A marvellous bathing place

Last Saturday in Gagsmark, a village one hour away, where Annika and I visited our friends T. and J. . First past the curious cows, then through the spruce forest and there it is: A lake with a beautiful sandy beach and blue water that invites you to take a bath.

There’s a playground, an open hut for changing clothes, two anchored rafts you can swim to and much more, but hardly other people. Mostly we were alone although it was a sunny Saturday afternoon. We spend a nice time there together, taking a bath or two (17 °C) and enjoying the sun. Then we walked back another way. No curious cows, but beautiful wooden buildings painted in the typical dark falun-red.

Soon the temperatures will drop and the water in the lake Ytterträsket will cool down. If the water is colder than 10 °C it is called “winter swimming”. And one day in autumn – hardly more than two months away – the lake will start to freeze over and you have to saw a hole into the ice to do some ice swimming.


7 comments to “A marvellous bathing place”

  1. Annika Kramer 2019-08-12 20:51

    Und wir sagen NICHT, wo das ist!

  2. way-up-north 2019-08-13 06:20

    Ich fand es dann doch relativ ungefährlich, dieses “Geheimwissen” preiszugeben und erwarte keine Touristenströme in Zukunft, zumal Gagsmark ja nicht gerade ein bekanntes Touristenziel ist.

  3. Johanna 2019-08-13 09:13

    Ich weiß, wo das ist. Hab die Kühe erkannt :-))

  4. way-up-north 2019-08-13 09:17

    Johanna: Mist, daran hab ich nicht gedacht!

  5. Annika 2019-08-13 20:39

    Aber das ist ja nur der WEG dahin, der See ist GANZ WOANDERS!

  6. way-up-north 2019-08-14 18:02

    Annika hat natürlich recht. Außerdem heißen ja alle Seen in Nordschweden mehr oder minder gleich.

  7. Margrit Schneider 2019-08-19 18:14

    When I visit you, I wish to swim in your marvellous bathingplace. I hold one‘s tongue ! Perhaps next year ?? Yours Ma

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