Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Waterfalls and camping in the flat!

On Saturday we took Daniel's parents to see the waterfall just across the road from our flat. The waterfall is dammed up nowadays (photo above) and boats use the man-made canal instead, but during the summer the sluice gates are opened and the water is released down the falls again. It is mainly a tourist attraction but it also powers the local powerstation.
When the gates are opened over 300,000 litres rush through every second so it is easy to see why the canal and lock system were built!

While checking the times for the waterfall on the internet I also came across this video all about where we live if anyone is interested - we thought it was quite amusing they made a tourist film about such a small town!

After taking Daniel's parents to the airport for their flight back home we headed to our new flat in Gothenburg where we camped out for the night! We've not taken any of our furniture down there yet so we had a duvet on the floor as a sofa and slept on an air-matress with sleeping bags, but it was great to be there and start to plan where everything will go when we move in properly.

I had yesterday off work, so spent a nice lazy day in the sunshine exploring our new neighbourhood. Below is a shot of Haga Nygata which is a pedestrian street lined with interesting shops and cafes just 2 minutes walk from our new flat. It was so nice just to wander round in the sunshine planning which bars and resturants we will be visiting when we move there!


At 5:19 PM, Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Seems your flat has a big space. Nice to decorate.

At 6:00 AM, Blogger Connie and Rob said...

You look so pretty in your photo!

Looks like you are going to have so much fun with your new flat. I know you are going to have it looking beautiful. Love your little street. It is great to have everything so close to you.

Take care,

At 9:09 AM, Blogger Anna said...

Floating World Views referred me to this site a few months ago (S & I went to school together in Sydney). My fiancé is from Vänersborg (but living in Sydney) and used to work at Saab in Trollhättan too (his other siblings are at Volvo in Göteborg!). I love reading about your Swedish experiences. It’s good preparation for when we finally move there. Anna

At 7:26 PM, Blogger Cooth said...

Great blog! I am obsessed with all things Swedish right now. I'm looking forward to more posts! And backwards to catch up.

At 4:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

woooow! u look like an angel!! ^^
sleeping bags are great idea!
your bf seems to have a lot of fun in this photo..lol
lovely neighbourhood too!
oh thank u very much for the amazing waterfall.
u too have a fab weekend, helen-chan!!

At 6:25 PM, Blogger verniciousknids said...

I love that "We're talking about world class technical know-how" was prefaced by the paper plane and that Godzilla made a brief appearance ;)


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