemused at the rest of the crew all going nuts. On the way back, I took front outside seat and it was a completely different journey, I loved every minute.
I am not really one for water sports as I hate falling into the water but I think I would like to try canoeing or kayaking next.
So as mentioned several times on this blog, we have an English Butchers in Stockholm, so I can get my Cumberland and Lincolnshire sausages. However Chinese food is very bland here in Stockholm, the Thai nosh is great but the Chineses’ are just tasteless. So I bought a book on Amazon, ‘Chinese Food Made Easy’ which accompanies the BBC Series of the same name.
However getting ingredients is rather tricky. In Cambridge I was spoiled as Mill Road had so many ethnic shops, Chinese, Indian, Korean etc. So I am on the hunt for a Chinese Supermarket in Stockholm.
There is one at the bottom of Söderhallarna which looks good but only on a weekend as its a bit far from the office. Apparently there is one on Olof Palmes Gata which I will check out this afternoon. I will let you know if its any good. I only want to cook a decent tasting chicken chow mein!
They dont even do Crispy Duck here. When I was in London recently I went straight up to Chinatown to scoff on it as well as some Char Siu Pork, yum!
It seems that Scotland doesnt have the monopoly on mighty and mysterious sea creatures. A group of filmmakers claim to have successfully captured on film Sweden’s legendary Great Lake Sea Monster (Storsjöodjuret), which is said to lurk in the waters of the Storsjön outside Östersund in northern Sweden.
I bought Nigel Slaters Real Food in Stockholm last week. I have never seen his tv work but I like his writing and this book which is not full of the fancy stuff you see in some other celebrity chefs book. This is good old fashioned comfort food. This was the Steak Sandwich with home made parsley and garlic butter.
It tasted lovely and just what I needed after the weekend!
I cant remember if I added my photos to the blog so here they are. All taken in a very wet and windy Iceland. You can see the geysers right behind me.