This holiday cottage is more modern and spacious.
We are now in the area close to the Tiveden National Park, between two Sweden's larges lakes, Vanern to the north and Vattern to the south of us. They are so large that the Swedes call them seas.
The weather has not been wonderful. Despite the sunshine in my last pictures, most of the time we had a very cold, strong winds.
Here in the forest it feels much calmer. And after what we hear about the horrendous weather back in UK, we are not complaining. We can always turn the heating up.
Some of the pictures from our walks close to the cottage.
Not far from us is a place called Forsvik, on the Gota Canal. Gota Canal links number of lakes and rivers to create a route from the west coast to the east coast of Sweden. There is an interesting Industrial Museum in Forsvik, which we visited in the past,
This time we have come here just to sit and watch the traffic on the canal, on the warm sunny day. The locks can get quite busy in the summer,
as can numerous road bridges.
Wooden houses of Mariestad
and Gota Canal joining lake Vanern in Sjotorp,