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My father's adventurers at the world's oceans
The years
1937 to 1945


Content:

  1. Overview of the oceans he crossed and the ships
  2. Overview of the oceans he crossed and the ships
  3. Overview of the oceans he crossed and the ships
Text på Svenska språket Brittish language

Inledning:

Min far Evert gav sig ut till sjöss redan när han var 18 år gammal. Han kom från Västgötaslätten, så avlägset havet man kan tänka sig. Han lämnade Helås i 17 årsåldern och gav sig av till den närliggande byn Bäreberg. Han hade fått arbete där på en mekanisk verkstad, hans far Gustaf hade kanske ordnat det då en smed på Bäreberg verkstad hade varit lärling hos Gustaf tidigare. Arbetet varar ett halvår och därefter ger han sig vidare till Kungälv vid västkusten, nu har det hunnit blivit oktober och han hade nu fyllt 18 år. 18 år var man tvungen att vara för att få hyra på fartyg, annars krävdes påskrift av föräldrarna. Härifrån Kungälv sökte han via sjömansförmedlingen en plats ombord på något fartyg. Medan han väntar på att få ett arbete bor han i ett tält, syskonen blir förfärade med tanken på kylan så här års. Sent i oktober år 1937 blir han påmönstrad som Jungman och kan ge sig ut på sina äventyr.


Day I: Hersonissos:

Arlanda Sweden:

One week at Crete, Hersonissos

We left home about 3 pm. This time we chose a charter flight, the Apollo. Normally we buy the flight separate from the hotel, but this time we find it very attractive. Our aircraft are waiting for us.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

After 4 hours flight we closing in to Crete and we landed about 1 am in the early morning. We also this time had booked a bus transfer because of the late arrival. The airport was close to Heraklion in northern Crete and our hotel was nearby Eastern of Hersonissos, a small village close to the beach. It's a bit confusing about the names of cities down here, another name is Chersonisou and then you have the Greek name also.

At Wikipedia you find more information about Crete:


Thalia hotel:

When arriving to the hotel Thalia where we stay we got some information and our key to the room. Took the elevator up to floor one where our room lay with a street view. The clock was almost 3 am until we got to bed.

After we had eaten the breakfast we took a walk around in the hotel. From the upper part we see this view over the ocean.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

In the opposite direction south we have a view over the mountain. Up there are three lovely small villages that we visited the following days.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

Now we were hungry, we take the stairs down to the breakfast room.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

Here is the breakfast room, the breakfast was a buffet where we could get everything we wished for.


Hersonissos:

One week at Crete, Hersonissos

First walk outside the hotel, down to the beach.

At Wikipedia you find more information about Hersonissos:


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

Map over Hersonissos:

We lived just southeastern of the Aquaworld Aquarium close to the beach at the map.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

This first day we had about 28 Celsius degrees. The same temperature we had this hot summer in Sweden. Too much, 20 to 25 Celsius degrees is more our preferred temperature!


One week at Crete, Hersonissos


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

All the way along the beaches there are restaurants, the view from them are fantastic.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

This first day was the only when we see a lot of people bathing. Maybe they felt the following days lower temperature was too low.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

This old wooden boat look fantastic, what a project to do a renovation of a boat like that. It looks to have been manufactured in the 1960s. Anybody who knows which model it is, Italian, American?


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

The pirate ship Black Rose, there are always these popular pirate ships at tourist places.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

Here at the pier we turned around and walked back.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

An old Greek fishing boat, we where not sure if they still used it or if it was only here to have something nice to look at from the old days.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

Lazy cat.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

The restaurants and the hotels are built almost all the way down to the beach.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

The Beach Buggy and the quad look exiting. When we asked about the price to rent a Beach Buggy we got the answer, they where almost three times as expensive as an ordinary car to rent. Later we rent a Jeep instead.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

Our hotel's pool, we never saw many people here, all people were at the beaches or the restaurants.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

Nice decoration in the fountain, maybe salvaged from a shipwreck.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

The Eastern part of the beach.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

This is one of the roads that lead up to the mountain with the three old small villages. We didn't walk all the way up this first evening. More about them later.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

Back to the hotel and our balcony, it could be a bit noisy sometimes, but we got used to it.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

The second walk, these time at the evening when all the neon lights up.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

Ice cream shop.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

This restaurant had the tables placed almost out in the ocean, terrific, here we got our first dinner.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

A cheese plate with meat to share.


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

Can you hear the waves rolling in?


One week at Crete, Hersonissos

This evening there was a full Moon to look at.

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Day II: Knossos and Heraklion

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