Spirit of Discovery blog
After a 4 hour transit through the Swedish archipelago, which was stunning, Spirit of Discovery arrived in the downtown area and berthed near the ferry terminal in this magnificent city.
Today I accompanied our guests on a tour to the Vasa Museum. It’s probably my 10th visit here or so; I certainly enjoy the history of this ship. It displays the only intact 17th century warship that has ever been recovered. It sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. Preserved by the brackish waters of the Baltic for over 300 years, it is 98% original and complete. An amazing spectacle.
You cannot go on the ship, but it can be viewed from all levels from the old graving dock that she is encapsulated in. Thousands of artefacts, displays, movies etc. really make this a fantastic way to spend a few hours.
Captain Darin Bowland, MSc
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