Winter Solitude

'Winter solitude-  in a world of one color  the sound of wind.' Matsuo Basho         The Mountains - grow unnoticed Their Purple figures rise Without attempt  Exhaustion Assistance or Applause  In Their Eternal Faces  The Sun with just delight  Looks long and last and golden For fellowship at night    Emily Dickinson    ... Continue Reading →

Tresticklan Nationalpark by ski (plus a moose sighting)

There's places where every swede seems to go to, for cross-country skiing or to spend their weekend in a cabin: Åre, Idre, Jämtlandsfjällen. There's other places, far closer to the big cities like Gothenburg, where very few people go. One of those places is definitely Tresticklan Nationalpark. It's pristine, wild, rather easy to reach, but... Continue Reading →

Vildmarksleden

Today we decided to enjoy the cold and the sunshine outdoors and walked a bit on the Vildmarksleden. This trail is 40km long and goes from Hindås to Skatås, close to Gothenburg. We didn't walk all of the trail, of course. After a couple of kilometers we sat down in a shelter, made a fire... Continue Reading →

New Year’s Eve in the forest

I'd rather spend New Year's Eve in the forest than downtown. Instead of going to a party or looking at the fireworks, we spent the last/first night of the year sleeping in a shelter just outside of Gothenburg. I'd chose sitting by the fire with some friends anytime again over the noise of the city... Continue Reading →

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