The Swedish Riviera

We visited our Swedish family in one day! I wouldn’t do it again though… Not in one day. The train connections were close and we missed the non-stop from Copenhagen, so we had to take one train to Malmö and then transfer to another one, which goes up the coast to Gothenburg. This took a good half a day…  On the way back we missed our train again and had to wait for an hour.

It was wonderful to see my family though, except that my cousin Yolinda slammed her finger in a sliding door that day and ended up in the hospital. So, it wasn’t all good…

The weather was wonderful. Dave’s been telling me that I’m really too much of a Seattlelite still, complaining about the weather all the time and that I need to become more Scandinavian and just deal. I will work on that.

In the meantime, I was very pleased with the sunny and warm day we had during our visit to Sweden.

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The little town of Falkenberg, where my family lives, explodes into a tourist destination during each summer. The beach here is wide and the sand is soft and plentiful. Vacationers flock here to stay in the little summer cabins and endless stretches of mobile campers.

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There are lovely sandy dunes that stretch for miles (or rather – kilometers).

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The water is shallow for quite a while – I am told – and the beachgoers, mostly children, take a dip.

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But no, the water is not warm.

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Though it is beautiful.

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It takes considerable climbing skills to be a lifeguard at this beach.
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Enjoying some delicious locally made ice cream with my cousin Camilla and the kids.

 

 

 

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