Saturday, June 12, 2010

I think we´ve had around five minutes of sunshine today, the rest has been cloudy, very windy and mostly rainy. But I didn´t care today, I went down to Gothenburg and the ocean. I love being by the ocean in a stormy weather. Well it didn´t storm but the winds reached gale anyway.

Before I went home again we visited a place called "The dump". This place was once a shallow bay, probably perfect for small fish to grow up in, but back then they didn´t care about such petty things. The ocean was full of fish and they would last for ever and ever. Anyway, they started to dump dredging spoils from Gothenburgs harbour every time they needed to make it wider and deeper. Back then Gothenburg had some of the biggest shippingyards in the world and they were placed almost in Gothenburg city.

Every district in Gotheburg has a "town square" of its own. This is called The Radio square. All streets around it has names that in some way is connected to a radio.

It´s a nice and quiet neighbourhood.

After a while this shallow bay became vegetated and nowdays it´s a popular place to walk with our dogs and it´s just a minutes walk from a small, but very popular beach. It was also very close to where I lived thirteen years ago, so I went there often. After the walk I and my dogs went to friends of mine having coffee or perhaps dinner :-) :-) I do love that place!

This is swedens biggest harbour for fishing boats. You can barly see the fishing boats in the far back of this photo.

The weather was so bad that there were very little people there. A few dog owners, a couple riding horses and a couple kite flyers. But the winds was a bit to strong for both the kites and the ones flying them :-) :-) :-) We met a hyserically happy labrador, he was so happy that Orvar got worried :-) He didn´t realise that he was much bigger than the labrador :-) :-)

These so called boat houses are really fully equiped cottages to be honest :-) One day the tax office will find out and then they´ll have problems I´m afraid.

Even if I love the ocean and most probably would have lived out on an island outside Gothenburg if I could have afforded it (those houses costs a fortune) I´m so happy to be home by the bog and forest again :-)
Now it´s time for dinner I feel and then a visit out into the cyberspace visiting You all!
Have a great day now!


jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi christer..i just love all the pics today! i am always torn about living by the sea. if my kids were not locked in to this place, i would leave here in an instant. i would love to live on the seashore in maine!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Joyce!
I almost bought a big boat to live in :-) I just love the ocan, but houses there costs to much nowdays.

I´m glad You like the photo´s :-)
Have a great day now!

Kat said...

Especially great pictures today. I'm with you in loving the ocean during a storm, magnificent.

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Kat!
I really feel how little I am when standing by the ocean in a storm. I just love all smells and the salty air :-)

I was going to take more photo´s of the town, but I had forgotten how bad the traffic is there even on agood day :-) :-)
Have a great day now!

Anonymous said...

Good subjects Christer, a tad dark though, I guess it was overcast. How far a drive is it? Looks like a wonderful little fishing village. I live near one too. Have a nice weekend.

Sharlene T. said...

I was raised in a fishing village on the Merrimac River called Newburyport, Mass. (Very different, today!) My grandfather was a fisherman by trade and I loved all the smells. But, I discovered I'm more of a mountain lady and just enjoy visiting the ocean, now and again. But, the pics today were great. Thanks for sharing...

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The weather sure looked gloomy, but then the beautiful flowers certainly made up for that. Taking photos anywhere near the water is always such fun and can be very relaxing. We lived closer to the seashore in NJ than we do in VA.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I had to smile when I read what Joyce said. Here we have a little two story cottage right on the ocean in Maine and are trying to selling it.

I loved your photo's today..but than I always like the pictures. It gives us a real sense of what the area is like. I agree...I like where you live better.

Over happy dogs make my Mele try to climb up my legs to escape them. That would be a sight to see Ovar trying that with you! :)
I am off to catch up on what I have missed. I must go back and enlarge the boat photo's... forgot to do that!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Z&M!
That was about how dark it was outside yesterday, my lights on the house that starts by them selves were shining when I came home.

It´s around 140km (that would be something like 87 miles from where I live. Once it was a fishing village, but nowdays almost no one is living on fishing there.
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Sharlene!
I could never have been a fisherman, to hard work for me :-) :-) Even if much of their work is done by machines today. I too love the smells around those boats :-)

I am a forest person, no doubt about that. But I do miss the ocean a lot!
Have a great day now!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Beatrice!
Gloomy is a nice word for that weather :-) :-) But it doesn´t matter, I loved being there :-)

All the reflexions from the water makes it a bit difficult to take photo´s, even on days like this. But as You say, it is fun!
Have a great day now!

barazile, livpåIrland said...

Så roligt att du åkte till Göteborg, I lived there for 3 and a half years, between Masthuggstorget and Järntorget,
anyway I'll be back to leave a comment again later,
hejdå för nu,

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Tjänare Liz!
Så du bodde ungefär i närheten av Linné staden då? Själv växte jag upp i Majorna!

Du är alltid välkommen hit :-)
Ha det gott!

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Mona!
Something strange is going on at blogger! I have already posted an answer to You here, but now it´s gone??!!

I would buy that cottage if I lived in the US! A cottage in Main by the ocean must be wonderful!

I do like Gothenburg, but it has become a violent town. Gang wars and other gangs putting cars and other things on fire during nights. It´s so much better out here in the country side far away from it all!

I really happy that Orvar doesn´t try that :-) :-) :-) He just tries to hide behind me, not easy for a 99 pound big dog :-) :-) :-)

Have a great day now!

LC said...

Christer... I really enjoy your blog... your lifestyle seems so simple and wonderful with the forest and wonderful walks and your animals and flowers. It is very refreshing when so much of the world seems to be in the fast lane! Larry

The cottage by the Cranelake said...

Hi Larry!
It´s no use to even try a fast lane over here :-) :-) If the car breaks down I have over four miles to the bus stop and seven to the closest store :-)

I think because of that we plan everything a bit better and then our lives slows down. I can ´honestly say that I haven´t stressed even once since I moved here and that is over thirteen years ago :-) The best decision I´ve ever made :-)
Have a great day now!