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Village, and harbour, of Harstena, far out in the archipelago of Gryt. This is an old village, with roots from the 16th century and most people lived here during the end of the 19th century. The life has been hard, with fishing and hunting of seals and birds. Today there are only a few people living here all year round, but there are a lot of people living during the summer in the nice houses. There is also a restaurant.

We came here during a kayak trip in the archipelagos of Gryt and St Anna.

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Comments (54)

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on January 6, 2013

What a great way to spend your vacation Mats :) I really have enjoyed your photos from the kayak!

L :)



matsljungberg on January 7, 2013

Thank you Jim for your visit to my gallery, and the comments and like on this photo. Kayaking is a good way to enjoy the nature, relax and also to take some photos. Greetings from Sweden, Mats.

Ivan Logvinov on January 19, 2013

A very picturesque photo! Beautiful scene!
Like + YS!
Regards from Russia!

MarekEwjanStachowski on January 20, 2013

very nice picture - I like it
greetings from Poland
– Marek Ewjan S.

matsljungberg on January 22, 2013

Thank you Ivan for your very kind comments and like, and I appreciate your star. Greetings from Sweden, Mats.

ALLWO - I LIKE PANOR… on January 23, 2013
  • Hallo Mats - Herzlichen Glückwunsch und L 23 für Dein wundervolles Foto - Beste Grüße aus Deutschland von Wolfgang
matsljungberg on January 27, 2013

Vielen Dank Wolfgang für Deine freundliche Kommentare und like. Grüße aus Schweden, Mats.

Jan Sognnes on January 28, 2013

Et billede som dette synes jeg fanger selve Sveriges sjæl i fortid og nutid! Flot skud!

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Hilsen, Jan

matsljungberg on January 29, 2013

Tack Jan för dina vänliga kommentarer, like och favorit. Det stämmer, det finns mycket fascinerande historia ute i skärgården, och det är intressant hur folk tidigare har kunnat överleva på dessa öar. Nu finns det is ut till Harstena, men jag har inte haft möjligheten. Hälsningar, Mats.

Reinhard Kerkeling on January 29, 2013

Mats, thank you for your nice words, You are a real coach for activities in nature, it is one reason to watch your gallery, kindest greetings Reinhard

dirk bijstra on April 12, 2013

A wonderful place and you made fantastic pictures of it! like. Best regards,

matsljungberg on April 14, 2013

Thank you Dirk for your very kind comments and like. This is a nice place in the southern Swedish archipelago. Greetings from Sweden, Mats.

Anna Grigorjeva on June 23, 2013

Beautiful shot! Like! Greetings from Estonia, Anna

matsljungberg on July 2, 2013

Thank you Anna for your kind comments and like. I just came back from a 12 day kayak trip, also passing this place again. Greetings from Sweden, Mats.

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  • Uploaded on September 1, 2012
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    by matsljungberg
    • Camera: Canon EOS 30D
    • Taken on 2012/08/17 16:07:09
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 35.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash