A Late Summer Walk

It’s been a long late summer – who would have thought that it could be so warm still in September in Sweden? But that warmth is predicted soon to end, so we made the most of the last day by getting down to the sea, by Nickelviken, in Nacka.

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Maya and Alfie enthused at the waves caused by the speed boats…

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Ted and I discovered wonderful ‘secret’ coves…

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Alfie discovered ‘stensöta’ – an edible root from the forest..

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The beautiful, but dangerous ‘flugsvamp’ is making its autumn comeback…

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There was time for a ‘fika’ (snack) on the cliffs..

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…and for looking at interesting fungi..

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…here is Leon’s photo..

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Due to the dry summer, we’ve had no luck with blueberries this year – but Alfie filled his basket with mushrooms – edible or not, he doesn’t care – the picking and finding in itself is the fun bit!

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And at the end of the walk, Maya and Alfie amused and charmed passersby , by finding, hanging up, spreading out and drying, huge pieces of bright green pond weed on the railings….

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It was extremely funny to have people stop and take photographs of them doing this, and one lady from America, remarked at how wonderfully ‘old fashioned’ they were and how simply they played…it made me proud…and of course, lots of pond weed came home with us! Maya was planning on making a mat – Alfie a t-shirt for Ted… 😉

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