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 A Trip to the Isle of Gotland, Sweden July 2001                                                                          dansk
Fårø seen from Fårøsund, Gotland                                                                                                         © Ole Jacobi July 2001

Saturday 14 July 2001

Breakfast is served at a nearby café, and afterwards we take the small, free of charge, ferry to Fårö which we now have the whole day to explore. The Gotlandsleden takes us in a south-easterly direction through a landscape with scattered trees of many kinds, and at one point we are led to the "English Cemetery" where a contingent of English marines are buried who died of cholera in 1854 at the time of the Crimean War, when there was a French-British naval station in Gotland. Later on, at Bunge Church, we notice the grave of another English cholera victim, Lt. Thomas of a British naval ship in 1854. Officers’ graves are not quite so anonymous as the mens’.

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