August 3rd, 2014

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Roxen Lake, Linkoping, Sweden, 290714

Lake Roxen

is one of the beautiful attractions in the Swedish town of Linkoping, and since I'd borrowed a small folding bike, prashanthchengi and I decided to cycle down (we'd walked to the lake previously.)

The weather was very unusually warm even for Swedish summer, but I manfully (womanfully?) pedalled my two tiny wheels, and we started with this beautiful rainbow (though I couldn't see any rain clouds!)

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We cycled through brown grass and green:

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We came to the place where the road to the lake branched off from the highway:

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A fleecy dolphin floated overhead:

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This Swan family was one of the highlights, indeed, of my visit to Scandinavia.

Then came the sight of this

GREAT CRESTED GREBE

that I have seen before only in the lap of the Himalaya!

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We discovered even more when we came back to the area the next day...but that's the next post!