2022 hasn’t had as many bike trips as 2021, but the warm dry weather in August seemed perfect for a weekend tenting tour. We decided to go South and West to take the Skansen ferry and visit Mörkö, officially an island in the Archipelago but it’s forests and green fields make it very different from the stony outer archipelago islands. Happily, our path took us past the Eldtomta cafe at lunchtime, so we stopped about 20km into the ride for a rad seafoody lunch and some baking. Then we rode out to the ferry and onto Mörkö with our goal being the Eriksö nature reserve. We passed a few nature reserves to get there, but not all of them allow camping and Eriksö promised some archeological sites (marked with the rune ‘R’ on the map). It was a charming country ride, complete with a visit to the Hölö-Mörkö church to get water an admire the local runestone at a crossroad near the church. We had a pleasant campsite with a water view in a deserted cow pasture, and emptied our gas cannister cooking our Thai rice noodle dinner (a little al dente – lesson learned!) We started early towards home and WELL WOULD YOU LOOK AT THAT… we also passed Eldtomta Cafe again at lunch time. Time for some more great snacks in the sunny garden and cold drinks before riding the rest of the way home. We did find one new Gem: Karshamra organic garden and wood-fired pizza. We had already eaten, so instead of getting a pizza we got as many veggies as would fit in the panniers: tuscan kale, purple beets (not the red ones we usually get here) and purple spring onions with long green stems. As I write this it is pouring, so glad we took advantage of the great weather while it was with us!