Sweden 2014 - Lunch & Beers with Boel (prt3)

This is the pub they took us to called Hamnkrogen, Anders is a member of the European Beer Committee and so recommended a good selection of local brewed beers. Look at these bottles, aren’t they beautiful! Look at the rope wrapped around their necks, its so cool! 

We all sat outside on a slightly chilly day, drinking a tall pint of beer each, aside Dan who prefers Pear Cider. There were kids sailing out at sea in the distance, because of a sailing school near by, its so alien to us who belong in the city, like everyone knows how to sail or tend to a boat. Its quite wonderful really. 

Sweden 2014 - Dinner at Lillimore’s

In the evening, after the ‘swim’ in the sea, we went together with Dad and Granpa, to a good friend of the family’s home for dinner. As I have mentioned before, i’m sure, she lives on the top of the hill in Båstad, once overlooking the ocean, until newer modern homes invaded the landscape. I had gone with my parents to her home since I was a child, lying on the hammock in the garden, playing by the stream and often getting stung by stinging nettles. 

She made a delicious meal for us upon our arrival, we sat outside in the garden enjoying her salmon and meatball hors d’oeuvres, sipping rose wine or homemade redcurrent juice. We then moved the party indoors where she served up baked chicken (with a sort of oriental style glaze), creamy baked potatoes served with mixed salad and english peas (for Granpa) on the side. The meal was absolutely delicious! 

Sweden 2014 - Dinner at Lillimore’s (prt2)

After dinner, everyone went to relax and catch up with one another. Dad, Granpa and Lillimore were indoors, as I sat outdoors with Alan and Dan, letting out our current frustrations as the sun set on the horizon. 

Sweden 2014 - Summertime Minigolf

We took Alan to play minigolf by the public pool in Båstad. Dan and I had played together last time and it was fun to have another go together as a three. It was one of the hotter days of the week to chose to go, so the whole way through Dan and I would dart back to the shade while we waited for each others turns. I think how the scoring went, Dan won after walking through all 18 holes.

Afterwards before we were to leave for dinner with the family, we went by the beach, where it was very low tide. I walked from the pier quite far out to sea, for at least 100 metres from the shore! I kept on going as far as I could, raising my dress so that it wouldn’t get wet on the way, where eventually I turned back when the water was just about deep enough to brush the top of my thighs.

Sweden 2014 - Wild Red Currants

From our kitchen window you could see wild rabbits chilling in our garden every morning. They seemed completely unfazed by any sound until you actually try to approach them, in which case they retreated back under the red current bush. These pretty little orbs looked so fantastic in the sunlight. 

Sweden 2014 - Dinner in Torekov

On a separate day, after spending the daytime swimming, we went for dinner with the family at one of the hotels in Torekov. The food was minimal but very delicious, the first is tuna and anchovy and the second is cured salmon on fried bread with sauce. 

Sweden 2014 - Lunch in Torekov

We went together to Torekov in the new week, so that we could show Alan the boats and around the town. After parking up the car we made our way towards the ship where we saw the GB Clown with his misses - what a laugh! 

Sweden 2014 - Lunch in Torekov (prt2)

Where we all went down to the seas edge on this very bright day. 

Sweden 2014 - Lunch in Torekov (prt3)

Found a place to eat that was quite nice for the price. I had been trying a good selection of Swedish beers this holiday with Alan, of which we were trying to find one to beat our favourite one ‘Mariestads’. We ate classic Swedish meatballs with mash and lingonberry. 

Sweden 2014 - Lunch in Torekov (prt4)

General sights of Torekov and me with my Yaris. 

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