Room with a view

From Cowell to Darke Peak

Room with a view to rural South Australia, somewhere between Cowell and Cleve on Eyre Peninsula.

From Cowell to Darke Peak

The window is in the one and only room in the former Crossville school. It was operating from 1909 to 1946. Nearby is a ruin which I presume was the teacher’s house but it could also have been a farm house. It was, as I understand, common for the rural teachers to be lodged with a family on a local farm nearby the school house.

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Winter at last

After a mild autumn and beginning of winter, the cold weather has finally come here too. Not that I’m a real fan of the cold but it sure is nice with snow and how everything becomes brighter when all the grey is covered.

winter night

I think it’ll also do for the weekly photo challenge: window



It’s past mid summer (summer solstice) and vacation calm has descended. People living in Stockholm are leaving town and are being replaced by tourists. Traffic is becoming civilized and it’s possible to find vacant park space! Time to leave town then, and, like so many other Scandinavians, seek peace in the country side.

The country hide-away

The country hide-away

The cottage does not have electricity, no running water and mobile coverage is dismal. The lake is but 50 meters away though. There’s no sandy beach, but the granite is polished smooth by the last glacial age and a sun warmed stone ledge is surprisingly comfortable.

The 'beach'

The ‘beach’

As the sun goes down, the air becomes a bit chilly and it’s time to get inside. I lit some candles more for comfort than out of need; at 10pm it’s still almost full daylight. The forest is all quiet. Bliss.

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