Leaving the island

What a wonderful week it has been! Who would have thought that I would enjoy Gotska Sandön more than Greenland? Because truthfully, that’s what I feel. Greenland was … icebergs and tundra and chained dogs. Gotska Sandön is beaches, dunes, forests, flowers, trees, and a total immersion in the surroundings. Greenland remained distant – I got to see the icebergs from the land, the sea and the air but I didn’t touch a single of them.

So it was with a bit of regret that I left the island, but since I had already decided on the first day that I will come back next summer, it was ok.

The boat didn’t leave until late afternoon so I had time for one more walk to shoot flowers. I was happy to discover a yellow bird’s nest that was partly above the ground already. It doesn’t look like much but I think it’s a fascinating plant and since it doesn’t grow up north, it was very special to see it!

Wild thyme (Thymus serpyllum)
Wild thyme (Thymus serpyllum)
Yellow bird's nest (Monotropa hypopitys)
Yellow bird’s nest (Monotropa hypopitys)
Green-flowered wintergreen (Pyrola chlorantha)
Green-flowered wintergreen (Pyrola chlorantha)

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