Photographer's Note

This image shows a beach at Fiskebäckskil with the town of Lysekil in the background on the distant shore. We left Lysekil by ferry to Fiskebäckskil without amy plan or knowledge of the area. We found a marked trail to Grundsund which took us past this beach. We eventually reached Grunsund and caught a ferry back to Lysekil.


Fiskebäckskil:58.250011, 11.457274

Location of image:58.247376,11.452619

"On the Swedish west coast, only an hour and a half north of Gothenburg, lies the picturesque island of Skaftölandet (also referred to as simply Skaftö)" which contains both Fiskebäckskil and Grunsund. "Once home to fishing boats, a few family-farms, and a small fleet of merchant vessels, Skaftö brings the visitor back to a time of tranquility and simplicity reminiscent of life in Sweden a hundred years ago. It is a place where every house and every alley conjures the ghosts of Sweden’s historical past. The labyrinth of cobblestone walkways and zig-zagging footpaths make it difficult to resist images of mariners and fishermen returning home from the sea."

"FISKEBÄCKSKIL, 50km north of Marstrand, is one of the most attractive villages along the entire length of the Bohuslän coast. Peppered with imposing old wooden houses perched high up on rocky rises, many with fancily carved porches and intricate glazed verandas, it also boasts several attractions that are well worth exploring."

I struggled with obtaining some clarity of the distant people in this image. Also, I did not realise about the size of postings suitable for the Beta version. I had been posting my images 2400 pixels wide which is too large. Following from comments/messages I had read between Emka (Malgo) and SnapRJW (Rosemary) I posted this image at 1200 pixels wide.

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