The weather was dreadful today – dull and raining. So we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at the hotel.
I started with a plate of fruit; watermelon, Galia melon, strawberries, grapes, pineapple and passion fruit.
Followed by crackers, cheese, lettuce, beetroot, pickles and sprouts.
Then tea, coffee and toast with jam. I definitely over ate but it was hard not to with such an amazing breakfast buffet.
We donned our wet weather gear and headed off to the Goteborg City Museum ( Stadsmuseet). After the amazing ship museum in Stockholm last year, we wanted to see the only Viking ship on display in Sweden. It was rather a disappointment though.
This is the Viking ship! The rest of the Viking display was a bit brief.
There were some interesting sections about other periods in Gothenburg’s history and the building was lovely. A beautiful space to shelter in from the rain.
The rain stopped so we walked to a charming area of Gothenburg called Haga.
The cobbled streets contain an eclectic mix of old and new.
Cafe Husaren is well known for baking the biggest cinnamon buns in Sweden.
It was so huge we shared it.
We all enjoyed pottering about in Haga.
There were some strange sights !
We walked back to the hotel through a park which had a canal along one side.
We pent a very relaxing afternoon in the spa at the hotel, making the most of the gymn, steam room, sauna, pool and relaxing room. We were lucky no one else was around when we arrived because children under 16 are not allowed in and we should have paid £20 each for being there. The kind lady who found us let us leave without charging us because the notices were only in Swedish. So we had a lovely afternoon and felt very chilled by supper time.
We all decided we would rather have room service and snuggle up watching a film. The room service was expensive so we popped out to a nearby supermarket. They had an excellent salad buffet.
They also had sweets and cookies but we would have had dessert in a restaurant so it wasn’t too bad for a holiday meal. And no alcohol either.
Back to the hotel for supper and a movie in bed.
Good thing you are not in Hawaii right now! Keep exploring and enjoying Zoe, Lara and Harvey.
What is happening in Hawaii? I would love to go there.
Flooding downpours. http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/hawaii-hurricane-kilo-flooding-downpours/51982459
And we’ve got torrential rain and 40 mph gusting winds here. Summer?!?!
Not very “summery” in Sweden either but all very beautiful and at least the rain is good for the planet 🌏