Hiking outdoors: Weekend recreation

Time for recreation and recovery

Last weekend we finally got out hiking, after a long winter. This winter I have been studying full time and working, also full time. That means hardly no time for recovery. I have been longing for some time of, and finally I have got it:)

We planned for a hike during to days on Sormlandsleden, a 1000 km long hiking trail in magic landscape. We brought a tent for camping and took of. Absolute, 100 procent freedom -for me. We crossed through the forest, passed near some cows in a meadow. The main part of this trail (we walked 18 km) was following the coast by the Baltic sea, which mean some awesome views.

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We found a calm and silent place to camp, far from the nearest house. Close to the sea and with a small beach just beside our camp site.

A calm evening, and we spent some time just relaxing and reading.

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The most amazing experience on this hike was waking up to a clear, blue sky. The only thing that broke the silence was some birds:)

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The weekend was awesome and we will do it again as soon as possible! Camping in nature brings magic to a tired soul:)

Cold April -wonderful skies

Cool skies in April

The best thing about April and the cold, unstable weather is the great clouds… I love the skies in April, it never bores me:) Lot of clouds and some sun shining through. That makes it all a bit dramatic and fun to catch. One second its sunny, the next its raining. And between its just clouds with some sun lighting them up, awesome if you ask me.

This evening I was on a small hiking tour and caught some clouds, but unfortunately its not many photos that looks like I planned… It was a bit windy and there was a lot of unsharp branches in my pictures. Here you can see two of the pics from the hiking, in my opinion the best once.

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A blue ocean in the forest

Time of in the blue

I selldom get out in the forest these days. I’m very busy, working and studying full time… Not much photos or blogging… I will be back in about sex weeks, when school is of for the summer. I hope you stay and return here when I have mor time again.

I must say, I’m happy to see all visitors on my posts, thank you!

Well, last Sunday I took some time of to visit the forest. I know a place where the ground is all blue with the small flower hepatica. I love their color and they are rare flowers here so I’m happy to see so many of them:)

After my walk I felt happy and filled with a lot of new energy, I should do this more often… !

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Good morning sunny day

Like the first sunny day…

Every new day is just that… NEW and every sunny morning feels like e new beginning, filled with promises. A new sunny day!

I love getting up early, also when I have days off.

Last weekend (on Easter eave) I got up early and walked out into the sunny morning. The calmness was overwhelming and the world was as beautiful as ever. Love the calm water and the fragile light. Love the haze and the fresh, crispy morning air.

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View over the water
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Lonely reflection by the sea

Wonderful place to be lonely

Watching the sea is always calming. There’s nothing more comforting and relaxing than walking on an empty beach or stepping out on the stone path leading to the water. Some time spent lonely by the sea is well invested time, always.

Early spring is a great time for this. No people out on the beaches, no people in the archipelago.

Just time alone, time for reflection and recover. Just what I need after a long dark winter.

What is you favorite place for reflection?

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Season

Time for a new Season

Hopeful times ahead… For me this is the time of the year when the light slowly returns after some month hidden in darkness. Soon spring will arrive and the sun starts to warm up the frozen ground. Lovely times are coming. This week the children in Sweden have a week of. Many people go to the north skiing. It ‘s usually a great time to be outside, warming sun and some snow, a lot of light for us who haven’t had any for a while:)

To see more entries in this weeks challenge, please click here.

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Spotting a mirage a cold day

A mirage by the horizon

Magnificent seaview, all covered in frost and ice. In the horizon I can spot some islands, a mirage makes them look like they are floating. Looks a bit fuzzy, like if I couldn’t see clear. I guess it’s because of the very cold weather that day.

We are now expecting some rainy days but I hope winter will get back one more time before spring arrives. I love spring but I don’t like a rainy winter and it will be two more months until spring is here. Until then I would love to have cold and snowy days!

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