Monthly Archives: May 2020

Springtime in Bohuslän Archipelago

Bright sunshine and almost no wind tempted us to visit the nearby nature reserve Ulön Dannemark by kayak. A wonderful day in May gave us astonishing experience of blue sky, blue sea and lots of plants in blossom. The air was full of sounds from different birds that just had arrived. Spring is in the air!

  • Sea kayaking , Ulön-Dannemark Nature reserve
    Crossing the fairway towards the nature reserve

We went ashore on a sandy beach for a walk on the island. The shell shingle beds were studded with thousands of cowslips. You could even feel the smell of them by walking around.

  • Sea skagerakk
    Perfect day for sailing

The path meandered in the little valley and took us to the far west of the island where we met the open sea. Impressing!

  • Sand bank connection between the two islands, Ulön and Dannemark
    The sandy beach which connects the former islands Ulön and Dannemark

Sheep are grazing in the nature reserve to keep the landscape open. Perfect gardeners.

  • Ulön-Dannemark Nature reserve
    Another beach - filled with oyster shells

We launched again and rounded the island to find a new sheltered beach. This part of the island invited us to another walk with new views.

  • Granite gravel's poorest breeding ground
    Sea Thrift can grow in very nutrient poor conditions

By the campfire we had a nice meal and a perfect end of the day.

  • Campfire in the archipelago
    Soon time to leave the paradise

In a slight tail wind we headed back to our starting point Rådalen Heestrand – a miniature little settling of boathouses and a great place to start a short or a longer kayaking adventure.