Sunday, June 22, 2014

Utö Island

We arrived on utö right after noon, got checked in to the hostel, then wandered around the "town" to see what was there.  It is a very small collection of cabins, cottages, hotel,restaurants and shops. We had lunch in the one nice restaurant down by the harbor, and had a really nice meal.  It began to rain,so we went to our room, took a short snooze, then wandered a bit more. The island is the site of some of the earliest iron mines in Sweden, starting in the 12th century, but no longer active. There s a large windmill which ground the grain, and overlooks the harbor.  The iron mine is now a big open pit,filled with water.  

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