After a rather chilly start to his Sweden adventure in Dalsland, Norman soon warmed to the area, and decided to head west to explore the coast. His blue nose had returned to its normal hue and his mood had lifted. Norman the Nomad was back with a vengeance! He checked out the map and hot-footed it to Bohuslän.
Except, well, he had a strange feeling in the pit of his stomach, and it had nothing to do with the fresh oysters he’d enjoyed a couple of hours earlier…
He was craving something he never thought he’d want…
Maybe it was the connection he felt with the Scandinavian landscape, or maybe he was just getting old (this idea was met with angry viking grunts); either way, he hopped in a kayak and set off to find the elusive location where he could settle down. Being so close to Norway, Bohuslän was an ideal spot and no doubt he had some relatives in the area.
Fjallbäcka impressed our highly critical companion. The friendly locals, the fresh air and the views out over the archipelago were enough to make his itchy feet crave some plaid slippers and a seafront house all of his own. But the humongous population of 1,000 was too much for Norman. He craved solitude.
Valö island was welcoming, and the quaint red house was just right, but when Norm discovered that local author Camilla Läckberg had set one of her spooky crime novels on the island, he got the heebie jeebies and decided to skedaddle.
The Weather Islands are the most westerly islands in Sweden, and are set in waters that can be a little tricky to navigate. Being the skilled seaman that he is, Norm had no trouble, and was soon up in the weather station assessing his potential territory.
Norman loved the Weather Islands very much, and thought he’d found the perfect home in the form of a little red hut overlooking the ocean…
Until he realised that the prospect of a long, icy winter stranded on a lonely island wasn’t actually that appealing. What if his blue nose came back?! Time to say farewell to Sweden and move on!
Where did Norm go next? Perhaps he’s in his lair… Have you found it yet?