Just returned from two weeks with photography and relaxation on the island of Öland in the Baltic Sea, just east of the Swedish coast.
I just love the atmosphere you find on islands, and Öland simply has everything you can desire. Between the Lighthouses “Lange Erik” in the north and “Lange Jan” in the South You’ll find long beaches, stone walls, old windmills, ancient forts, coastal wetlands, wild forests, meadows, limestone formations, Stora Alvaret (heath/moor) and lots of birds and plants. The island has a great history too and plenty of cattle, sheep and some camels. The weeks were sunny and windy, some days the weather was simply too good to make pictures and others was simply too windy and rainy, but it was a great trip after all - with excellent images as a result.
Oops, I forgot to mention that the southern part of the island is a UNESCO World Heritage site and I saw Common Crane, White-tailed eagle, Osprey and lots of Geese.