From Kungshamn/Smögen, we drove east towards Lidköping.  We stayed nearby at the Kinnekulle campground on Lake Vänern.  The lake is the largest in Sweden & apparently in the EU. 

This time we did a better job of taking pictures at the campsite.  We arrived & got our tents set-up right before an afternoon rain shower.


Here was our set-up at every campground.  The big blue tent was our sleeping tent & the grey tent was for our table, chairs & food (dining/living tent).  We weren’t exactly roughing it at any of the campgrounds.  We had electricity hook-ups, which enabled us to blow up our queen-size air mattress & charge our electronics. 

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Waiting out the rain.  We learned that the grey tent was not completely waterproof.  Christian rigged up the umbrella to keep some of the drips out!

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A few steps from our tent was a dock for swimming in the lake.

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Kinnekulle is actually a hill or “flowering mountain” and we decided to hike a portion of the vandringsled (walking trail) around the area.  We hiked to the highest point & went up in the viewing tower.

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On the way back to the campground, we came across Hellekis Säteri (manor).  There was a sign in the entrance that said private, so we didn’t explore much.  There was a café on the grounds, as well as some gardens.  It was very pretty.

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