I’ve been dying to head out to the island nature reserve of Kvalmsö since I read about it. It’s another one only accessible by foot or boat, and has oak meadows, open pastures, flat rock, and beaches. It’s quite a long hike for little legs (around 5km from the car and back), and so I planned to take some food to eat, cooked on the fire pit once we reached our half way point (details of that will be in another post!!). So, with the snow falling gently but persistently all day, we decided it was as good a day as any to set off on our adventure to Kvalmsö 🙂
It is going to be so lovely to see how all these places change over the course of the seasons. We walked over a very wide track, and a lovely bridge took us from the mainland onto the island. From there we walked around the southern part of the island to make it to the nearest fire pit. There is a lovely little cove there and I am already planning returning when it’s warm for a day’s adventure there splashing in the shallows and trying to catch mini beasts in the water, and again using the fire pit for our meals.
The children were tired after the walk there but pottered off to investigate every rock and tree, as their curiosity doesn’t stop their tired legs! We all refuelled and after we packed up, were keen to get going to get some warmth back into our toes and fingers.
They did so well especially as it was the afternoon, so had already had a morning playing outside and in the snow already. All three are now snuggled up in bed, safe in the knowledge that their hike for the week is done, and they have a few days to recover 😉 !!!!!