Well, it did start of pretty lousy. There was this one fly.... Just one fly..... in a sweltering hot sleepingroom. And that damn fly managed to do something unproportional to its size; wake up an entire family and get them out of bed before and just after sunrise! That little, pesky, buzzing..... critter kept on annoying everyone by landing on or around our faces until we were all awake and up. I just before 05:00, the rest shortly after. After another uncomfortably warm night we were all in a less then good mood. Despite that we tried to see the sunny side of things..... Quite literally too, actually.
We enjoyed the early morning freshness, opened every window and door we could find in an attempt to get the heat out of the house. And let's be honest, early summermornings can be quite enchanting!
Since our hosts told us that Sweden's second highest waterfall, Västanåfallet, is situated on the way to Vällingsjö it was an obvious site to visit too. We set out early and arrived at the waterfalls just after 08:00 and the temperatures were already rising considerably. The site itself is quite nice and the surrounding area is reported to be likewise, but just the climb up, alongside the waterfall, left us all bathing in sweat. The fall itself should be quite impressive during the snowmelt or after heavy rains, but now it had died down to a trickle. I guess the drought and warmth caused that.
On our way out I wanted to stop at one spot to take some pictures and to deal with my disappointment in solitude. That nearly cut the already short vacation even shorter! I was approaching the edge of a small lake to take a look and some pictures, when suddenly the ground gave way and my right leg disappeared into the ground. I was caught totally off balance and my fall was only broken by my groin hitting the surface, but after my right elbow had taken the biggest part of the blow...... sending that directly into my shoulder.... Yep, the one that already did give me quite some trouble.....
|Me, directly after the incident|
|shot at the moment of impact!|