Bjuroklubb

Bjuroklubb is Sweden’s Eastern most point and is about fifty kilometers from my house. Like Ultervattnet, it is one of the spots that I really like to visit, it is a very peaceful, tranquil place overlooking the Bay of Bothnia. I had been out looking for another nature reserve earlier in the day and made the Infra Red image of my previous post, but was not seeing much else to photograph so I decided to go on up to the Bjuroklubb Nature Reserve and then thought that the sunset would be worth the trip so I first went home to wait for sunset.

As usual I drove up to the car park…

just underneath the light house next to the cafe arriving at around 2115 in plent of time to get set up. I really wanted to get the Lighthouse in the shot, but there was no suitable vantage point that would allow that so I opted instead to shoot the rocks, trees and the Bay looking out to the Sunset from the hill at Bjuroklubb.

I was the last to leave the sunset …

at Bjuroklubb that evening staying until a little after 11pm and made my way back to the car, unfortunately on my way back down the hill I came across a barrier across the road. Now I didn’t for a moment expect this barrier to be locked – there would be no point, Bjuroklubb is literally miles from anywhere. It would need a very determined burglar to come out here. However, locked it was and I was a bit stuck since it was so late I didn’t really know what to do, there were no signs to warn of this locking and no signs to let one call someone. It was beginning to look as though I might have a bit of an uncomfortable night on Bjuroklubb (and I would still consider it worth the trouble for the images shot).

I soon saw a group of three Swedes …

on their way up the hill from an evening walk and they told me that they have a holiday cottage just up the hill on Bjuroklubb and so had a key … crisis averted!

 

Check out this link to find out more about the Lighthouse at Bjuroklubb

http://www.visitsweden.com/sweden/places/northern_sweden/bjuroklubb_lighthouse/