Another beautiful day - blue skies, sunny, warm.
Stockholm is an archipelago within an archipelago. An archipelago is a sea or stretch of water having many islands. The city occupies a cluster of 14 islands floating among 24,000 that make up a 60-mile chain. It is the second largest archipelago in the Baltic Sea.
This beautiful morning we board a sight-seeing boat that will take us to Drottningholm Palace where the Royal Family lives. The stately palace built in the seventeenth century by the architect Nicodemus Tessin the Elder for Queen Hedvig Eleonora. It is called "Sweden's Versailles". It features elegant salons from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; a palace theater; the palace church; and a Chinese Pavilion. Plus it is surrounded by gardens and park areas.
As we leave the beautiful palace, it starts to rain and get cold. Fortunately, we had carried out rain jackets with us. We have learned not to trust the weather forecasts.
We board our boat and are seated for lunch as we cruise back across the lake to Stockholm. We have fish prepared in a traditional Swedish way.
Oh, I forgot to tell you - for breakfast they served Big Thin Swedish Pancakes just like Grandma used to make!!!