Monday, July 31, 2006

Start of the holidays!

Saturday was the beginning of our 2 week summer holiday in Sweden. We were going to go camping in Skåne, on the south coast of Sweden like last year, but the weather forecast said rain, rain, rain everyday so we have decided instead to stay in Gothenburg and explore a bit closer to home.

On Saturday there was bright sunshine despite the weather forecast so we jumped on a tram and went to the fishing village of Saltholmen. We spent a beautiful sunny day lazing around reading on the rocks and I also plucked up the courage to go swimming in the sea - brrrrr! No photos of Saltholmen I'm afriad as I forgot to pack my camera!

On Sunday we went for a wander round the park up the road and managed to discover some penguins and seals!

We also saw the Daddy elk that I spotted a few weeks ago sunbathing with his calf (below).

Across the road from the park is Gothenburgs Botanical Gardens which were built in 1910. It was really nice to wander round in the sunshine and forget you were in the middle of town!

I thought this pavilion looked like the one in the Sound of Music that Liesel dances round with Rolf! Daniel wouldn't do the dance with me though!


At 4:10 PM, Blogger verniciousknids said...

Shame on Daniel for not allowing you to have a Rolf & Liesel moment!

At 2:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

awww~ cute lil penguin!!! ^o^
it really looks like the Sound of Music! the waterfall is beautiful too!!
pls dont forget to pack your camera next time when u go to swim. haha~

At 12:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how very nice!

At 3:33 AM, Blogger FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Awesome pictures. Ohhhhh what wonderful flowers. Such a lovely place to just sit around and just do nothing but breathing fresh air.

At 4:06 AM, Blogger rocks said...

great photos. I love the gardens, they look just like's nice to dream, isn't it? :)

have fun on your holiday!


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