Wonders of the Sea

If I want peace within, I’ll go to the sea.* It performs miracles.
I even found eider ducks in spring mood.

Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.
~ Hermann Broch

I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.
~ Alain Gerbault

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
~ Jacques Yves Cousteau

If there’s heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it.
~ Jimmy Buffett

*In lack of mountains!

Leadership by Abraham Lincoln

The sky is blue today and the yellow colour of the daffodils has started to peek out.
Still, I think you should read some great quotes from Abraham Lincoln about leadership.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.
~ Abraham Lincoln

“No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent”
~ Abraham Lincoln

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
~ Abraham Lincoln

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
~ Abraham Lincoln

Wish you all a joyous Sunday and a happy new week ❤️

Who Wants a War???

We are in Blekinge, Sweden.

The villages around the Bridge of Fur offer beautiful country roads, wilderness trails, ancient monuments, idylls, a dozen lakes, many with fish. All in the most beautiful nature. At the bridge, the river flows briskly under towering pine trees.

The Bridge of Fur has a very special history that I love.
The story should not be compared to the horrendous aggression on Ukraine.

The Bridge over Lyckebyån is a historic place.
Here was the national border between Sweden and Denmark in 980-1658.
In ancient times, the bridge was an important meeting place for people in the border areas.

“For over 600 years, the inhabitants lived at a national border, which they perceived as a penalty of sin.
But no boundary marking could wipe out their community.
Though at every outbreak of war, they were transformed into each other’s enemies. ” Vilhelm Moberg

Hence the peasants’ peace agreements:
The parishioners of Fridlevstad in the south, and Vissefjärda in the north had promised each other not to follow their masters across the border, and not to go against each other by force or fire.

The bridge was the bridge of peace.

The Rough Mountains of Corsica

Unforgettable walks in the rugged mountains of Corsica in the month of May.

Newly sprouted beech trees, alpine violets in the forest floor, rippling streams. An adventure by nature❤️

A Grandeurs Weather Window

A new Danish record might be set for rain in February. But one day did its best to ruin the statistics and made the day worth remembering.

Rain hangs about the place, like a friendly ghost. if it’s not coming down in delicate droplets, then it’s in buckets; and if neither, it tends to lurk suspiciously in the atmosphere.
~ Barbara Acton-Bond

Paying Attention

Are you planning your own walks?

The very best trips are the ones I plan myself because the attention I have in the planning is aroused when I walk the route.
For me, the attention is what makes the journey a wonderful adventure.
Such a walk was the spring trip on foot to Dronningmølle along Esrum lake.

I traveled by train into Denmark’s oldest forest, Gribskov and started my trip between spruce and beech trees. The sun was shining and the air flickered as the fog rose into the air.

Many hours later, I boarded a train in the late evening hours with an overwhelming sense of joy over nature.

Happy Adventures and Leave Only Your Footprints Behind ❤️

Note

My most attentive readers may have read about this walk before. I hope you enjoy it this time too 🙂

The Gift

The beach, the sea, the sky and the wonderful light. What a gift it is ❤

“The sea is as near as we come to another world.”
~ Anne Stevenson

“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.”
~ Sandy Gringas

“To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.”
~ Jeanne Moreau

“You will love the ocean. It makes you feel small, but not in a bad way. Small because you realize you’re part of something bigger.”
~ Lauren Myracle