Time for the 13th Urkult, a music festival held in a small village
called Näsåker in the north of Sweden. The village, and the festival
ground, is situated along Ångermanälven (the Ångerman River).
As last year, I volonteered as a driver.
Here are some photos from the weekend of the 13th Urkult and my
travel there and "back" (not heading straight back to
I left Eskilstuna on the 27/7 and headed for Hudiksvall, where I
found my first full Swedish camp site. So I continued to Harmånger
on the E4 road, where I stayed for two nights. I did a quick tour
of Harmånger (while waiting for my pizza, which seemed time enough
:-) and to the coast. Nothing much to report except a nice church
with separate steeple, some industrial history, and nice views
out over the Baltic Sea (or is it Gulf of Bothnia? ...or both?).
Moved on to Ramvik (south of the High Coast, i.e. close to the
mouth of Ångermanälven) for another two nights. Gave Kramfors
another try... and I got a nice 'pizza roll', but otherwise not
considering another visit. Saw, and crossed, both Sandöbron (the
'old' bridge) and High Coast Bridge (the 'new' bridge). Got some
company from Peter and friend, whom I had supper with overlooking
I arrived on Tuesday afternoon (31/7) and set up my caravan on
a car park (with permission), yet again with the help of Wabbit.
:-) Headed for Härnösand on Wednesday (1/8) to collect Terra Nova,
a danish theatrical group.
Went to Sundsvall on the Thursday (2/8), in company of Alexander
that was leaving, where I almost 'dropped
in on Leif'. :-) Picked up Suranjana from Mynta and Bonus
the drum teacher (and friend), who gave me a private consert.
On arrival at Näsåker it was a bit wet, and I saw my first
'double rainbow'. Thursday is also
'fire night' (eldnatta, difficult
to photograph with my cheap camera, but nice effect... or not
Friday (3/8) and only did some local driving, i.e. could enjoy all
the music I wanted. The evening was a bit wet, but I still got
'a shot' of my favorite view. :-)
Got to get up early on Saturday (4/8) for a 7 a.m. drive to Sundsvall to leave
Suranjana (from Mynta), and Sofia Karlsson and band. Arrived back
early and could enjoy all the music I wanted again.
Headed back to Härnösand on the Sunday (5/8) to leave half of
Terra Nova and most of Fata Morgana. Had a nice supper back in
Näsåker and got, for the staff, private show from Big Ass BBQ,
a very entertaining show where one can't help laughing.
Left for Östersund on the Monday (6/8). Made a quick tour of
Frösön on the Tuesday (7/8) and saw the church (which I thought
would have a tower used for defense, but alas not...). 'Chilled'
on the Wednesday and headed to Brunflo on the Thursday (9/8) to
see 'the tower' (that I thought I would
see on Frösön). (WordFinder want's the Swedish word for the tower,
kastell, translated to 'citadel'... hmmm... I'll have
to look into that!)
On the Friday (10/8) I drove to Ljusdal. Had a wee peek at the
town with it's many lovely houses. Took a trip to Färila for a
wee strol, shopping, and supper on the Sunday (11/8).
Monday (13/8) and I moved to Falun. I was aiming for Ludvika
but I felt I had used up my drive time quota for the day. :-)
Wednesday (15/8) and I finally made it to Ludvika. :-) Spent
Friday (16/8) afternoon looking at Smedjebacken - the end of
Strömsholm's canal (where the railway was used for the last leg to
Ludvika and the next lake system).
Saturday (18/8) and I felt the need to move again - this time
Monday (20/8) and time to move again?????