Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Frozen Bay

The Frozen Bay

I took the bike down to my favorite beach the other day. This is Hårsfjärden, part of the Baltic Sea, where the Swedish military chased those subs back in the 1980's. In a few months time people will be jumping into the sea from this dive tower which is hard to believe looking at it now. It's also hard to tell the icy and snowy pier from the frozen bay. On my visit I was hoping to find a few ice fishers, like on my visit three years ago, but there was no one around. If you want to, you can walk across the bay, there was a cool photo in my morning paper yesterday, taken a bit south from here where a man was biking across the bay!

14 comments:

Jacob said...

It's a beautiful picture...but it does give the impression winter may go one forever, and ever, and ever!

Leif Hagen said...

No swimming! No diving!

J Bar said...

This is a top shot. Well composed.
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Sharon said...

Brrr...looks cold.

Don and Krise said...

Hey, glad you managed to get the old bike thawed out. Even with all the snow and ice it looks like it was a beautiful day.

Olivier said...

c'est bizarre à voir, j'imagine en été....superbe photo

Hilda said...

Wow, you're right — it is hard to believe that people actually swim here! Amazing!

brattcat said...

What a great shot, Steffe. The snow and ice look as if they could reach into eternity.

B SQUARED said...

I can't imagine the water ever being warm enough for my tropical physiology.

RedPat said...

The sun looks warm - tanning in the snow!

Gunn said...

What a view! Looks beautiful and cold!

JM said...

Definitely very different from the beach I posted yesterday! :-)

T. Becque said...

Wow, my dry desert brain can't wrap itself around this. Neat shot.

Kitty said...

wow, cool. You feel like you're on the edge of the world, here.