Next stop Brantevik
Next stop on this vacation, road trip, was the town Brantevik, a seaside town in Österlen. This meant that we left Kullaberg early in the morning with the aim of stopping at certain spots along the way. Maria wanted to see a garden designed by a famous landscape architects from the past. That meant the day started with a stop in Höganäs to check out Ulla Molins garden. It is now owned by a private person but it is a cultural heritage site, in a way, and therefore needs to be kept as it was. We were lucky and the owner was home and let us in without too much persuasion.
It was nice seeing this garden even if the flowering season hasn´t started due to the late spring.
I wanted to stop at Vombs wet meadow, one of the places I visited during my Eastern trip. There I wanted to check out the resident White Stork to see if I could get any photos of them hunting. We decided to do a small detour as we got nearer Södra Sandby to look at Sven-Ingvar Anderssons garden there. Another of the famous garden designers from the past. We did this and took a needed lunch break in Södra Sandby.
We could unfortunately not access the garden but it could be surveyed from the outside. I couldn´t really get a feeling for this garden but it is probably a magnet for gardeners during the summertime when I think it is open to visit for the public, at certain periods that is.
The stop at Vombs wet meadow turned out productive. I also meet a fellow photographer there that I must have spoken to for at least an hour or more. He lives just a couple of kilometer from the place and that must be a real pleasure because this place is teeming with life.
I checked the White Storks and could see that they used one of the nest sites. This is hopefully a good omen and maybe they have young chicks the nest next time I go there.
I was really pleased to see all the Eurasian Curlew at Vombs. They have a funny sound that you really must hear. You can find many recordings of their sound on this site: Xeno Canto
I also took Maria to Fyledalen to show her where I was when she where in Japan training Aikido. The place was now green as the Beeches had leaves on them. I would love to go there someday just for hiking or maybe rent a draisine to use on the old railroad, I must admit that sounds fun.
The evening was spend around Brantevik and we did a trip to Glimmingehus, an old medieval stronghold. We heard 2 Thrush Nightingales when we arrived but the fun part where the Red-necked Grebe that we saw in a small pond just by the road.
The light was really great when we passed on the way to Glimmingehus and I should really have stopped to take a couple of photos then as the light was too low when we returned. Still I got a couple of nice photos.
I like this one when the Red-necked Grebe is shaking water from the feathers. The light is poor as you see put there is still something happening in the picture which is nice.
Please enjoy the rest of the pictures in the gallery from this day on the road.