Gotland is overwhelming. We found the perfect spot to relax and let the mind run free. This place with its nature, friendly people and perfect weather, forces you to slow down, sit back and take a deep breath (while enjoying some chilled Chardonnay). The rental bikes allow us explore the area and Joiz is having fun running alongside the bikes.
On Saturday we hit the road to explore the southern tip of the island to see the famous Hoburgen rock. Even more famous is the Hoburgsgubben which looks like a human face … if you look at it from the right angle. Despite being a “tourist spot” there are very view visitors and we enjoy the tranquility of this place.
On the way back north we stopped at Körsbars Garden, an Art Cafe located just south of Havdhem offering the best selection of homemade cakes that we’ve run into so far. Sitting in the garden amongst the sculptures set us back in time. The next village, Havdhem was having a flea market with live (swedish) folk music. The market was very small but we got into a conversation with a local running a mill and bakery nearby. He had fallen in love with an old windmill, restored it and started to produce flour just to see if it was working . As a consequence of finding something useful to do with the flour he started his own bakery and his stone oven baked bread became famous. We can absolutely confirm this.
The plan for the evening was to go some place near the water and barbeque – which we did. The weather was ideal and we found a really nice spot not far from our campsite. Situated above the beach we had a great time watching the sunset and starting an open fire.