We left Oslo behind and headed south into Sweden. As the weather was good we headed to a lake I’d identified as a possible good spot for a swim. We rolled up at Tåsteröds Stora Vatten (Tåsteröds Great Water) and pulled up in a little layby. There were a couple of people swimming in the lake, but by the time we had made lunch they were packing up. We ate lunch and then took the plunge! The air temperature was pretty cool, with a moderate breeze making it cooler, but the water wasn’t too cold (much warmer than the Norwegian water we’d stuck our toes in!) and the swimming platform and rocks around it were in the sun. It was fabulous swimming there, with the lake entirely to ourselves. We then had a coffee and Norwegian cake/pastry/bread thingy that we bought with the last of our Norwegian Krone as we left the country, sat on the rocks listening to the lake lapping gently by our feet.
That’s been it for the day really. We left and headed to a nearby rest spot on the motorway. We’re in a picnic area slightly set back from the main stopping area, with only the distant hum of the motorway to remind us where we are. It’s a beautiful setting and even has some handy rocks which we’ve used to dry our wet gear on!