When we have guests at our place in Mariestad of course we like to show them the best the area has to offer. Today we took a trip through Torsö, the island I posted on earlier with the beautiful cottages – and out to Brömö. First I have to tell you that Tor was very excited about visiting his island. You see Tors ö means, Tor’s Island in Swedish….so we just had to show him that.
At the other end of Torsö is another island called Brömö. This island is mostly a nature reserve, and cars are very restricted. Only the few that have a cottage on the island are allowed to have a car with them. Most of the people had bicycles with them, or rented bikes once we got to the island. To get to the island you have to take a cable ferry, which is pulls us over to the other side. I have never experienced the ferry so full, and it was a real contest to get a hold of 5 bikes for our crew to ride out the The Great White Beach. Here is a pic of how full it was on the ferry boat, it had to actually cross 2 times to get everyone onboard. I also have taken a pic of Renny, positioning himself for the best angle to his pictures.
The weather was perfect for such a picnic. The sky and the water were clear blue with hardly a cloud in the sky.
The water is so clear you can actually see the small fish…..and take a picture of them!! With the Nikon camera of course.
The stones are just as fascinating to look at. Like a Japanese water garden.
The children on the beach enjoyed the natural sand, and made fantastic sand castles….
Some even wrote their name in the sand…to send a greeting to my readers of course.
The sand was so soft my poor son lost his feet! I am happy to report that we found them again before we left for home.
A more perfect day is hard to imagine. We had a wonderful time and everyone came home satisfied with the day…my only complaint is that I am burned extra crispy!! But then again that sort of thing happens on The Great White Beach!! To hear more about our bloggers weekend visit TorAa Mirror and RennyBA’s Terella!