Suomenlinna (aka Sveaborg if you are speaking Swedish) is just a 15 minute public ferry ride (3.8 Euros round trip). This fortress was started in the 1700s, improved by each succeeding wave of conquerors; it is still in habited today.

The Mole and I wandered the island, the girls seemed content to move from bench to park bench. Changing locations with the sun like cats relaxing without a care.

From ammo holding areas and gun mounts to the docks and museum, it is an interesting place to wander around.

The good thing is that we are too early for the tourist season which starts 1 June. That also means that the most interesting shop on the island is the small grocery – a good source of sodas and ice cream.

And a lovely day was had by all.


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