Vaxholm is one of those small towns full of charm located about 45 minute drive north of Stockholm. It is pretty deserted here all year around except for summer. As we drove out here I remembered this is actually the place where C took me on our very first date (May 1999). We had dinner at this pizza place because much still had not opened for the summer season. Then we took a walk down to the dock looking at the sailing boats. :-)
And the rest is history. From that date we have shared so much together. I remember I was not too impressed with the pizza place but I did like C´s car and Vaxholm and C of course.
I love these old steam boats that are from the Vaxholm company. They go all around the Stockholm archipelago. You can take one of these boats from the center of Stockholm and come to Vaxholm. Here is one approching the dock blowing steam.
Small town where the small town spirit still exists very much. In summer this place fills up with people and comes alive. There are plenty of small restaurants, boutiques and other small shops to visit.
We stopped and had a coffee and that is when we saw this huge sea gull sitting on one of the tables stealing left overs. He was really big so I guess he had a good life surviving on left overs. He had to be quick tough because a minute later someone chased him off.
We found this cafée overlooking the water. So this is where we sat down and just enjoyed the views and everything going on.
Vaxholm is also known for it´s old fort. You can easily visit it by taking a short boat ride from the main land out to the island where the fort is located. This time we decided not to visit the fortress.
Plenty of pretty sailing boats to admire specially for C that loves sailing boats.
We had a really nice walk just enjoying the weather. This was the last few of those warmer days we had a few weeks ago. The weather has been kind of unstable lately. I hope there will be more of those sunny and warm days.