Lovin' BBQ Season
Trip Start Mar 02, 2006
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Saturday we went into town and had another grill, this time at Styrbjörns and Desirees
Sunday I convinced Mattias, once again, to play tour guide. Our destination this time was Katthammarsvik. We stopped and hiked nearby the town in 2 places. The first to explose the ruins of and old coal burning building made of stone, and the second was near Östergarn where they say the largest fortress in Sweden was built during the Iron Age. It was on a cliff overlooking the sea where they could watch for attacks from the sea. I had high expectations but after walking and walking and walking we came across one sign stating that this is where the outer ring wall had been built (a few large stones lay here and there, I guess sort of resembling a wall???) and then after walking a ways farther we found another sign stating that this is where the inner ring had been built.
The trip would have been a huge disappointment but was salvaged by the fact that we found an old miltary bunker from the early 1900s and found it to be open! All along the east coast of Gotland there are military bunkers every few metres because in the early 1900s Sweden, worried of being invaded by Russia, thought that the Russians would try to take Gotland first, being that Gotland would then provide for them a strategic placement for invading mainland Sweden. Until we found this one open, I had been trying over and over again to see the inside of one.
I havent uploaded any pictures yet, but check back.. I will get around to it!