June 4, 2018. The day was spent touring the Bohuslän coast of Sweden, stopping first at tiny Grundsund.
Further on was Fiskebäckskil, well worth the detour down the peninsula.
We found a parking spot in town near Smen’s väg (väg is pronounced ‘vay’, which translates as ‘way’).A boathouse named Hamlet, the prince of Denmark in Shakespeare’s famous tragedy.These coastal towns are perched on great outcroppings of granite, a sight that never fails to incite ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’. Vacation homes on the water, all set up for lounging in the long sunny days of summer. Many places had a seaside holiday resort feel to them. Swedish mid-century modern seating inside a small hotel. Our luncheon choice had a view of the ferry terminal. A chunk of fudge with our coffee. It was time for lunch and this shrimp salad sandwich at a café did the job.
We spotted a windmill on our walk back to the car. Every one of these coastal towns seems to have an old-fashioned windmill.
A yellow butterfly on purple flowers. On the way out of town we stopped once at this section of the harbour to look back at the town.
From here we were off to Fjällbacka, and with our GPS now working again the journey became a happy exploration of this stunning coastline.
Annotated Google map of our route for our road trip through Sweden’s Bohuslän Coast. The places where we stayed are marked with yellow circles. The route itself is very roughly marked – in reality there were lots of detours and turnarounds. More about our trip to Denmark & Sweden in 2018.