Beneath The Summer Waves

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Orust, Swedish West Coast 6/7-2017

We are in the month of July and the vacation has started for many in Sweden. Here at the west coast, this often means spending time along the coast where the salty waves invites for both refreshing swims, water sports and boat cruising.

I often get the question what I see when diving in Swedish waters, is there something to see at all?




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Sure there is!! There is plenty wildlife in different shapes, colours and sizes hiding beneath the many sunseaking holidaymakers! ;-)




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Below are some few of the many beautiful aquatic friends we normally see when diving in the fjords.

The pics are taken in Havstensfjorden and Gullmarsfjorden, on depths from some few meters down to 35 meters.













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Sadly we do also see quite alot of rubbish on the ocean floor :-(

Enjoy your vacation to the fullest, but please bring your rubbish back home! What is thrown in the sea stays in the sea, for a very long time...




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When boating or playing among the waves, also respect the wildlife, like seabirds and seals, who have a stressful time during the intense high season. Remember, the slower you drive, the more you will see!

Happy Summer to you all! :-)



Inspire Your Curiosity!



Consolação, Portugal 30/5-20/6-2017

So fortunate we are to live on a planet which is such a wondrous place with all its stunning nature landscapes and fascinating life!




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This great variety makes travelling captivating and feeds a curious mind with even more curiosity and awe :-)





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Wether they are close or remote, there are countless inspiring places to visit and explore.

This, however, can make it difficult to choose wich place to go! To either see more of nearby areas, or to investigate more distant places..?




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Trying to limit the actual travel time to the new destination, we chose to do our next travel within Europe. This still left us with the choice of either salty coastline or inland mountains...







As the Ocean strongly calls for us both, we finally chose saltwater, and decided to explore a bit more of the Portuguese coast.

-Hello again beloved and refreshing Atlantic! :-)






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The photos in this post are all a random choice from our stay in Portugal. The next pics below are from "Lagoa de Óbidos" which is where we spent the windy days kitesurfing :-)











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Our Portuguese adventure was spent along the coast from our base in Consolação (ca 100km north of Lisbon) and further north.







Besides the more touristic places, the natural coast here offers long vast beaches and very interesting, fossil-filled cliff and rock formations.






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The many tidal pools inhabited by all kinds of small marine life obviously also became among our top favourites :-)






Mother Nature with her great power, fascinating life and interesting evolution. So much there is to adore on planet Earth!

Be curious and respectful, open your mind and eyes to the immense beauty surrounded :-)







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As fun and exciting it is to travel, it can at times also be tiring...

But when, through the airplane window, observing the colourful long-lasting sunset, I soon start to fantasize about the diverse life and many sceneries the sun soon will light up on the other side.

A thought inspiring my curiousity for further adventures and horizons!



Documenting Arctic Giants

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 Here are the latest two blog posts I wrote for the PADI blog, with more reading from our whale adventures in Northern Norway :-)


Exotic Adventures In Havstensfjorden

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Havstensfjorden, West Coast of Sweden 28/5-2017

As natural history film makers, with work based from a sailing boat, we need to adapt ourselves and our work after the weather and sea conditions. And so we do as much as we possibly can :-)

The visibility underwater is currently quite poor at the east coast of the island Orust, which is where our boat "Eja" has her homeport. This still doesn´t prevent us to do some exciting dives of course :-)




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As we currently need certain over water shots, and the weather forecast for this has been very promising, we have been out filming among the islands in Havstensfjorden for the last few days.





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We are in the end of May, an amazing time in Sweden when so much is happening in nature. The wildlife is getting their youngs and the islands are so colourful from all the different wild flowers.

When spending time among this wild beauty, I get this happy urge to share it, now resulting in this little blogpost!








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There are not much people out on the fjord yet, so we have the water and islands almost entirely for ourselves.

An exotic feeling it is to be spending time in this silent paradise, where the sea birds and the slow water movements, are the only ones contributing to the soothing soundtrack of the warm long-lasting sunset...

All this, only a couple of nautical miles from "Eja´s" homeport :-)





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So grateful I am for the precious time spent in nature and on this wonderful planet. Paradise is on Earth and I love it! :-)