Archive for July, 2009

Fårö Lighthouse, Sweden

July 31st, 2009 at 8:26 pm » Comments (1)

Fårö Lighthouse, Fårö island, Gotland, Sweden The lighthouse at Fårö’s north-east tip has been warning where Salvorevs dangerous sandbanks are since 1847, before that a lot of ships went aground out there. Nowadays it’s also a popular spot for day excursions. This area (as many others on the island) has been closed to the public [...]

Ava oak tree – Linnaeus resting place 1741

July 29th, 2009 at 10:02 am » Comments (5)

Linnaean place nr 10 The famous ancient Swede Carl Linneaus – who started the Taxonomy system – took a tour around to Fårö island one day in the year of 1741. Because of the hot weather, he and his companions rested in the shadows of the big Ava oak tree – and 268 years later [...]

The flying sand threatened to take over the island

July 28th, 2009 at 2:41 pm » Comments (3)

Ullahau is a big horse shoe shaped parable sand dune in the north east of Fårö island (Sweden) with flying sand that was created in the first half of the 18th century. In the beginning of 1900 it threatened to cover the whole island with sand. Today Ullahau is a nature reserve area (since 1966) [...]