Friday, 23 June 2017

Midsummer roses

Here is my selection of midsummer roses from the Krapperup castle garden:

Troika rose

Burgundy rose

Crown Princess Margareta rose

Troika rose bud

Per Gynt rose

Bellevue rose

Troika Rose bud

Western Sun rose

Bellevue rose

Bellevue rose

Bellevue rose

Queen of Sweden rose

Louise Odier rose

Thursday, 22 June 2017

A summer evening on the beach

On Monday this week we enjoyed a wonderful summer evening on the beach in Hittarp

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Russian tall ship STS Sedov in Öresund

Early this morning the imposing Russian tall ship STS Sedov passed by: 

Here are some facts about the Sedov: 

STS Sedov (Russian: Седов), formerly Magdalene Vinnen II (1921–1936) and Kommodore Johnsen (–1948), is a four-masted steel barque that for almost 80 years was the largest traditional sailing ship in operation. Originally built as a German cargo ship, Sedov is today a sail training vessel, training cadets from the universities of Murmansk, Saint Petersburg and Arkhangelsk. She participates regularly in the big maritime international events as a privileged host and has also been a regular participant in The Tall Ships' Races. (Wiki)

The ship´s length is 117.5 m. 

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Kronborg castle last night

Kronborg castle and a motor boat last night:

Russian rescue and salvation vessel Kapitan Beklemishev in Öresund

This morning the Russian rescue and salvation ship Kapitan Beklemishev was 
on its way from Kaliningrad to Murmansk

Sunday, 18 June 2017

At the dog show

Today I visited a dog show in Höganäs. Below a few of images from there: 

Thursday, 15 June 2017

P&O:s flagship Britannia in Öresund

P&O:s flagship Britannia passed by last night on its way from Copenhagen to Oslo. The 330 m long ship, with a capacity of 3647 guests, was delivered in 2015. 

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Two reefers passing by

The other night these two reefers passed by: 

Reefer Swan Chacabuco

Ivar Reefer

Flower macro

Here is a close-up of a flower in our garden: 

Garden flowers

These are tiny, but in my opinion rather nice garden flowers ... :-)

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

The Danish Royal Yacht Dannebrog in Öresund

Last night the Danish Royal Yacht Dannebrog passed by - with Queen Margrethe on board - on its way from Copenhagen to Kalundsborg

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Lupins blossoming in Hittarp

The blossoming Lupins are quite colourful now here in Hittarp

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Campanula flowers

For some reason I have always liked Campanula flowers. 
Here are a three pictures shot this morning: 

Caviar tidbits

Tonight we enjoyed a bottle of Pol Roger champagne and some caviar tidbits ... :-)

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The German schooner Johann Smidt in Öresund

The beautiful German schooner Johann Smidt was last night on her way northwards in Öresund

Here is some background info:

The schooner, Johann Smidt, was built in Amsterdam by the Cammenga Shipyard in 1974. She was launched as Eendracht, the first sail training ship for Holland’s Het Zeiland Zeeschip, and took part in many regattas, including Tall Ships’ Races and crossings of the Atlantic.
From the outset she was designed with young people in mind to allow them to enjoy the adventure of tall ship sailing.
In 1989, Eendracht was sold to Clipper Deutsches Jugendwerk zur See, and renamed Johann Smidt after a Lord Mayor of Bremen from the 19th century. .

The young people on board are learning under the roof of the sails and the blue sky. The project “high seas high school” from Hermann-Lietz-Schule Spiekeroog, takes about 25 girls and boys from 15 to 18 to have their classes for half a year on Johann Smidt.