|I will miss the beauty of our harbor and the calm sense it always gives to me.|
I suggested that we go to Fjäderholmarna, a small yet charming island just outside of Stockholm. During the summer months it swarms with people, but on a Monday afternoon in September, we had the place all to ourselves! Tanner was one happy dog as he was off leash all afternoon, running, jumping, even swimming in the chilling waters of the Baltic sea! We found a picnic table, perfectly situated in the afternoon sunshine, enjoyed our fika of Camembert cheese, crackers, cookies and of course, freshly brewed coffee!
|That's our picnic table down near the water.|
Even so...the ride back in was glorious. We've never seen the water so calm. Clearly, the boat traffic has slowed way down because that's what makes the water so choppy at times. The cloud formations were quite striking and we saw a dog laying on his back in this one! Not to mention the beautiful cross as well.
For me, knowing it was my last time on the water this season, I was able to just soak in the sunshine and the beauty. I've been a little freaked out this year about the coming darkness and today was just a gift...a gift of light and beauty, time with my husband that I treasured as we are going to be apart when I go to California and a chance to enjoy the very best of Sweden one last time before the ensuing darkness envelopes us.
Today was a one last surprise gift to take it all in and enjoy every moment with the man and the dog I love so much. Thanks Finnmaster for a fine season. I'll see you again on the water next April.