Day Four. Scandinavia Adventure. Farewell To Malmo.
Finally got some good sleep last night, and there’s nothing like waking up in a foreign country after a good night sleep. You just want to jump out of bed and begin exploring. And so I did.
It was partly sunny today, no rain, but windy and quite cool. I would guess mid 50’s. I was in a hurry and forget both my camera battery and memory card. Once I got on my way I decided to head out and explore the harbor again.
I love harbors. I have walked alone along isolated piers in harbors from Ushuaia to Reykjavik. So many thoughts about where the ships came from and where they are going. Each harbor is so much the same yet so different.
Today I walked past the central station and through a commercial and business district toward the lighthouse that marks the entrance to the port.
I walked along the waterfront and back through the upscale housing complexes I visited yesterday . folks were just getting up, many talking the bikes to work, young mommy’s with their children aboard.
I walked past the residential area and into the isolated industrial areas found in most shipyards. It appears there was much more shipping here in the past but, perhaps because ot the Oresund bridge, and the accompanying rail traffic it has decreased. I loved the feeling of isolation out here
I then headed back toward the famous Turning Torso building and the surrounding residences and park. There was a great overlook of the ocean and I just stood for awhile taking it all in. I was lucky to spot a pair of swans and their two youngsters enjoying the rough waters. I had only my wide angle lens so couldn’t get any close ups but sure enjoyed the moment. It reminded me of a Hans Christain Andersen fairy tale.
I headed back along the ocean, encountering lots of folks starting their day, including fishermen, runners, bikers, a large group of young children and even a brave soul taking a dive in, what i am guessing, were frigid waters. And all under the watchful presence of the Turning Torso.
I meandered my way back to the hotel seeing so much more but, sorry i have a train to catch and I haven’t packed yet. More from when I get to Denmark. Here is a link to some more photos from my walk this morning. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/scandinavia-july-26-august-8-2015/nggallery/scandinavia-july-25-august-8-2015/malmo-sweden-morning-waterfront-walk-july-29-2015