Thursday, August 24, 2017

Varamon Beach, Motala

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This sandy beach along Lake Vättern at Motala is 5 km long (i.e. over 3 English miles), which makes it the longest inland lake beach in Sweden. We just made a short stop here to have a look (because I wanted to see it); on our way to other destinations. This was around 11 a.m. on a Saturday morning, and although sunny, not exactly warm. My guess is that if the weather kept sunny, there were probably more people in the afternoon.

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There are also many summer cottages in the neighbourhood. My camera eye was drawn to this little red one because of its “polkagris”-striped fence. (polkagris = traditional Swedish red/white striped peppermint rock candy)


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13 comments:

  1. Something very nice about lake beaches. I suppose the sea is usually less rough than by the sea. I love the brightly painted little house, and I've had cinnamon flavoured rock in those colours.

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    1. Jenny, there are other advantages to lake beaches - like not having to worry about stinging jellyfish...

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  2. Pretty little cottage, looks like the kind of place you'd like to rent for a vacation.

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    1. Janet, a red wooden cottage is associated with idyllic Swedish summer by most people in this country (as well as foreign tourists)

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  3. Almost deserted, but not quite. Are there shells, or is that only for the ocean? The little cottage is adorable! I love the roof, too.

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    1. Ginny, we did not go down onto the sandy beach to look for shells but there are several kinds of freshwater mussels in Sweden.

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  4. It looks like a really big lake, more like the Sea! An (almost) empty beach is something special, isn't it, and I don't mind the weather, it is always attractive.
    The cottage is very pretty, could be directly out of a children's book.

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    1. Lake Vättern is the 2nd largest lake in Sweden, Meike - and the 6th largest in Europe. The tour around it is ~ 300 km.

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  5. That is a beautiful sandy beach, and what a cool little red & white cottage!

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  6. beautiful beaches and skies too.

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  7. I love the beautiful, rich colours of the first photograph in particular. The little summer cottage reminds me of some of the more traditional baches in New Zealand.

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    1. I remember that word (bach) from your NZ blogs, Graham.

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