We have something that you might call summer one day every week right now, the rest of the time it's cold and rainy and grey.
But this weekend the sun was shining over us, for a while. We went to skrea beach in falkenberg, the best beach* in Sweden! For an hour we became kids again, young souls ;) we jumped from the bridge in to the ocean and played with a ball that we found. So much fun 💙
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We've had the best weekend ever ❤
Vilda & Tyra, The next generation vanlifers visited us this weekend. Coolest girls ever! We took Styrbjörn the van and parked on the beach and we had the best time.
Checked out all the "cool" cars at wheels & wings in falkenberg, had a pizza and then went back to Styrbjörn for a night under the moon.
The morning after, when we woke up, it was summer!!
Breakfast in the sun, our traditional Nutella-breakfast.
And of course some diving at our favorite spot.
Hmm, can you have too many skateboards and longboards. I guess we kind of have. Especially since we are only using two of them most of the time :)
What we actually do need is surfboards, then our collection is complete!
We parked Styrbjörn the van on this empty beach on the Swedish west coast.
This is vanlife when it's best! The sunset over the ocean in the evening and then to wake up on an empty beach and just go down to take a swim. Couldn't be better!
... maybe the weather thou, it could be a bit warmer :D
Niklas matched his pants with our zebra striped Sacco and the interior in the van while acting a mechanic and fixing Styrbjörn :) ❤
When we were going to leave we almost got stuck, someone had locked the gate out from the beach... but styrbjörn is so small so we managed to drive beside the gate ;)
In December last year we visited Poland over the day, we had heard about a really strange place with a lot of mystery.
Krzywy Las, also known as "the crooked forest" is something extraordinary and no one can really explain what have happen there.
400 trees in the middle of a forest is mystically bent in a c-shaped curve in the bottom of every tree. There is a lot of different theories; witchcraft, some strange gravity from the ground or that a human have shaped the trees this way.
No one knows the answer, when the world war 2 started the town Gryfino was abandoned and no one lived there for 60 years.
Right now you can find our reportage about this strange place in the magazine Allers, out in the stores now! One of the few reportages that we had manage to send before the robbery in our van, where we lost a lot of work that we made. Glad we sent this one :)
If you want to read about our visit at Krzywy Las, click here.
This Monday we woke up in panic! 10 minutes before a reporter from the radio were going to visit us in the van we woke up and realized we had overslept. We put on some clothes, started to clean up a bit inside and were just about to make some coffee in our 12v coffee maker when: CRACH! I dropped it and it went broken. No coffee for us and not for the reporter.
The interview with P4 Halland went pretty well even though we still were half asleep ;)
Here is a link to a part of it:
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=128&artikel=6731291 (in Swedish)
The rest of the day we spent with V & T ❤️
We went back to Tylöhus for the second time this week, it was time for an art exhibition called joyride X5. We stayed for a little while to check out some of the great art.
Next destination was the "tall ship race" festival in Halmstad. We made it just in time to hear the last song of DAD and then the rain started pouring.
We checked out the ships in the harbor and then we went back to the car to warm up and change clothes. We did a last try to see Europe but we gave up because of the rain :/
Not fun at all when the weather is like this!
We ended up on the guest list to the secret concert with the Swedish artist Per Gessle (roxette), an awesome start for the upcoming tour and a great concert!
The day after we stoped by this beautiful place for the night. How beautiful isn't this?! We loved it!
A week of vanlife in Sweden. So far we are not super excited, it's been cold, windy and a lot of rain. Not like the warmth in the south of Europe... but we know the weather will get better soon.
After a few days in my hometown Jönköping, visiting family, and these ducks ;) We went back to the west coast to celebrate midsummer.
We have found so many great spots for wild camping here, most of them is right by the sea.
We picked flowers and had a cosy day at the beach before we went to some friends for strawberries 🍓
We are back in Sweden. We'll be here for a little while to see our family and friends, get some new equipment (when the economy allows) so that we can start working again. Since the robbery in Spain we have been a bit lost, no income and all the work from the past months is gone... but we don't give up and we will solve this too!
The vanlife here will probably be a bit colder than we are used to down in Spain 😄 Sweden welcomed us with wind and rain, but we know it will be awesome! When it's warm here this country is great!
So, a small reminder: if you want to help us get up on our feet again so we can replace the lost equipment that was stolen in Spain, computers and cameras, so that we can start working again. Check out this link https://www.gofundme.com/only-life-we-know
Thanks to everyone who helped us this far. And soon we'll be on the roads again to explore new cool and mystical places!