A day in the archipelago

Beautiful archipelago enviroment

Getting some time off on a warm summer day… What should I be doing?

I guess that you who has followed me for a while can take a guess. When I get time off I go outdoors, hiking or just relaxing. This beautiful May day I went to the archipelago for a short walk.

I hope you also enjoy the views!

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Winter landscape hiking -amazing experience

Winter landscape

First winter landscape 2017… First days with snow, a few weeks passed since Christmas and we finally got our winter:) The sea is, as always, stunning. What can be more amazing than hiking in a sunny winter day? Lot of wonderful light that brings new energy to a tired mind.

I hope you all are able to enjoy the new year and that it started well for you:) I will try to be a more active blogger this year, even if I still studying. BUT I love nature and photography and it makes me happy so I guess its a great way to recover.

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Hiking with a view: Lake Como

Wonderful Lake Como

This summer we went to Lake Como for hiking and enjoying the lake:)

We stayed in a small village: Varenna from where it is possible to do several hiking trips. All trails is a bit demanding, its partly very steep but the views are, of course amazing.

On the first day we went on a boat trip cross the lake to Lenno. We took a small walk around the park surrounding Villa Balbianello. Here you can see the view from one point during the walk.

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Later on during our week in Varenna we was hiking some harder trails. For example we walked above Varenna, passing the Castello di Vizio, ending up in a village called Bellano. Below you can see some views from that trip.

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No place is like home

Home sweet home

Long time no seen… Finally back home:)

This summer have been busy, but in a good way. I have travelled to three countries, I have been in the sun by the pool, I have been hiking by the Como lake, and there have been some city life in London.

My summer has been fantastic. But I’m happy to be home now:) This morning was one of this beautiful August mornings… Haze over the sea and the sun trying to come through. The feeling is unbeatable. I could feel heat from the sun through the haze. The water was completely still, no wind. The only sound was from some fishes hitting the surface.

So I’m back home, and back behind my computer. It will be a busy autumn, but a lot of fun. I’m going to be student and will learn a lot of new things. And of course I will spend some time blogging:)

I hope you all have had some wonderful time this summer and that you all are looking forward to the autumn with anticipation.

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I could hardly see the horizon, all was covered in haze.

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The sun will soon break through the haze

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No sight of the forest at the other side…

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My favorite flower is covered with spiderweb:)

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
View over the water

 

 

Hiking on a cold winter beach

A lovely winter beach.
Another view over the Baltic sea on a cold winter day. The ice is yet not to trust, the water is still open not far from the shore. People that like to skate have to go to the small lakes nearby, this is to dangerous.

But for hiking down the winter beach it’s just amazing to watch and to enjoy all the light the day brings:)

In summertime this place is crowded, its very popular to go here for a swim or to just relax in the sun. Such a contrast, but I love both seasons, this time of the year it gives so much peace to the mind to just walk around and enjoy mother nature.

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Views over three small villages

In Cinque Terre there where, as the name gives us a hint about, five villages. And as I told you in my last post we where hiking between the villages and partly it was som hard trails to walk.

I got three of the villages on photo from some nice viewpoints, you can see them here:

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Vernazza

 

Monterosso

 

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An autumn visit to the sea

Sunny days in October, autumn is showing its best side. A visit to the archipelago makes the soul feel good. The environment is so calm and the light is awesome. Soon November will come and there are seldom sunny days that time of the year. I try to save some light until I get there:)

In Sweden there is vacation for all schools this week, and I have taken some time off too. A great period in the middle of autumn, time for a break and some rest.