Fishing and exploring

I have really come to enjoy going out with Tom to fish. Contrary to Germany it is not required to have a general fishing liscence, you only need to buy fishing cards for the lake or area where you are fishing. That makes it very easy to just stop at a place, buy a fishing…

One night outdoors

The other weekend I spent a whole night outdoors, because I wanted to see how dark the nights can get nowadays and if there is some fog on the lakes. Tom accompanied me and we drove to different places to check out the surroundings. We knew that there was gonna be a huge amount of…

Rain rain rain

I have not been so active lately, because I was sick... After many beautiful days and nights in May, with lots of sunlight and blue skies, some rainy days came. I know it might sound strange, but I was very happy about the rain. After all water brings life and fertility to the land and…

Little explorations

For a long time I had wanted to check out a bit more of the other side of the lake Graningesjön. Everytime I drive to or from Solleftea, I come by this one place on the road, where you have an amazing view on the lake and on what seems to be an island. I…

Spring with all its power

After days of darkness the sun finally came back. Of course I had an incredible urge to go out into nature and just enjoy the mild winds and soft warm sunbeams on my face. All trees are exploding in different shades of green and I am amazed to watch it. Soon there will be now…

Hängbro in Bispgården

I finally got to visit the hanging bridge in Bispgården. It was just a small trip but definitely a place I will come back to!We only went for a small walk and thought we should go there. The view around was beautiful, even though it was a dark and cloudy day. The water was flowing…

Bjursjöberget Naturreservat

Recently I visited Bjursjöberget Naturreservat. It is very close to where I live and I have been there before. However it was hard to hike in the winter because of the deep snow in the forest, so I promised to myself to return when the snow has melted. This photo I took at the end…

Water and ice

Before the ice finally melted I took a walk in the forest and up to Grössjön and took some last pictures at the lake while some of the ice was still on it. The forest was finally free of snow, so I was able to walk through the woods around the lake a bit and…

Dödafallet

Closeby, here in the area is a very fascinating place, called "Dödafallet", which roughly translates to "dead falls". It used to be a waterfall behind a lake, but through a catastrophe a few hundred years ago, the water from the whole lake emptied, leaving the lake empty and the waterfall forever quiet. You can read…

Evening Fishing

Now that the days grow longer and warmer, I can learn more fishing techniques than just ice-fishing. At the moment there aren't a lot of mosquitos yet, so it is very cozy to sit by the water and just enjoy the sounds of nature (birds singing, water flowing by, wind gently waft through trees) and…