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I have discovered a new heavenly place on Earth, the archipelago on the west coast of Sweden. For some reason, Erik and I have done very little sightseeing in the Gothenburg area, but while Erik was in Iceland, I got a chance to visit our colleague, Bengt Liljebladh at his summer place on the island Orust. What a beautiful place and with a view to sea. You felt right away how the blood pressure went down and calm settling in. Bengt and I were meeting up with Martin Hassellöv from the Kristineberg Marine Research Station, University of Gothenburg and his family. Martin is lending us an advanced Idronaut CTD probe, which we will bring to Ikka Fjord in Greenland in August to do measurements of the seawater. Thus, we went over the different parts of the set up for this instrument and how to use it in the field. Hopefully, we will be able to also test it from a boat later in the summer before departure. But it was not all work. Bengt arranged a very nice lunch for all of us and later we went on a walk around the island, with all these stunning views to the sea and the archipelago.

Photo: View from Bengt’s house.
Photo: Gabrielle. A living room with a view to the sea.
Photo: Gabrielle. The dogs moved in like they always do – like they have always lived there :-).
Photo: Gabrielle. The nature surrounding Bengt’s house.
Photo: Gabrielle. Bengt cooking for us :-).