Saturday, January 16, 2016

Back to July (Vänersborg / Brinkebergskulle)

As there is not a lot happening in my winter world at the moment, this might be a good opportunity to skip back in time to last summer… I blogged about the first part of my holiday trip with my brother in July and August (you’ll find the posts in my blog archive in the sidebar); but then other things happened in September and onwards that took priority.

So I’ve been saving a bit of summer to look back upon…  Winking smile

After a very watery July 21st in Trollhättan – with heavy rain pouring down from above all day while we were visiting the canal and locks and waterfalls! – we had better luck with the weather the next day when we set out to continue our trip ‘down Memory Lane’, following (more or less) the south coast of lake Vänern: with a first stop at Vänersborg, and from there on to Lidköping and the peninusula/island Kållandsö.

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At Vänersborg, we visited the last lock connecting the Göta Canal to Lake Vänern: Brinkebergskulle. There we were in luck and got to see a whole bunch of leisure boats going down through the lock; to be met by a single very small one waiting to go up.

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6 comments:

  1. looking back to summer is a good thing to do while cold outside. i just came from a blogger in UK who says it has rained every day for 81 days and cold and dreary and went he went to lock the geese up for the night they were so miserable they had put themselves to bed... love the lock and the long skinny boats that float them. i have never seen a lock

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  2. Great skies and lighting in these photos!
    Looking at the map, I can see two Göta Kanals there. How do people know which one is which?

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    1. Meike, Göta Canal is the name of (the man-made parts of) a waterway that stretches across the country from Gothenburg on the west coast to Söderköping on the east coast (linking natural rivers and lakes).

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  3. Vakre bilder. Gleder meg til våren. Da skal båten vår på vannet igjen!
    Beautiful pictures. Looking forward to spring. And the boat on the sea!

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    1. Have to confess I prefer watching boats from land myself :) I have once or twice in the past been aboard a slightly bigger boat in the canal going through locks, though.

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  4. That boat looks like my brother's boat, and we had to go through a lock. My Grand dad and dad were good story tellers.

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