A Little road Trip, UK to Sweden

A week or so ago we drove from the UK to Sweden. The reason we drove, was because I had a small photographic exhibition in Malmo, Sweden. I was also one of the guest speakers at Malmos Fotodag, which was rather nice. The organisers were wonderful and the audience were also lovely. We didn’t have time to ship the photos there. Mind you, they are all in rather nice delicate glass frames and if they had been shipped they would most likly have been broken. We left the UK and drove through France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Denmark and into Sweden. As we were in a bit of a hurry we didn’t take any photos on the way there. However, on the way back we did have a bit more time. So, here are a few photos from the return trip. I hope you like them.

After I spoke at Malmos Fotodag, my wife, Lyn and I drove down to one of the most southerly points of Sweden. The sun was going down and I managed to get down to the beach just in time to get this sunset shot. It was very pretty. We then went for a quiet dinner and after we sat down we realised it was Kareoke bar. Nice food, noisy singers. I say singers, mostly very nice drunk Swedish people who couldnt really sing. It was a lot of fun and they were all lovely.

After I spoke at Malmos Fotodag, my wife, Lyn and I drove down to one of the most southerly points of Sweden. The sun was going down and I managed to get down to the beach just in time to get this sunset shot. It was very pretty. We then went for a quiet dinner and after we sat down we realised it was Kareoke bar. Nice food, noisy singers. I say singers, mostly very nice drunk Swedish people who couldnt really sing. It was a lot of fun and they were all lovely.

A typical Swedish coast at dusk.

A typical Swedish coast at dusk.

Malmo centre Anyone who knows Malmo will know that this is where there are loads of places to eat. You are spoilt for choice as there are some great places to eat here.

Malmo centre Anyone who knows Malmo will know that this is where there are loads of places to eat. You are spoilt for choice as there are some great places to eat here.

This is entering the bridge from Sweden to Denmark. It was very cloudy on the Swedish side.

This is entering the bridge from Sweden to Denmark. It was very cloudy on the Swedish side.

When you are almost over the bridge and heading into Denmark the bridge and the road go down into the water. Yes, look carefully, it does dissapear. You actually go across the wide water expanse on the bridge and then the road goes straight down under the sea and into a tunnel that comes out in Denmark. Well Copenhagen to be precise.

When you are almost over the bridge and heading into Denmark the bridge and the road go down into the water. Yes, look carefully, it does dissapear. You actually go across the wide water expanse on the bridge and then the road goes straight down under the sea and into a tunnel that comes out in Denmark. Well Copenhagen to be precise.

We were heading west into the sun and we were heading for the west coast of Denmark. Then we were going to head South towards Germany. The Sky was so cloudy and unusual. Then the sun came streamig through. I just had to grab my camera and get a shot.

We were heading west into the sun and we were heading for the west coast of Denmark. Then we were going to head South towards Germany. The Sky was so cloudy and unusual. Then the sun came streamig through. I just had to grab my camera and get a shot.

When we got over to the West coast of Denmark, Lyn and I stopped for min so i could photograph this. Another quite spectacular sky and image. So, here is the quiet and beautiful West coast of Denmark early evening.

When we got over to the West coast of Denmark, Lyn and I stopped for min so i could photograph this. Another quite spectacular sky and image. So, here is the quiet and beautiful West coast of Denmark early evening.

We stayed in Bremen last night on our way South. We decided to take a right turn and head into Holland and we aimed for the amazing city of Groningen. This is on the North coast of Holland. So, we had a quick lunch and then we aimed for Edam & Volendam. They are both next to each other and just north of Amsterdam.

We stayed in Bremen last night on our way South. We decided to take a right turn and head into Holland and we aimed for the amazing city of Groningen. This is on the North coast of Holland. So, we had a quick lunch and then we aimed for Edam & Volendam. They are both next to each other and just north of Amsterdam.

Here is a pretty canal in Edam. Yet another amazing town in Holland. I have to say, I have been coming to Holland since I was a school boy and I love it here.

Here is a pretty canal in Edam. Yet another amazing town in Holland. I have to say, I have been coming to Holland since I was a school boy and I love it here.

More Edam..

More Edam..

More of the beautiful Edam…

More of the beautiful Edam…

Well, You cant drive through Holland with out taking a photo of a windmill.. So, here is a windmill..

Well, You cant drive through Holland with out taking a photo of a windmill.. So, here is a windmill..

Oh, one more shot of a windmill.. I just had to take this as it was so pretty and soooo Dutch…

Oh, one more shot of a windmill.. I just had to take this as it was so pretty and soooo Dutch…

Back into Dover. Well, to be honest, this was a photo I took on the way out of the UK. We were about to leave and this big old ferry was coming in. I always find big ships quite amazing. We were still sitting in the harbour and hadn’t moved yet. Look in the distance to the right of that other ferry, there is the coast of France. We are so close to the continent. Its quite amazing.

Back into Dover. Well, to be honest, this was a photo I took on the way out of the UK. We were about to leave and this big old ferry was coming in. I always find big ships quite amazing. We were still sitting in the harbour and hadn’t moved yet. Look in the distance to the right of that other ferry, there is the coast of France. We are so close to the continent. Its quite amazing.

Now this is a rather british Icon. The White Cliffs of Dover with the Dover Castle on the top. This was also taken on the way out as we were leaving Dover Harbour on our way to France.

Now this is a rather british Icon. The White Cliffs of Dover with the Dover Castle on the top. This was also taken on the way out as we were leaving Dover Harbour on our way to France.