2012-04-29

Ängudden, Hummelvik

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This is only a one day trip to the coast of the Baltic Sea. But I have not been there before so it is new to me. This place is located south of Oxelösund, on the south side of the inlet. It is a small and old fishing village where only a few men still are fishing. I was there mainly to see sea birds and to document some of the village.

I had checked the weather forecast. It said it might be morning mist but later on, mostly sun at the coast.

I left home at 7.30h and had some crazy weather on the road. It varied between clear sky, heavy mist and a little rain. Had no idéa of what to expect next. Twice I could stop and take some shots of mist hanging over the farmland. Other moments I had to slow down due to heavy fog.

Arriving at Hummelvik the mist was still hanging over the Baltic Sea even if it was rather clear in the fishing village. I spent a while looking around and checking out the birds in the area. Eider, Barnacle goose, Goosanders, wagtails and gulls of coursre, and I took some shots of course. There was also a small ship wreck at one of the piers. I met a man and asked him how I could get out to the peninsula. He told me so. I could take the car a little bit longer and then I gathered my stuff and walked the rest of the way.
Arriving at the point I was stunned. Three small islands was lining up at the horizon. The mist was over the water. After a while the sun penetrated the layer and shone softly on the water creating a glowing area around the small islands. And then a boat comes in from the right. Just in the middle of the glowing area. Passing behind the islands. Stunning! Then after about 20 min the mist lifted and gave way to the sun and the mystery morning  was over.

I walked around a bit checking the area and the birds on the water. I spotted two razorbills (Tordmule) but could not get any shots. Then it was close to lunch so I ate what I had. Packed my stuff and went back to the car. Driving back to the fishing village I spotted a little European Robin and got some nice shots.
Hummelvik Fishing harbour
Ejder - Eider

I spent a little more time at the village talking to fishermen. Then I left to go to Oxelösund on the north side of the inlet. It was a 30 min drive to go there. But that place was a dissappointment now. Almost no birds I had not already seen. So, after an h I left to go home again. A great day.

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http://nfbird.blogspot.se/search/label/Hummelvik
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21 comments:

  1. What a peaceful, lovely place! Delightful captures for the day and a lovely look at a part of your world! Thanks for sharing!! Wishing you a great week!

    Sylvia

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  2. Great place, and great shot of the eiders!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. Delightful shots - fascinating to see the green growth so close to the water's edge. Thanks for sharing your outing and pictures with us.

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  4. Lovely shots. I really like the mist over the islands.

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  5. Fantastic shots. This trip will be memorable.

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  6. Magical shots of the islands! I enjoyed reading about your short trip.

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  7. Such gorgeous and peaceful shots.

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  8. I loved your mystical photographs but I equally enjoyed the description of your day. There was such a sense of appreciation for the beauty around you.

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  9. Loved the photos and the commentary. I haven't been to that part of the world but I think I need to add it to my places to visit.

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  10. A great serie of photos!

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  11. What a great day trip. Isn't it fun to watch and identify the birds! So relaxing...

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  12. I really like to take photos of fog or mist but it would happen of course early in the morning. Love your shots and thanks for joining Kim,USA

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  13. the mist is beautiful, it gives your photos a dreamy feel.

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  14. the mist is beautiful, it gives your photos a dreamy feel.

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  15. Lovely pics! You really seem to enjoy life! Hope you never lose that:):)

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  16. Rigtig flotte billeder du viser.
    Ønsker dig en god dag.
    Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

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  17. Such an intriguing place to wander! Enjoyed your commentary on your feelings and thoughts! Great photos!

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  18. Oh Wow ~ worth the trip ~ gorgeous photos and thanks for hosting NF waters ~ ^_^

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  19. very nice, thanks for sharing :)

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  20. Fantastic views, excellent trip. I am greeting

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