Thursday, March 15, 2012

Summer Fishing in Sweden

Because summer does not stay long, people in Sweden make sure to enjoy every minute of those sizzling hot months.  Although quite a number of the population fly to other countries for vacation, those who can’t and won’t spend most of their free time outside to take pleasure in the long and warm summer days.  They go on a picnic in the park, go to the beach and get a tan, play football with family, friends and strangers or go out fishing!

I never really thought that I would one day go out fishing until my mother-in-law took me and my boyfriend’s nieces with her on a fishing escapade.  The drive from our flat was not that long.  Five minutes and we got to the fishing destination.  It was sunny but windy and I caught half a bucket of fish!

My nieces-in-law, my mom-in-law and their fishing rods

Fishing rods - all lined up!

The first catch - set of four!

Mom Lena - about to unhook my catch.  Wee!!!  I was not brave enough to touch them.

More rods on this side!

Lovely view

The old train parked in an old railway station a few feet away from our fishing spot:

How about you?  Have you gone fishing?  If you had, how was the experience?  Did you catch loads, just a little or none at all?

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