Someone’s backyard

Could you imagine having this as your ‘backyard’? You hop in your boat and you can go just about…anywhere! Surrounded by lots of trees and water (and I’m sure mosquitoes too!), what a beautiful place to live! It’s surely something else than my balcony made of concrete, even though I enjoy sitting there too 😉

Camp with a view

In 2008, I travelled to Sweden for the first time. It was an outdoorsy holiday with things like bushcrafts, canoeing and hiking. We stayed in the beautiful province of Dalarna in a tiny place called Venjan. My absolute highlight of the week was a two-day, 36 km hike along the Vasaloppsleden trail. It was beautiful!…

You live, you learn

The Fjällräven Classic, it’s been well over a year ago that I participated in this daunting trek. No, I didn’t finish the trekking, but I’ve finally made my peace with it. Had I known then what I know now, I would have done a lot of things differently. I suppose that is what life is all about:…

Shine

So I really love sunsets. I love the way the sun shines on the clouds with that warm evening light. I love how the sun shines on features in the landscape. I took this shot during the Fjällräven Classic in Swedish Lapland last August. We camped near the second checkpoint at Singi. What an end…

The great outdoors

Here is a shot I took during the Fjällräven Classic in Swedish Lapland last August. See the people hiking on the trail? That’s for scale! 😉 The mountains were huge and the landscape very impressive! Even though I didn’t finish the trek, in the back of my mind I’m still thinking ‘what if I gave…

Tent with a view

In this post I mentioned the trekking I participated in in Swedish Lapland last August. The landscape was nothing short of impressive! Very rugged, very beautiful. During the trekking, we had to carry all of our equipment and we had to camp. My friend borrowed a sturdy tent from her sister and we slept very…

Fjällräven Classic

Last August, a friend and I participated in the Fjällräven Classic, a 110 km trek through the mountains of Swedish Lapland. The organisation by Fjällräven was excellent. The trek ran from Nikkaluokta to Abisko, passing Sweden’s highest mountain: mount Kebnekaise. On the photo you can see the mountain range in the distance. We were having a break…

Grövelsjön

This time I’m posting a photo from Sweden. After a trekking in Lapland, I spent a bit of time travelling around. I decided to go to Grövelsjön, in the beautiful province of Dalarna, Sweden. On the bus to the Mountain Station, we came across a few reindeer! Awesome! During breakfast, I saw a baby reindeer outside…