Thank you very much for your good wishes and concerns. I am not a mobile blogger, so my pictures have been stored in my camera, waiting to be downloaded and sorted on my return.
I will try to share some of them with you. As I am using my blog as a journal, bare with me.
It is a late afternoon, 31 May, and after some 200 miles drive to Harwich, on the east coast, we are waiting to board an 18 hour ferry to Denmark, final destination: Sweden. As we are no longer able to take a direct ferry to Sweden or Norway, this has been the only route to reach Sweden from UK by car for the past few years.
The crossing was bad, by anybody's standard. The nearly empty breakfast restaurant was a proof of that, with most people preferring to stay in the comfort of their cabin, me including. DH is much better at this then I am.
By midday we arrived in Denmark, to a windy and a cold drive across, stopping only when necessary. Early evening, a short ferry crossing and we are in Sweden. A couple of hours later we are there, our holiday home for the first week of our stay in Sweden.
This little wooden cottage, dating from around 1920, is being lovingly looked after my the owners, Erik and his wife, who live by the lake across the road, in this small settlement.
Some pictures from the inside of the cottage.
This area, in the southwest of Sweden, is called Halland, an area we have not explored before.
It has a long coastline, with some spectacular and empty beaches, seaside towns like Falkenberg and Halmstad, but also, like in most of Sweden, forests and wild flower meadows. And, by our standard, empty roads.
Lots of Viking history, some of it right here on our doorstep.
And of course, some shopping. One of our shopping trips is to a small town of Horred, where Ekelund, the famous weavers, are based. In their lovely shop I stocked up with some of their beautiful table linen.
Soon our first week was up, it was time to move on.