A rare thing

One thing there’s not so much of on Gotska Sandön is water. Yes, it’s an island and it’s surrounded by water, but I mean sweet water – there’s not a puddle of water to be seen, unless it’s man-made. Until today of course, when it started raining. And then pouring. I missed out on noting down which plants we saw today because my list would have turned to pulp. And after a while I gave up following our teacher at all, it was cold and wet and miserable and I always let that get to me.

But if there’s something good to be said about the rain, then it’s that the colours were really intensive. It was probably the best possible circumstances to see the big oak at Gamla Gården for the first time, because on the consequent visits under drier circumstances it didn’t make the same impact. However, I can’t remember I have ever seen an oak as wonderful as this one! I only had enough water proofing on my Canon with the macro lens, so I needed to do stitching to get (almost) the full width of the tree in the picture. But no picture can do it justice, it’s just one of those things you have to see for yourself!

Steps taken today: 21123

Things in the forest
Things in the forest
Fallen building at Gamla Gården
Fallen building at Gamla Gården
The stately old oak
The stately old oak

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