Yes, your editor can’t seem to avoid such things…
It turns out that a significant part of Utö Island is also a military testing site and weapons range.
I noticed the signs first:
And then we stumbled upon the military base itself:
I was rather shocked to be freely walking around and exploring the military base of a NATO member. I knew that Sweden was not uptight but, fucking hell, I could have walked off with all manner of weapons and equipment:
One of the weapons ranges alongside the base:
Naturally, The Velvet Rocket was compelled to investigate the test site and other weapons ranges.
Entering the test site:
Some targets near the entrance were waiting to be placed in position:
There isn’t much to stop one from venturing in… Well, aside from an appeal to common sense:
Back in the woods are a number of bunkers:
And observations posts:
And observation towers:
And, of course, a hell of a lot of unexploded ordnance:
And targets that have been shot to hell:
Despite its small size, Utö truly has something for everyone:
Part 3 is here.