Every now and then I happen to take care of journalists coming to Vaxholm. Now this week there was such an opportunity. A journalist and photographer from the French newspaper Le Monde wanted to make a report from the archipelago of Stockholm to tell their readers what to experience here. Together with the Stockholm Archipelago and several companies here in Vaxholm, we had put together a program of different activities to give a taste of what Vaxholm can offer.
Since they arrived with the Waxholms boat at lunch time, we started at the Bistro Magasinet for lunch. Teresa, who runs the restaurant, had as always, prepared a dignified salad table, and lunch of the day was baked cod with roots and lemon sauce. How delicious isn’t that? With some coffee and cake on top we were all set for a walk through Vaxholm’s oldest parts.
We took the gravel road up to the old canon battery, one of my favorite spots, and continued down the steep stairway to the beach and the rocks at Norrhamnsbadet beach and Norrhamnen harbour. We admired the old fishermen’s cottages and joked about the tiny yellow house at the waterfront, which has a hole in the floor, reminding of that it once was built as a ”bath cottage” for the 19th century summer guests. Thanks to the hole they could step into the water already inside the house, then swim out free without having to show any nude skin. Fairly weird, but kind of fun in some way.
We continued out at ”Blombergska udden” and through the Hembygdsgården café where they we all busy preparing for the season opening next weekend, past the old community house and up to the City Hall. We took the chance to look in to some shops too before it was time for me to leave the company to Roger on Out for a sail trip. The weather was perhaps not the nicest for a trip by sea, quite cold and a drizzling rain, but what does that matter – sailing is wonderful in all weather if you ask me, and at least they would have good winds. A visit to the Ostmakeriet (where Anna & co make great craft-based cheeses)and Restaurant Batteriet at Rindö was also on the program. I left them there by the boat and rode back to the B & B. I hope they were happy with their day. I would have been it if I would have been shown around. I look forward to read the article whenever it’s published.