With the HMG Porter packed I was off. The time passed quickly on the train as my eyes were glued to “Coming into the Country” and before long I was disembarking from a bus in Torekov.
No matter what type of weather, a walk along the Bjärekusten will always provide an enjoyable experience with this trip being no different.
Having set off from the bus station, I was soon following the coastline, a journey that I had completed previously. The focus of the trip was not to see new places, but instead to spend some time in the outdoors, visiting an area that I knew would provide stimulation as well as relaxation. With a short walk planned and plenty of time I quickly adopted a rhythm of walking for half an hour and then relaxing, before long I was in Rammsjö Strand. On my last trip here I had bought an ice cream, sadly the store was closed so I was left with sandwiches and water.
After a relaxing lunch, I continued my journey, chatting briefly with a lady as she strode out on her afternoon walk, whilst her husband drove to to the other end of the beach to meet her. This was not the last time I would see a women walking and the male waiting in the car (with the motor running) for his beloved to arrive.
I did not take a lot of photos as I walked, I was content to to take in the scenery. I met few other walkers and spent a lot of time lost in my own thoughts. Ultimately, I arrived at Gryteskär and set up the shelter, it was here that I had my first and second coffee, both of which were sachets of Nescafe Espresso (it is better to use the least tasty first).
I spent time doing not much before cooking dinner, wandering around the area after the sun had set and finally retiring to read more of the book.
Awaking to another grey day with just a hint of sunshine all was quiet, but by 9 am there were joggers, cars and geocache seekers. Yes it was becoming a little crowded. However, there was good news was I was now drinking Starbucks Via coffee and, having drunk one coffee the only option was to have another and continue reading.
Finally packing I set off stopping to take in one last view of the water and the Gryteskär islands, yes I will be back I thought.
I followed the trail around the coastline, noting the increasing development of new and bigger houses as I entered the outskirts of Vejby Strand. Over the past 4 years I have seen the continual development in this area, especially the increasing size of the houses with waterfront views. Such development has made me wonder what the area will be like in a few years time given such rapid development.
Before long I was in Vejby Strand and I settled in to the seats, adjacent to the now closed Glassbåt (Ice cream boat) soon the Jetboil was out and I was making coffee. Ultimately B arrived with more Coffee so we sat looking over the empty harbour drinking coffee as the locals wandered by.
I am now contemplating whether it should be instant coffee, plunger, drip or mug mate for the next wander. Which would you choose and why?
Perhaps I should also pack a few tasty morsels from this book.