September 14, 2013
South of Vitaby is a road towards Onslunda. I've parked at the ruined castle
Vallabacken. At the house at the junction load a couple a roller on a
trailer. A bit too heavy for her. With her and me on one side and he on the
other, we are strong enough. I learn that the burial ground is located in a
field along the gravel road next to that goes to Grevlunda mill. I trudge on
the dirt road up the hill.
It's not far to the stile that goes into the paddock. The burial ground
consist of a ship setting, a stone circle, and six standing stones, according
to the information plate. It will not be easy to find, the grass is
high. Straight ahead from the stile, I can discern a weak trampled grass. It's
probably others who have been here. I follow the tracks. Coming up to a ring
of stones, must be the stone circle. A short distance away, I see a standing
stone, next to lie several blocks. Up the slope I find the ship setting, with
low lump rocks as ship's edge. They are barely visible in the tall grass. I go
to the corner of the paddock. They have chosen a burial place with a view, as
they often did. I admire it as well.
When I go down the road again, I keep an eye open for a path into the
woods. There seems to be a hint of trail. Follow it and come to what I believe
is the money well. Well wall is clad with brick. Unfortunately I know nothing
about the well, it is exposed as an ancient monument on
swedish national heritage board search page.
Driving home past Fågeltofta church to Skåne Tranås. Park on the
square and take an afternoon coffee at Café Ida. It is almost full. Take
"Shortcut Offer": coffee with apple pie. Talking to the couple at the next
table. It's "Shortcut Österlen" today with an open house along the road
between Skåne Tranås and Gärsnäs. Goes to Österlen
Chocolate , but closed for holiday today. Strange. Drive home.