Global Index, tour to Grebbestad, May 2006
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From the left: Tim, Bjørn, Bente, Mikael.
The coast north of Grebbestad is exposed to the waves of Skagerrak.
An elk with young, Krabbemyrarna, north of Grebbestad.
Another break. Kayaking takes a lot of energy. Mikael and Bente behind Bjørn, with Tim behind the camera.
A convenient landing place for four kayaks.
The view to the south west from Stor Svinningen.
Hamburgsund looking north. The yellow boat on the left is the ferry to Hamburgsö.
Lunch on Rågö
A charming summerhouse on Hjärterön
Looking towards the inner islands from Hjärterön.
Looking from the lush vegetation of Hjärterön nature reserve, towards the naked granite of the outer skerries.
Bente and Bjørn crouching over their cooking stoves. Stor Svinningen.
Icelandic horses shared our campsite. Stor Svinningen.
Our campsite on Stor Svinningen. Well chosen for our first night in the archipelago, then the wind shifted to sweep down this valley.
Bjørn enjoys his evening cocoa as the sunset glow warms the distant island. Stor Svinningen.
Sometimes the gently sloping granite makes an easy landing place.
Tim and Bjørn (behind camera) have found a gentler haven.
Mikael expertly drops into his boat alongside the steeply plunging granite.
Lunch break on a shell sand beach, N. Dyngön.
Bente and Mikael find a landing place on a steep island.
Armeria maritima and an orange lichen are the typical flora on the outer islands.
Bente and Mikael prepare for the dash to the next granite lump.
Bjørn guards his drying line. Hällsö.
Bente, somewhere west of Havstenssund.
Havstenssund, looking west.
An undramatic final landfall for Tim. Ödegården, south end of SannÃ¤sfjord.
The tour ends in a hailstorm.
Last lunch at Ödegården, south end of Sannäsfjord
The route of the four day trip on the Swedish west coast near the Norwegian border. 25-28 May 2006.