Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hiking a long the west coast

The weather is kind of surprising currently. Today it is 20C (70F)and I love it! It is going to stay this way for a few days it seems.I could bike to work without any jacket or sweater. To me that is just great. I know the bitter cold is just around the corner and will not spare us later on. Still fall is here. The days are quickly getting shorter. Now the sun set already before 7 pm. I am feeling a slight panic but there is nothing I can do about it. I really do dread the long dark winter that is approaching.

Well let's turn to something more cheerful. I still have not shown all the pictures from our weekend with our friends when we drove down to the southern west coast of Sweden. We made this really great hike during the day that was 11 Km (about 7 miles). Even if the sky was kind of overcast it was really nice.


We drove two cars and parked one in the small harbor at Kattvik and then continued on with the other car to Torekov where we started our hike.


We walked a long the shore line following the coast past fields with gracing sheep and cows.



To me this is picture really represents southern Sweden with it's open flat landscape.


If I were a cow I would love to walk and enjoy the grass on a field like this one with these kinds of views. I wonder if the cows do find the grass more tasteful here and if they do appreciate the views.


You can tell that the strong winds shape the landscape here.


A beautiful Swan.


Even if I did say that much of the landscape down south is flat and our hike started out on low and flat terrain we faced quite a climb about half way trough. But the view once you got to the top was well worth the effort of the climb.



The typical black and white cows and horses gracing peacefully on the green slopes. Anyone that has seen the commercials on Swedish butter on TV can easily picture this landscape as the hills of the "Bregott factory". I am convinced that they probably did shoot the commercial here.


I fell in love with the many apple orchards. We did stop to buy some apples and apple cider.

When we got back home we were tired but happy. Sitting in front of the fireplace enjoying some wine was just the perfect ending to a great day.


11 comments:

Katarina said...

Vilken trevlig vandring ni gjort. Naturen ser verkligen fin och inbjudande ut för en vandring. Mysigt att gå där med alla åppelträden. Har ni prov smakat äppel cidern som ni köpte?

Kram

Annika said...

Vilken ultraperfekt dag!!
Jag hade gärna varit med.
Ja, det är så gränslöst vackert i den delen av sverige, som en saga. Vi var ju där i somras också...Jag blev djupt impad och vill tillbaka.
NJUT av brittsommaren. Personligen håller jag på att längta ihjäl mig till kyla ;-)
Kram!!!

sapphire said...

Love the sheep with the seagull! He looks like he's contemplating making a nest on the sheep. Hehe.

Linnéa i Colorado said...

Oj, idag kom en drös med uppdateringar på min bloglovin ifrån din blogg. Den måste ha missat dem. Vilka vackra foton Desiree. Du visar det finaste av sverige!

Desiree said...

Katarina, det var riktigt nice :-)
Ja vi har hunnit med att provsmaka äppelcidern som faktiskt var riktigt god. Den var inte kolsyrad så den påminner mer om juice än klassisk cider men väldigt god.
Kram!

Annika, ha ha jag känner igen den där längtan efter kyla som du har. Den hade jag ju också i Alabama men här blir man ju besparad både hetta och fukt så det känns bara skönt med lite brittsommar. Tydligen skulle det bara hålla i sig i tre dagar så man hinner ju inte tröttna. Kylan ligger precis runt knuten. Det börjar bli riktigt vackert med höstfärgerna som kommer mer och mer på träden nu.
Kram!

Sapphire, it sure looks like that. I love that picture as well.

Linnéa, tack. Det finns otroligt mycket fint när man också reser inom Sverige. Jag är så glad att jag fick se och uppleva denna del av Sverige på höstkanten. Jättemysigt.
Kram!

Saltistjejen said...

Vilka ljuvliga höstbilder!!! Och ja du att vara ko och få beta sådär måste vara det bästa kolivet. Jag har sett en del olika kobetesmarker och min klara favorit (om jag vore ko) är att beta på de skotska kusterna med en vidunderlig utsikt. På en mycket nära andrapalts kommer områden kring San Miguel på Azorerna. SÅ VACKERT!!
Kram!!

Lotta said...

Å så njutningsfulla bilder. Du kan det här med att fota, du vet precis hur du ska få det bästa i en bild!

Tänk, imorgon fredag var det en vecka sedan vi sågs. Jag minns känslan den fredagen och vilken härlig dag det var. Önskar vi kunde ta en kaffe klockan fyra tillsammans den här fredagen också.

Kramar!

Desiree said...

Saltis, ha ha allt lite roligt att fundera på vart man skulle vilja beta om man vore ko. både Azorerna och Skottland låter vackert. Har inte varit där men skulle gärna se dessa ställen.
Kram!

Lotta, ja tänk att det redan har gått en vecka sedan vi sågs sist. Jag skulle väldigt gärna fika med dig varje vecka.
:-)
Kram!

Taina said...

Vad märkligt Desiree, även HÄR har min kommentar inte kommit med? Precis som hos Saltis. Konstigt.

Jag tycker i alla fall att bilderna är som tagna ur Bregott reklamen! Underbara helt enkelt!!! Så svenskt (och finskt).

Kram kram

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