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Sunday, July 12, 1998
Smögen, Sweden
Sweden's FlagBohuslan's Flag

Smögen, Sweden:
Latitude: 58° 21' 9" North
Longitude: 11° 13' 28" East
Altitude: 4 feet
From Seattle: 5571 miles
Lodging: Transit - The Marita

Today's Travel:
Country: Sweden
Region: Bohuslan
Weather: Mostly Sunny

Available Photos:

Boathouses on rock face Smögen, Sweden

Back bay Smögen, Sweden

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 458
Linear Dist: 118777
Countries Visited: 33
Regions Visited: 130
More stats...
Hotels: 87
Friends / Family: 147
Camping: 41
Hostels: 134
Transit: 48
Beers: 1817

Journal Entry:
Took the ferry across the inlet. Walked around town, but was less than impressed. It's quaint and cute, but totally oriented to tourists with the odd shop aimed at the yachties.

Instead of taking the ferry back I decided to walk the couple kilometers around. A little over halfway around there was a small stairway leading up in to the rocks. Feeling curious I decided to see where it led to. It was the start of a trail that led over catwalks, bridges, and boulders to the coast. The sunshine, the dramatic boulders, the storm surf, the countless islets, and the endless coast made for an awesome two hour hike.

Went to the pizza place next to the boat to eat diner and watch France take the World Cup away from Brazil. There was of course the mandatory post party on the boats. None of the Miss Sweden contestants showed, but a couple of Americans (including one from Seattle) somehow found us.

Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Sweden
CIA World Fact Book: Sweden

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