At the beginning of our holiday we took a day trip to a hidden little beach just outside Stockholm. A couple of buckets and spades, a football and a picnic.
The last time I was there, Miss 4 wasn’t even walking.
I remembered it being a cute little place with a small garden centre and café.
Not the name.
Not where it was.
A great starting point for an adventure.
A.k.a driving around lost in the car for an extra forty minutes.
The girls were thrilled that we were lost – because they’d eaten a great big breakfast before we got into the car!
Exhilarated every time they caught a glimpse of water, as that was a new road for us to try.
And we tried every one of them!
It wasn’t a particularly hot day so we didn’t pack swimming things, or towels.
…Notice the mistake already?
You can’t go within 500 meters of water with kids and not take towels!
…And swimming things.
And extra, extra clothes!
Check out Mel’s list right here: Pre-Packed Bag for Stress Free Summer Days (LeCoinDeMel.com)!
Sending them in anyway, is easily scored Brownie points.
I went for the typical english solution…
Tucking their dresses into their underwear.
My grandma always used to do it.
A sudden flash back to beautiful memories.
The typical swedish way is of course nudity.
Today’s eureka moment:
It’s taken me a while, but I finally figured out why Mr 1’s butt cheeks are so grainy!
He doesn’t just sit in sand.
He eats it.
Caught in the act!
Maybe you caught a glimpse of the snake we found slithering over a rock and up into a tree! 1.5 meter long Common Grass Snake. Yellow markings on either side, below the head …We checked what it was when we came home!
So, if you’re looking for a beautiful hidden little sand beach in the Stockholm area, with café, swings and rocks, check this one out in Boo! Baggensvägen, Saltsjö-Boo, Nacka.
Finally we found our Swedish rocks! Last time we were in Joshua Tree National Park, California
And for my favorite beach swing shot, check out Silent Sunday, week 28