Hej, we commenced our trip towards the east coast stopping off in Rattvick to walk out on their beautiful wooden bridge. We don't know the history of the bridge, but we are guessing that it's the people's bridge. It looked to us like it had been sponsored by the people as each wooden lat had a name inscribed on it, some from the town, some from surrounding towns and cities within Sweden and even as far away as England, no sign of an Irish one in there but who ever heard of the Irish buying their way onto a bridge that we don't have to it's bad enough on the toll!!!

We headed off to find a place to where we could be with nature as we had been among people for a long spell. We arrived at the Baltic coast in a place called Osthammr just in time to watch an open Ferry pulling out to take its passengers to a nearby island. Nothing strange about that! except for the fact that the water on either sides of the crossing was frozen with just enough broken up possibly by the constant crossing of the ferry.


The whispering moon.....

Later as we were in search of the right place to spend the night we wittnessed our first full moon since we left home, it was magnificient sight, almost like a sunset, (the pic speaks for itself).We found the most beautiful place to stay alongside a lake just outside the town of Osterbybruk. A very quiet place where the birds sang late into the night, strange sounding ones as we had never heard any like these before, (more investigation required). Next morning we spent several hours enjoyig the solitude in the sunshine, it was Molly heaven, as the snow was deep.

 

We went into the town later where we took this photo of this tree. It was decorated with candy filled eggs and coloured feathers. Most people got out of their cars and stood under it looked up at it before getting on with their business. (We later asked an Irish man living in Sweden, and a Swedish girl the tradition neither seemed to much about it except that it had something to do with Easter, will will seek further!).

FJALLNORA

We then spent a few days in Fjallnora. It is a quiet place at the moment as the season has not begun yet. There are two lakes situated within a forest setting with several walking trails. There is even an area for dogs to bathe. Molly says she will be back when the ice melts. The snow is still deep and she settled for reducing the supply!

So off to Uppsala now, as it is the fourth largest city in Sweden and worth a visit.

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