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Saturday, 16 July 2011

Baltic Rescue

Yesterday after breakfast we found the Tofta beach club just around the corner from the lifeguard station house. It has a big 25m swimming pool (where we did a pool session), beach volley ball courts and lots of lounging areas. The place can get ridiculously packed on a good Swedish day, bring on the sun :)

In the afternoon we were also very fortunate enough to be invited by the Swedish Lifeguard Team to go along with them while they did some training with the guys from Swedish helicopter search and rescue. The conditions decided to be quite testing with howling winds from the South, 14 degree water and rough swells. Both Lifeguard teams had an opportunity to be lifted out of the water, in the process gaining valuable experience in deep sea ocean rescue.

Today we are going to check out some historical sights around Gotland island and take in all the unique nature it has to offer.

Hope everyone is well because we're having a ball !

Chow for now !


  1. Loving this blog, you guys look like you're having an awesome time- very jealous!

    Wish you had time to come up to the north of england and visit Newcastle...

    Enjoy the rest of your travels!

    Rach x

  2. Wouldnt fancy being in that sea! But the helipcopter bit appeals!! Looks like lots of fun being had by all. Shame the video is blocked in the UK!

    Keep up the blogging and the fun.

    deb & Gabi

  3. I can't watch the video on my mobilephone :(

  4. Grrrrrrrr am loving following u all on ur adventures..... so was gutted when i couldnt watch ur latest video on ur blog as blocked in UK!!!!!! Hurry back this way so we can keep up with u again!!!!! Have fun guys Mwah xxxx

  5. Really great that you are in Sweden! I hope you like it, despite the poor weather! Let's hope it gets better!
    Enjoy your stay!
    Hugs from me! :)

  6. hey omg ur in sweden!
    So when will u be in halmstad??heard ur going to be there but when?would love to meet up with u...
    Are u gonna be anywhere else close to halmstad?hope ur enjoying ur trip so far!!!
    U guys are doing a great job!!