Lake George

Lake George
Lake George - from Tongue Mtn Range - 11/11/2011

Monday, November 23, 2015

Kullaberg Nature Reserve - Skane County - Sweden - 11/13/15

On our way from Gothemberg Sweden to Copenhagen Denmark, we made a delightful stop to the Kullaberg Nature Reserve, in the Municipality of Haganas near the town of Molle.  It had been raining during the drive and we were anxious to get outside.  Just as we got off the E6 to look at the windmill pictured below, the rain ended and the sun started to come out.

Another windmill

We made a spur of the moment decision to head out on the peninsula to Kullen Point and the Kullen Point Lighthouse.  This lighthouse is the most powerful in Scandinavia and it was built in 1900.  Prior to reaching the point, there is a whole network of hiking trails. 

Nick and Lindsay weathering rain and a fierce wind squall. 

Another brief storm coming in.

Kullen Lighthouse.
Kullen point is a rocky picturesque point well worth a visit.  Just as we started out to the point, an impressive wind/rain storm passed through that lasted less than 5 minutes, then the sun came out again.

In addition to the powerful Kullen light on the cliff, there is a small lighthouse on the extremity of the point.  It provided a great backdrop for the pictures and provided a great buffer location to escape the wind.

We rambled and scrambled until we had had explored a good amount of the point, when we jumped back in the car to finish our journey to Copenhagen.

Perhaps the lightkeepers house.

This was a picture of a sign showing a nice aerial view of the peninsula.

Fantastic location.

Northern Archipelago of Gothenburg (Ockero Kommun) - Sweden - 11/12/15

After spending Wednesday 11/11 exploring the downtown heart of Gothenburg, we spent Thursday 11/12 at the Volvo Museum in the morning then headed for the islands of the Northern Archipelago of Gothenburg.

Over 12,000 people live on the 10 islands of the Northern Archipelago.  Cars can be taken on the islands and ferries run on a regular basis to shuttle people and cars.  We first headed to the southern most island (Hono).  

I climbed to the high point of the island for a scenic 360 degree view.  The 11 pictures below are mostly taken from this location. 

There was strong wind here at the southwestern tip of Hono.

Beautiful houses (both year round and summer houses).

Very picturesque.

Next we traveled to the northern most island (Roro) to trek around on the largest nature reserve in the northern archipelago.  We were blessed with a sunny afternoon and it was gorgeous. 

An assortment of lost and found shoes.

We passed rolling hills, rocky crags and pebbly beaches.  What was not to like?  Nothing!  We spent the afternoon roaming around and taking it all in.  

A network of trail are woven through the Reserve.  We followed portions of the blue trail and the orange trail.  We didn't see a single person while on the trails.  While we were hiking I was pondering how busy these islands must get in the summertime.  I can only imagine that there are throngs of people.  I'd be kayaking if I were here in the summer.   

It wouldn't be hard to boat and hike and wander these 10 islands for a week.  Darkness came to soon on our afternoon and we made our way back to the car glad we got to see this spot, but wishing we had more time.

Lindsay's classic pose.

She was waiting for me to take the picture so she could move and get warm again. 

An aerial view of the northern archipelago