So, Stockholm. I arrived at the Red Boat hostel/hotel around nine at night, dead tired from a day of doing nothing. Tiny, clean room, but you had to ask for the towel, the glass for water, and though there were several toilet stalls and a clean shower room, only one washing up sink for women and I assume one I the men’s shower room as well.
In the morning I walked a few blocks over to the stop for the hop on hop off bus and rode it just to the Vasa Ship museum. And had one of the delights of the trip. Everyone says it’s the not-to-be-missed sight, and it was. Read up on it in Wikipedia, but know that Vasa was a ship launched in April of 1628 which sank before it left the harbor, too tall and top heavy for stability. I spent a couple of hours there, taking the guided walk around it, watching the movie, etc. Marvelous!
I then walked to the nearby outdoor museum of Skansen, one of the earliest of the trend that is all over Europe and seen in Sturbridge Village, Mystic Seaport, etc. A bit long in the tooth, I fear, and a bit corrupted by the need to have modern concerts there. Many of the houses weren’t yet open for the season, and though I walked all over the park I did not find the “elk” I was hoping to see.