When Jake first brought up the idea he just said that someone he met through work invited us to sail with them for the day. It wasn't until we were on our way that Jake told me that the reason we were going was because something wasn't working correctly and he was supposed to figure it out while we sailed . . . minor detail.
After I got over Jake "forgetting" to tell me the whole reason for our trip I was excited to spend the night and one day sailing on a boat. I wasn't sure what to expect since we would be on a sailboat and most of my experiences have been on power boats (other than the one testing trip on a small lake which involved me yelling "Jake!" several times because I hated it when the boat leaned and I wanted him to "fix" it even though a sailboat is supposed to lean). I've been on several power boats at the lake over the years and I just love long boat rides. I'm not a huge fan of water skiing or tubing but riding in a boat just puts a smile on my face. I love laying up in the front of the boat and going on a long boat ride, especially when the sun is setting.
On Friday, October 11th we headed to central station to take a commuter train out of the city about an hour and 45 minutes to Norrköping where the boat owners picked us up and drove us an hour to Gryt where the boat was docked.
|The sunset (but not our boat)|
|This is our boat. The picture is from the next morning since it was getting pretty dark by the time we got to the boat.|
We ate dinner and talked about our first impressions of Sweden and how things had been going so far. It was really nice of them to host us on their boat. Two of their friends who were also moving their boat came over to hang out that evening as well.
We headed to bed in one of the 3 bedrooms on the boat. It was a very small room and the bed was kind of awkward because you had to get in and out at the head of the bed which is impossible to do without waking the other person up but we had a nice place to stay which is all that really matters.
|A few pictures from the day.|
|We did wear some sweet life jackets while we were on the boat. Apparently they will inflate once they hit water. Red is a very popular color for houses and cabins in the archipelago.|
|We walked around the town for about an hour before heading to the bus stop. All o the fall colors were so pretty!|
We made it home safely even though it was a little bit stressful making sure we got on the right buses. As we were walking back to our apartment Jake told me to run and then jump once we got to a certain spot on the sidewalk and to not ask any questions. So I did. After we finished he asked me if I knew why we did that. I had no idea. He had figured out that over the course of about 24 hours we had taken the metro, a commuter train, a car, a boat, a bus and walked but we had yet to fly or run. So we did both just to round out the weekend with as many modes of transportation as we could. And that right there is a perfect example of why I married Jake. He thinks outside of the box and lives outside of the box and for some reason he can convince me to join him . . . sometimes.