Friday, May 05, 2006

Smögen

Spring seems to have forgotten to come to the West of Sweden as we have gone straight from winter to full blown summer! Last week we were all wrapped up in big winter coats and hats with the very last of the snow melting, and this week there is suddenly baking hot summer sunshine and we're wearing shorts and t-shirts! All very strange but we're not complaining!

To make the most of our new summer weather we went to Smögen with Daniel's parents for a BBQ. Smögen is a beautiful little fishing village on the West coast and is one of our favourite places in Sweden. It is made up of small brightly painted fishing huts...



...and a wooden landing stage (apparently the longest in Europe!) which is lined by boats on one side and little gift shops and cafes on the other.




After a wander round the shops we settled on a spot right on top of the rocks for a BBQ and a spot of sunbathing!!




The rocks in Smögen are amazingly soft and smooth, which is due to the Ice Age glaciers melting and the water running down over the rocks for so many years. You often find a little stone in the middle of a big hole in the rocks - the holes are called 'Giants Cauldrons' and were caused by huge stones rolling round and round on the rocks as the glaciers melted.



(Marie - be sure to stop here on your trip up the West Coast!)

6 Comments:

At 12:27 PM, Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Helen,
It looks glorious there. To be able to go and see scenery like this for the weekend is just beyond my imagination. We are lucky to see a nice park. Sometimes I feel like I am missing out on so much.

Thanks for sharing your lovely photos and letting me see through your eyes for a while.

Take care,
Connie

 
At 12:52 PM, Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

You've really got wonderful photos to share. It looks like postcards.

 
At 9:23 PM, Blogger Marie said...

It's already on the list, which is so long now that I fear it will take us years to get to all of the places! Lars-Göran has been to Smögen before, but I've only seen photos and yes, it looks beautiful. I can't wait to get there.

We've also had summer weather on the east coast, though they are saying that it will change to rain on Thursday :(

Wonderful photos, Helen.

 
At 7:53 AM, Blogger Mark Base said...

Just stopped by to greet a fellow expat in Sweden.
Hope you don't mind if I put a link to here on my blog - I like it.

Enjoy...

 
At 1:11 PM, Blogger Baby Angel said...

The sceneries look beautiful :) Thanks for sharing those moments.

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger verniciousknids said...

Okay, now Smogen is on my ever-expanding list of places I want to visit! And I enjoyed the Giants Cauldrons story :D

 

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