A day trip to take the hike around the island of Dyrön.
We decided to take the day off, enjoy the warm weather that finally came back and take a day hike.
There are many islands on the west coast you can easily reach with one of the ferries from the main land at the cost of a bus ticket. Such a good way to explore new places!
We decided for Dyrön, 15 minutes ferry ride outside Tjörn and it´s trail Dyröleden. Approximately 6 km around, but a lot of up and down hill, sometimes close to climbing, so the legs got good training!
The scenery! Amazing! It´s so beautiful you can hardly believe it, and a constantly changing view. Here we see the island of Åstol.
The trail took us to beautiful hidden bays with crystal clear water, through a small forest and high up on top of the island. But the most exciting part...
...was when the path took us down through this ravine, almost not shoulder wide at the most narrow part! Absolutely stunning!
When coming home, we were all pretty tired and very happy for a great experience. The rest of the evening we were hanging around on the terrace sipping freshly made black currant lemonade.
In autumn, when the days start to get a little bit chilly and time on the beach definitely is over, it is time for the woods.
In the forest, surrounded by the sounds of nature itself and nothing else, the soul really can breathe. Where the moss lies century thick over the rocks and the trees proudly reaches towards the sky.
I am trying to squeeze in as many forest walks as possible this time of year to really fill up the inside pantry with as much images of the forest stillnes as I can. To use in the dark days of winter to come.
... and then, home, light up Stumpastaken with lots of candles and a teapot on warming.
Autumn at it´s very very best!
Rest when you're weary. Refresh and renew yourself, your body, your mind, your spirit. Then get back to work.
. Ralph Marston
We all need to load the batteries in between times of much work. The best way to recollect energy is probably different for everyone, but I strongly believe in nature and fresh air.
Like the day from the photos above.
We had a short break and spent the weekend in Mellbystrand where Kims mom lives. In summer Sweden´s longest beach is full of people sunbathing and playing, but wintertime it is endless peace and quiet with the soft breeze from the ocean.
After walking until our minds were calm and our legs were tired, we turned around, now the wind on the other side of our cheeks.
Then we headed home where we were served danish pancaces and coffee.
An exceptional mini break from all computer buzz and warehouse stress.
Refreshed and rejuvenated we could then go back to work, filled with energy.
Don´t forget to rest. Rest is not lazieness, it is crucial for our long term well being.
Since we live on the west coast of Sweden, this is where we usually spend our weekends and holidays. The beauty just around the corner makes it hard to leave. But. We took a trip to the east coast for a change and completely fell in love with Öland.
Swedens second biggest island, with top score of sun hours (this is important to every Swede...) and so much to do. We will definetely be back. Soon!
The variety of the landscape, the ocean, the farmland and of course the windmills, spread out just about everywhere. There is really something new to discover around every corner.
We can especially recommend Capellagården, the school once founded by famous Swedish furniture designer Carl Malmsten. Lovely environement, beautiful gardens, inspiring in every way.
And yes, they have a cafe. Check out their opening hours here:
Ölands unique world heritage landscape called Alvaret, is another reason to visit. When travelling north on the island, suddenly the landscape changes and becomes something completely different. Wild, flat and with a vegetation all of its own. Amazing!
Another benefit of Öland, is that we have one of our facories there producing our trays and cuttingboards. With a location like that, we will most likely go visit more often!
Kim is originally Danish with a Norwegian mother and Veronica is all Swedish. We live on the west coast of Sweden and run the design brand Born in Sweden with a true love to the all Scandinavian lifestyle.
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