Explorations

For a few days, I drove around quite a bit to explore the area around where I was staying in Sweden and see the different landscapes this place had to offer. I followed some small streets and found little creeks and lakes in the middle of the forest. The sun was shining so bright, that…

Lunar Eclipse

A few days ago a spectacular event took place: A full lunar eclipse and a so called "blood moon". Of course that was something I definitely didn't want to miss! So I went to the Skeppsmalen coast with a beautiful lighthouse, to see the blood moon rise above the ocean. What I hadn't thought of…

Skuleskogen Nationalpark II

I'm writing this now after a long and exciting day. We went hiking in the Skuleskogen Nationalpark again and took the south entry this time. We went to see Slåttdalsskreva and took the hiking trail over Slåttdalsberget to get there. It was super hard to  go all the way up, especially since the way soon led out…

Into the forest

Yesterday evening I drove around a bit to explore the area around Örnsköldsvik. I found this remote road, leading deep into the forest. I stoped the car and got out to explore a bit of the forest nearby. It was beautiful in the evening light of the (seemingly) soon setting sun. After spending some time…

Skuleskogen Nationalpark

Today I went to explore Skuleskogen nationalpark, south of Örnsköldsvik. It is an amazing place with many different views. There is a lot of forest, but also very rocky terrain, which offers an entirely different flora and fauna. Usually this area is very humid and full of water, but there is a drought in Sweden…

Finally

Finally finally finally I can say that I am in Sweden again! Yesterday I took a flight from Germany to Stockholm and drove all the way up to Örnsköldsvik! It was so interesting to take the same road as we did last winter and see how different the landscape looks with just a few months…

Mild summer nights

Those mild summer nights are the most beautiful times of the year! Hearing the noise of chirring crickets and croaking frogs accompanies the change of light so well. I love just being outdoors, listening to those sounds, feeling the mild air on my skin and watching the sky change its colors from blue to yellow,…

Cozy evenings

Even though it is the middle of summer, I can't help but think back to the last winter I had. Maybe, because the weather this year is so unusually hot, that I long for the cold and quiet of winter. Never had I ever seen that much snow in only a few months! It started…

Sonnenaufgangswanderung

Kürzlich bin ich mit meinen Wanderfreunden außerplanmäßig wandern gewesen. Wir waren nicht auf dem Sauerland Höhenflug unterwegs, sondern sind aus zeitlichen Gründen in der Heimat geblieben und einen wunderbaren kurzen Wanderweg in Ratingen gelaufen. Unser Ziel dabei war es, den Sonnenaufgang mitzuerleben und quasi mit der Sonne den Tag zu beginnen. Der Sonnenaufgang ist aktuell…

Etappe 2 des Sauerland Höhenflugs

Vor ein paar Wochen wanderte ich mit meiner üblichen Runde die 2. Etappe des Sauerland Höhenflugs. Nachdem wir ja den Neanderlandsteig nach langer Zeit abgeschlossen hatten, war uns klar, dass wir ein neues Projekt, mit möglichst vielen Etappen brauchten und nach langem Beratschlagen entschieden wir uns für den Sauerland Höhenflug. Die erste Etappe wanderten die…