Skuleskogen National Park Summer 2016/08/21
“Docksta!” The word kept on running through my mind as the coach
driver announced it at 2am on a dark February morning earlier this
year. However this was July and it was like I was visiting a different
country all together. Here we see Summer in Skuleskogen National
Park in Northern Sweden.
I spent the week in Skuleskogen
National Park exploring more of the area than I managed in winter. Sadly
gone was the feeling of isolation and wilderness. Instead this was
replaced by frequent passers by and the distant roar of speed boats.
Welcome to Skuleskogen National Park in Summer.
Skuleskogen National Park in Summer
It was not all doom and gloom as the forest floor was carpeted in wild
Bilberries. Instead of white snow it was all verdant green.
It was an incredible week and let’s put
my negative comments in context as to find anything as wild and as lush
as Skuleskogen in the UK would be extremely challenging. It did reveal
to me that I have to find more remote areas to visit next.
The week was spent picking wild
blueberries, drinking matcha tea and swimming in the warm crystal clear
sea. Lighting fires by the beach and wondering how bright it remains
until well into the night.