Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Glimpse of Sweden's Largest Lake

We spent the Midsummer day  (June 23)  on the road.  From Dalarna, we moved forward on our journey, heading southwest. Our target destination was Lysekil, a cape city located along the fringes of Sweden's west coast. To get there, we had to pass through many towns and cities, forests and lakes. One of these lakes is Vänern, the largest lake in the country.

We were supposed to set up tent in a camping site here, but since we still had ample time to get to Lysekil and the camping site we found here didn't really suit us, being too commercialized and modernized and lacking the "feel" of nature, we opted to go camping in Lysekil.

And so we just stepped along the shoreline of the lake, breathed in its vastness and serenity, felt the coldness of its water, and took a few pictures. The lake is so big that we could not see the other end. It actually looked like a sea.

After satisfying my curiosity and desire to come in touch with the country's largest lake, we kept going westward to the sea. And I took this one last shot of the lake.

Lysekil is a stunning place which is completely different from any other places in Sweden.

(to be continued in my next blog)