I’ve come to realize one important thing since I moved to the north and closer to nature: One does not have to travel far to have an adventure or an amazing experience. It’s just to head out and look, stick to the tiny roads and ask people for what some of their favorite spots are.
It was a Saturday and the day seemed to be turning into a nice evening with a prospect for a stunning sunset. Our trip to the mountains had been delayed so me and Linnéa decided to go on a close by adventure.
Linnea who knows a lot about local places had heard that the top of a down ski slope in Nolby would have a pretty nice view. So we packed some cookies, chocolate, coffee and tea + a blanket and headed off. We went on empty roads listening to the sound of Ben Howards brilliant record Every Kingdom whilst the sun slowly started to sink across the sky.
It was only a 20 minute ride before we arrived and then we had to walk. It was steep and my legs really felt the climb. Suddenly I felt tired and not quite in the mood but it was definitely worth it! The energy I felt as we arrived and the top and saw the view made all my bad thoughts and aches simply go away.
There – at the top of the Nolby hill – we stood and saw the river Ljungan making it’s way through a beautiful valley and into the forest as the sun was setting behind the mountains, it last golden light flowing through the treetops. We walk around for a bit and enjoyed the scenery and snapped a few photos before we sat down to eat and talk about photography, nature and a bunch of other stuff.
One really does not need to travel far to experience magic.