The final port of the cruise was Ronne on the island of Bornholm in the country of Denmark. A quaint little town with the nickname of 'The Sunshine Island of the Baltic Sea'. The ship dropped anchor just short of the harbor and we took small tender boats to reach land. It was quite interesting since the seas were a little rough, the girls decided not to go ashore, so it was me and all my Boys. The island which located close to the Swedish and Polish coastlines is becoming a high-quality resort from it's fishing village past. Legend tells that the Viking God Thor created Bornholm for the 'left-overs' of other territories and the Baltic coast. During World War II the island was thought to have German U-boats, the Russians repeatedly bombed the island. As a result, some 80 percent of the island's buildings were destroyed or severely damaged. During the late 1940s all were restored or rebuilt. This is a picture of the Church of St. Nicolai, the patron saint of sailors and fisherman. The city square, once a fish market and venue for military parades, is not a popular meeting point and said to be the widest square in the Danish province. Such a cool little town to end the cruise, wish we had longer to just relax here.
There you have it... Our summer holiday. Sorry it has taken me so long to post, life keeps moving and I find myself more and more tired these days. The days are getting shorter and the night longer, soon we will be bundled up in the house, sitting around the fire dreaming of summer. Who knows what adventure we will be on next summer. Stay tuned, we have more trips and adventures coming our way. For now, it's down to the basement to get my crafty on, Halloween will be here before I know it and then Christmas. Ugh, someone make the time slow down! Happy Crafting!