Sweden - Rindö
A small day trip to beautiful Rindö which is an island near Vaxholm in Stockholm archipelago.
Sunny and a great mood, it fit well with a picnic basket.
Historically, Rindö has been important for the defense of Stockholm's inlet since Gustav Vasa's time. On the east side we have Byviksfortet and Oscar-Fredriksborg which protected the inlet at Oxdjupet. On the west side there is Rindö Redutt that was protecting the inlet at Kodjupet.
We had a bit of a hard time finding Byviksfortet, it was a bit hidden and anonymous. Once we saw a small sign, we parked on the small forest road and walked in. It is a bit overgrown, and we saw many closed doors and walled windows, we tried with a little imagination to come to what it might once have looked like inside the walls.
Rindö Redutt, the first thing you see when you drive in is that there are a lot of blasting stones around the fortress, it would make it more difficult in the event of a invasion during the active period of the fort. Today you have an artist's studio and craftsmen there.
Oscar-Fredriksborg, is so incredibly beautiful by the water. On such a sunny day, it was so cozy to walk around and look and be able to sit down and have a little picnic break.
The inlet is heavily trafficked at this time of year by boats of all varieties.It would have been exciting to go in and see what the corridors and rooms look like, I have read it should be long tunnels in the rock.
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