September 12, 2020
Drive through Björnstorp
A large party will cycle on the dressage.
Drive towards Södra Ugglarp. Head east at the T-junction.
Soon the stone ship is on the left side by a horse farm.
Before, you could park by the ship. Now it is blocked with stones.
A little further ahead is an opening south of the road.
Puts the car there and goes to the ship.
The ship is 45 meters long with 39 stones,
it is one of Skåne's finest stone ships.
Probably from the time 500-1000 AD.
The grass is well cut, so it is easy to walk around.
Next to some stones, bluebell blooms.
All around are pastures. Next door is a yard.
Guess they can not mind visiting an ancient monument.
As long as you do not disturb.
The ship was formerly called Giättagraven.
Goes down to Ugglarpssjön from where we parked.
Can't find a beach place for coffee. Drive to Dalby quarry.
February 6, 2011
I park the car at
the halt at Knivsåsen along the highway 11.
Walk the trail Skåneleden towards the south. It is at the
beginning a wet trail thrugh forest, it is partly still frozen, my
boots is needed.
Coming out onto the road through Björnstorp. From here you can
ride a trolley on the former
railway to Veberöd. Continuing on the road to
the farm Södra Ugglarp. Take to east at the intersection. At the
farm is one of Skåne's largest and best preserved stone ships. A
pretzel show me
into the place. The farm was visited by Linnaeus in his journey in
1749. He mentions that then there were 40 stones in the ship. Today 39
pieces are left in the 45 meter long ship. A sign tells us about it.
The ship is located next to the stables to the estate. It is not far
from the road.
A woman cleans a pasture, a small dog is curious and welcomes me.
The fore and stern blocks are unusually wide, between them are stone rows
on the starboard and port side making slender arches. Walking around
studying the rocks in detail. Lava and moss are growing on the stones.
A cat walks
by, it looks hesitant at me, what a strange figure it seems to think.
It comes smoke
from a dung. Adjacent are pastures. Horses run around in them.
Thinking of how the people who built this tomb perceived their world,
life and death. They were born, made new people, struggled to make a
living, erected stones over dead, and died. It's like today. But coffee
not drink, I do.
Goes to the lake Ugglarpssjön along the way up to the hotel, the
Lodge. Find a beach site. Where the Lodge is situated was once a small
Romelestugan. that was a café and hostel. Have not been there
since those days. Should
go there one day, but not today. Stops at the lake. It is a strange
light on the lake, the ice is
polished and partially covered with water. I drink my coffee and eat my
cake sitting on a stump, overlooking the lake. Walk then the road back.
A kite is flying
above me. The table at the halt where I put the car looks like an
ancient monument. Linnaeus continued his trip to Lund by horse and
wagon, it was
probably not so comfortable. I take the car.