Hi! We are back from our holiday in Sweden and I have a gazillion pictures to share. Ready? First up, the holiday cottage we stayed in during our first week.
We knew we definitely wanted a house on the coast, with views of the sea. This proved to be difficult in our price range, especially since the majority of properties in Sweden don´t allow dogs. We eventually came across this house and fell in love with the views. Even off-season, it was way beyond our budget but since this was our first holiday in four years, we just decided to go for it.
It was worth it. This was the view from the dining/living room. I mean, seriously. There also was a wonderful little sunroom with views to three sides which was amazing. You could sit there, all cozy, and watch the storms rage over the sea. The house was nothing special on the inside - it was definitely the location you paid for - but it was clean and well equipped and just right for us. The listing for the cottage is here if you are interested in renting it as well.
The view changed to much depending on the weather. Which was mostly fine by the way, except there was so much wind almost every day, with which I got a bit fed up with by the end of the week. Turns out I get really nervous when the wind is howling around the house non-stop. So much for my plans to retire in a cottage by the sea. Ha.
And here is one with me and the view. I gave my husband the camera and told him to snap away. I have about 20 pics and in all of them I am blurry. You just go ahead and try that with a fully automated DSLR! Anyway I still like this one so you get to see it, blurry and all.
(Also, god it is hard to post pictures of myself on this blog. Because, will people still read this when they realize I am no supermodel? Etc.)
It was such a joy to have Ludwig with us. He loved all of it. The ferry, the sea, the lakes, all of it. All of my worries were unfounded. (Btw if you have a nervous dog like ours, try the "Adaptil" collars during travels. I swear they are made of magic).
Oh redhead, we love you so.
The house was located on an island called Tjörn, one hour north of Gothenburg. The skerry coast there is pretty spectacular. We took long walks every day and it never got old.
Ah, so pretty. We need to go back there someday! Coming up later this week, a post about the excursions we did during our first week.