The word failure may be a bit harsch, but the moment I went home from Bastad and other places like Torekov it felt like it. But I’ve also learned a lot about the country and what I like and dislike. In the next couple of paragraphs I will explain what I’m on about.
As I told in a previous post, the plan was to camp with a tent in nature, in the wild. For the first time, inexperienced I thought it would be best not to go to a real remote place. I’ve found a hike on the SkaneLeden trail that is mostly on the coastline. I like the sea and I thought it would be possible to put my little tent up on the beach or just a bit back so you can see the coastline.
I found out this was basicly impossible. The coastline where I was can be divided up into three parts. The first is just rocks, big boulders, an inhospitable area. No way you can put a tent up there. The second part are campings and restaurants. A lot of the commercial places are on the coastline so you can’t use those spots. The third one is nature reserve. There are beautiful spots you want to put your tent up, but these are protected and you are not alowed to put your tent up.
My conclusion is: I went to the wrong spot. The whole trail is too commercial. There are a lot of hotels and campings. You can walk the trail but you basicly have to stay at a real campsite or a hotel.
Any positive points? Yes, a lot also. The nature reserve was very beautiful as you can see in the short clip below. I also got a chance to test out my gear, this went okay, I learned a lot! I will make a post about what I brought with me. I’ve also learned to do a bit more research on the area where I’m going, it has to more remote and less commercial then this area.