Allemansr├Ątten, or the Right of Public Access, is one of the unique joys of Sweden. It allows anyone to roam freely in the countryside, swim and travel by boat in someone else’s waters and pick mushrooms and berries in the forest.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Last trip of the year....

November is the month to spend a weekend at Munch's Hideaway to pack up for winter, put the heating on low & drain the water system (so we don't arrive to burst pipes in spring).

We took a last trip to Jarvzoo & were treated to the wolves sunning themselves on the rocks....


This chap was also spotted in the forest close by....


....recognise him?

We found a stowaway in our luggage when we arrived. It appears from his holiday photos he had a great time....



Although it seems that he does have a bit of a drink problem!!!!!

Interesting shots!

Well to me anyway. A couple more gratuitous pictures of my better shots when out with my bow....


This next one should probably be titled "I suppose you think that's funny" or "How does your deer smell?.... Awful"!!!!



A moose is a fun guy (or fungi)!

Apologies to my loyal readers for neglecting this tome for some time, I have been rather busy of late with work & music. I have found time to visit Munch's Hideaway so I thought you may like to see what Mrs Labrador & I got up to.....
September was a great trip, the first time we had spent more than a few days in Sweden on our own. As well as the grass (which grows like no tomorrow) we had a spectacular array of fungi growing in the garden..



We visited Jarvzoo & the moose were out, mother & calf....


Our friend, Daniel Grenander was away at college during most of our visit so we combined a trip north to Ornskoldsvik & Harnosand with a visit. on the way we passed a great looking cafe with this wooden bear outside....



Tommy (Daniel's Dad) took us into the forest to pick mushrooms & we found we were soon able to recognise Kantarelles which Ewa (Daniel's Mum) cooked & we later ate, delicious!
Mrs Labrador & I also took a walk into the forest close to Munch's Hideaway & after we had walked for about an hour our path was crossed by a cow moose with her two calves. Unfortuntely we didn't have a camera (doh, lesson learnt there) so I've attached a photo from Ocklebo Moose Park - which we also visited....




Before I go loads of congratulations to Daniel on getting engaged to Annica & on the following additions to his family....