When you live in the city and think of sound, you tend to think of the dull roar of constant traffic and other types of noise pollution. But I am lucky in my location. Instead, there are two primary sounds that I associate with summer: seagulls and ferry boat horns. The first sound drives me a bit crazy, while I love the other.
The seagulls often start their very loud squawking around 3 am, a sound which does not make them particularly endearing to me. The cacophony from these dinosaur rodents with wings wakes me up. Robert, on the other hand, loves the noise. Go figure.
Meanwhile, the whistle of the steamships is a welcome song of summer to me. From May through September, I hear the steam boats signalling their journey on Lake Mälaren from City Hall to Drottingholm Castle. I love the sound and I love seeing the boats go past my window. They are a fantastic reminder of good trips to come on the archipelago.