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Kattegattleden, Sweden

A piece of happiness

On a search in sweden

published 01. Aug. 2019 | categories europe - photography

Are northern people happier? I’ve been asking myself that question for some time and now i’ll have look to answer the question.

Kiel – Gothenburg

The trip to Gothenburg is very easy. An overnight stay on a ferry and I’am arriving at the northernmost point of my trip. Gothenburg welcomes me with cooling two degrees and light snowfall.  So the weather is no reason for being lucky here. But the ride through the city immediately reveals a clear propensity for two-wheelers. Adequate cycle paths connect the city center and, in conjunction with a first coffee, it looks like there are some reasons to get lucky.

Kategattleden

My direction will lead me straight south to Copenhagen. Along the coast, the cycle path “Kattegattleden” leads cyclists through several towns, landscapes and nature reserves. The journey begins with the archipelago south of Gothenburg. Civilization is quickly abandoned and nature welcomes you. And with that comes peace of mind. A first indication of the expected happiness?

My campground will be in the middle of the dunes this evening. With a purple sunset seascape, the night awaits me at minus temperatures. Sometimes cliche and coldness are close together.

The next morning i am continuing through nature reserves and partially hosted bird watching hides. And I meet Smorrebrod, a simple but very tasty snack. And even a piece of luck.

Warm me up

Via Varberg, Falkenberg and Halmstad i am riding south to Helsingborg. In between, I occasionally put an overnight stay in one of the countless “Vandererhemmet”. These are a sort of hostel for hikers and great for warming up at lower temperatures. And here too, as in the cities, I experience a certain serenity and friendliness. A clear indication of any lack of rushing or stress.

After four days I get to Helsingborg and from there the ferry takes me back to Denmark. The last meters to Copenhagen i welcome rushing again. Although called as bike capital, its not so easy, to hold my departure time cause of many walking and photographing tourists on the bicycle paths. By the time I reach my bus and have to drive on the streets a very stressed bus driver yells at me to leave the streets. Does luck have its end here in civilisation?

Searched for luck, found it

No, luck has no end. Just do not watch for it, cause it’s always there. And so this trip answers the foolish questions: “How do I find happiness?” Or: “Are northern people happier?” Between the cold, the indignant bus drivers, the closed pizzerias and the missed appointments and opportunities, the perfect moments of happiness arise. In whole pieces.

Kattegattleden, Sweden

A piece of happiness

On a search in sweden

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Göteborger Fahne
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Entering Sweden
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Der Löwe wacht
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GöteborgsOperan
Die Schärensphären
Die Schärensphären
Houses
Houses
Under a grey sky
Under a grey sky
Die Schärensphären
Die Schärensphären
Die Schärensphären
Die Schärensphären
Scherenschnitte
Scherenschnitte
Into the violett
Into the violett
Stones
Stones
Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet
Stranded
Stranded
Spring rolling in
Spring rolling in
Vogelidyll
Vogelidyll
Varberg
Varberg
Abendliche Küste
Abendliche Küste
Steg im sanften Licht
Steg im sanften Licht
Für alle Fälle
Für alle Fälle
Steg im sanften Licht
Steg im sanften Licht
No diving
No diving
Structures
Structures
bonbonfarben
bonbonfarben
Der Baum
Der Baum
Baumadern
Baumadern
Simple
Simple
Felsenlicht
Felsenlicht
Wohnrevier
Wohnrevier
Entering Sand
Entering Sand
Bastad
Bastad
dark blue
dark blue
Olsminne
Olsminne
Springbreak
Springbreak
Himmelsfarben
Himmelsfarben
endless horizon
endless horizon
pure
pure
pure II
pure II
Strandhaus
Strandhaus
Danmark calling
Danmark calling
Helsingborg
Helsingborg
lion
lion
Helsingborg
Helsingborg
Übersetzung
Übersetzung
White Dots
White Dots
Die Mole
Die Mole
Jungfrau
Jungfrau
Breaking Sunrays
Breaking Sunrays