Outings: Kyrkö mosse.

Our original plans for Saturday included a photo outing to Öland with my photo class. We picked the date during Tuesday's class when the weather forecast predicted a Saturday and a rainy Sunday complete with thunder. Unfortunately it was already raining when we woke up in the morning and the teacher called and said that the outing was cancelled. It was hard to resist the urge to just go back to bed and hide under the covers. Another grey and rainy weekend, preceded by several lovely days that were wasted on work! I could hardly bare it.

I am the worst at coming up with activities for rainy days. It's either going to the mall, or being stuck at home with cabin fever. Since neither one of those options seemed like an appealing start to the weekend we brainstormed a bit and decided to drive to the Kyrkö Mosse car cemetery about an hour away from here. I know it must sound like a pretty weird destination, but I've heard a lot about it and wanted to see it for myself. Per had already been several times.

The property that is home to the car cemetery used to be the home of a man named Åke Danielsson who was born in 1914 and died in 2000. He started a car scrap yard in the 1940s to get an extra income and when he moved to a retirement home in 1991 he left it all behind. The area was going to be cleaned up but due to protests it ended up being protected as a site of historic value. Tests have been done and despite what you'd assume, the ground is actually not that contaminated. It was quite fascinating to walk through the forest and see the tiny red cottage where Åke lived for so many years along with all those abandoned cars. Just imagine the history behind each one of them. Who did they belong to, and which roads have they travelled?

Oh, and as luck would have it, it had stopped raining by the time we got to Kyrkö mosse, but it started up again soon after we left. On the way home we stopped by a country shop for some lunch and when we got home we made dinner and watched a film. In the end the day turned into a Saturday quite well spent.

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