Sep 6, 2008

Bensin in the blood!

It's almost a week since i came back from a weekend at Djurönäset, some 40 km from Stockholm, in the swedish archipelago. There was i invited as guest of Svenska Interpress AB, together with 50 other persons, at the company's annuall "kick off", taking part at the happenings and covering photographically the meeting.

The second day of the meeting, early in the morning and after a hard days work, a "hard night" at the club of the Conference Centre and just 3-4 hours of sleep, were we all invited to go to the boat house, near the water, where a surprise was waiting for us; we would all have a sightseeing tour at the archipelago, travelling at 60 knots!!!

Boy, such a way to really wake up!!!
Wow! what an experience!!!

I shall not describe the feeling of the speed, the air wheeping the face, the sharp and painfull turns of the boat at such high speeds or the beauty and the colours of the nature that morning.

But i need to describe the feeling of the"melody" of the 2 turbo charged Mercury "monsters" of 300 hp each, that were singing (or rather screaming) just half a meter behind my head!

It was wonderful!!! :-)))

And just to paraphrase Lieutenant Colonel Bill Kilgore's "Napalm" epical speech in "Apocalypse Now": "... "You smell that? Do you smell that? Bensin, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of bensin in the morning." 

Ha, ha, ha!  :-))
Yeah! Bensin in the blood! :-))

(the pictures were taken by Metin and Maria, with their compact cameras, and i played a little with the photos in Ps)

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