Gerade beim fahren über die Bundesstraße ein gigantische Brücke gefunden. Leider mussten wir wo anders lang fahren.
Antje hat wieder Durst.
Swedish Ghost Hunt 😱
With our plan to be inside the Arctic Circle for midsummer we are sticking to the main roads to get the distance covered. Partly as a result of this, much of the (very beautiful) scenery appears similar as we travel; lakes, bridges, the sea and a corridor cut through forests with the occasional wildflower meadow, red painted house or a settlement.
Svartvik had a large car park overlooking the Gulf of Bothnia, the stretch of sea separating Sweden and Finland. There was a café and display of an old steam engine and large boat, as well as picnic tables and a sea wall. Over the course of the day many people came to run, cycle, walk and several other vans parked alongside us. The day was sunny but not too hot so after Will had fished, we sat out on the grass with Poppy and Vicky got to work making a replacement waterproof bed for her. The Swedes certainly like to make the most of the summer and a couple had brought their BBQ along. They got it going just before the rain came and we were more than a little impressed when, at this point, they brought out their umbrellas and a rug to keep them warm and dry and saw it through to the end!Read more
Having said yesterday that much of the scenery was similar, today we crossed a striking suspension bridge over a deep fjord. Its red painted metal reminded us a little of the Forth Road Bridge. We were able to park at a rest area overlooking it for lunch.
The road took us close to the sea but we never got to see its full expanse because of the deeply serrated nature of the shoreline and the many headlands and islands extending out into the Gulf. We were also never quite sure whether it was the sea, because there were lakes and sea on both sides as we crossed many smaller bridges.
We hadn't programmed Docksta in to the sat nav but we saw it as we passed and felt compelled to turn around and go back to it. The car park was mainly for the passenger ferry that did island hopping tours a couple of times a day. A wide grassy strip and a low rocky sea wall separated the cars from the shallow water. Although the bay was connected to the open sea, it was bordered with low hills everywhere we could see.
Will went for a quick dip then took the canoe and fishing line and spent a happy few hours floating around. Vicky had been feeling pretty low, so sat out with Poppy (and some chocolate) doing her knitting.
On Will's explorations he had discovered a pier with picnic tables and a wood burner with a grill. Chopped wood was provided so we got some sausages and buns from the little supermarket nearby and had ourselves a BBQ and beer. Vicky was feeling a lot better by this point and even more so as we chatted away on the phone to her brother and our friend Ade.
It is still so light when we go to bed that after Vicky had settled down for some shut eye, Will went out and did some more fishing.Read more
You might also know this place by the following names:
Västernorrlands län, Vaesternorrlands laen, Västernorrland