Archive for the ‘Stugun’ Category

Bought the Annual Yearbook on my village Stugun, titled “2019 Stugukrönika”. 90 pages with little glimpses of history and reports on what has been going on in the last 12 months. Now that I live here I will gladly support this fine enterprise (first book came out in 1954, this is the 66th edition). By the way, 220 Volt (see last post) drummer Peter Hermansson grew up in Stugun.

Good job.

(My shot of said book)

Getting cold

Posted: November 5, 2019 in Jämtland (County), Stugun

It has been pretty cold the last few days here in Stugun (Jämtland County). Luckily I am pretty busy in my house on my delayed holiday at the moment, but there is no denying that winter has just arrived.

(My image)

Pretty interesting Midsummer for me as I realized that I had no transport to work for Saturday. So I decided to be a Viking and make a bicycle trip of it on Friday afternoon rather than look for any other solutions. The 55 km journey took over six hours, I had no idea that so much of that road from Stugun to Östersund is uphill, but it is. Also, when I started I had sunshine and a light breeze, and the last two hours was quite the opposite with rain and cold winds. I half expected to see some wildlife though (moose, deer, bear etc) along the way, but I did not (I had the camera ready just in case). I see animals all the time when I make this journey in a car or by bus. No rest stops on the way, just endless forests and some beautiful lakes. No place for a flat tire or some general bad luck, I can tell you that much. Glad I made the effort though. Quite memorable in some strange way.

Thank you Per for being on standby in case of emergency.

(My images)

Local ale

Posted: June 21, 2019 in Cool stuff, General, Jämtland (County), Stugun

Just discovered that there is a local ale called Stugubrygd here in Stugun (Jämtland County). It has been produced by our ICA (food) store and is manufactured by a well established brewery called Jämtlands Bryggeri. I like the label with the old church and the bridge etc, all located close to my new place (especially the church). On the back they mention how these parts got going back in 1290 when a Bishop in Uppsala gave a man called Gjurd Bodakarl the mission to build a guest house for Pilgrims that journeyed to Trondheim in Norway through this land. I have heard the story, the guy is a distant relative on my grandmothers side. Just imagine going out in the middle of nowhere to build this station (if you want to call it that), that took a lot of courage. I heard he never had to pay any taxes ever again if he did, too bad it did not stipulate that this would include all future relatives.

(Image by me)

Checked out a nearby tourist attraction from where I live (here in Stugun, Jämtland County) today in good company. I have a rather impressive mountain rising very close my property (I practically live on a spot close to this peak) but I have still to explore this general area way more. Takes about 10-12 minutes to get up there through the forest (no road) upwards the mountain side. With the new snow making certain steep bits a bit slippery I decided to stop at this position and not risk the last climb that is a bit on the heavy side. Anyway, I have heard that enthusiasts climb these rocks in this area and they have made it a good place to visit. There are nine different locations to climb according to tourist informatioon, so this is just one such place. I have to say that this nearby part of the mountain looks great, nature has carved out a section of the wall about half way up and you have a few trees growing there. Amazing how trees can find a way to grow just about anywhere.

I could hear voices in the vicinity so somebody was up there. I think the right thing to do is to get a map so that I can get a real grip of this mountain. It was interesting to get a first glimpse, had I been a kid I would have explored this mountain every day (at least that is how it was when I grew up). These days I will settle for a nice walk or two that will not be too dangerous.

(My images – thank you Gunnar for showing me the way)

Took this snapshot of the Old Church in Stugun (Jämtland County) yesterday. It is located close to my new place and I pretty much see it on a daily basis when I am in the neighborhood. It was built close to the water by Pål Persson 1785-1786. History buffs will always find items of interest in the old churches of Sweden, loads of memorabilia from the old wars etc. In this church you have an item that celebrates the victory at the Battle of Narva in 1700. Got to love that.

Here is an old postcard that I spotted on an auction site a while back. Looks like it could be from around 1930-1950. It is interesting to compare the shots. If somebody out there knows more about the postcard, please leave a comment.

Took a few snapshots down by the water in Stugun (Jämtland County) – my new neighborhood – this morning. My place is located below the peak of that mountain ridge. The village has been going for some 800 years, so it has a rich history. Very quiet, everybody says “Hello” to each other, which is sort of nice.

Here you see the little bridge that takes you into the village. Both riverbanks by this bridge is dedicated to people that want to enjoy themselves down by the waterfront, which is good thinking. You can light a fire, flip some burgers and just enjoy the view. This morning it was chilly and the wind was a reminder that winter is coming.

Here is a shot from the riverbank on the other side of the bridge. Note the little islands. There are other spots in the area that are lovely too but that is for another day. Stugun is a place worthy to explore.

Still crazy busy with the move, but things are looking up.