Stensjön lakeJune 2, 2017 in Sweden
Tomorrow we'd be meeting Will's sister Sue and our brother in law John at Landvetter airport near Gothenburg. We therefore wanted to stay somewhere close and being Sweden, there happened to be lakeside parking just 20 minutes from the airport!
Stensjön lake is bordered by trees and a few houses. We chose a car park on the edge of a woodland estate. Despite the large numbers of people walking, running and cycling through, it was a quiet place, even when the groups of school children passed by the van! We can't imagine any British class making as little noise as these children did!
Vicky set about cleaning the van and Will kept out of her way! We'd wondered how warm (and feared how cold) the lakes might be up here, but the water was a toasty 19°! Will walked round to the bathing beach and enjoyed a swim and a play with the GoPro camera underwater, although there wasn't much to see under there.
One of Sweden's favourite foods is fish and one of the dishes we miss most is traditional fish'n'chips - (especially those from Netherton Fish Bar) so when evening came about, Will began making them. He can cook a lot of good meals, but the limited space in the van sometimes makes it difficult. We've currently got steamers from two different sets because they fit in the drawers. Unfortunately they don't fit well together and caused Will to spill a pan of hot fat over the hob and drawers. The tissues used to mop it up then set alight and Vicky returned to find them burning happily away on the gravel outside the van door! Needless to say it took significantly more time than planned to get the van spick and span for Sue and John's arrival the next day!Read more