April 7, 2012: King's spring
I park the car outside Gudmuntorp church. Near the church is a sign
"Kungskällan" (King's spring) pointing down into the broad
Pinedalen. I follow the track down in the valley and up the other
up to a narrow road that leads down to a house. Halfway down the
road is the spring.
The spring, which is named after the swedish king Karl XIV (king
1818 - 1844) who visited the
spring, is overlooking the valley. The legend say that also Gustav
III (king 1772 - murdered 1792) have been here. The leaves of
surrounding the paved edges of the spring. Wood
anemones are blooming. The spring water flows through a concrete
channel. Maybe you can drink it today too, but I do not dare to take
a chance. A
stoned path is leading to the rill. On the edge is a memorial stone,
to read the text. Can clearly see the word "DIKTAT", the whole might
HÄR HAR SK?
LUST V.O. DIKTAT
HERE HAS SK?
LUST V.O. WRITTEN POETRY
Maybe. In any case the poet Esaias Tegnér was here 1819.
I remember that when I walked Skåneleden here in 1998 did I
hear shots from a
shooting range. I walk along the eastern side of the valley, and
come to a small
shed. A note from 2004 tells me that it is an elk shooting training
range. At the
shooting range is a rail to pull a moving object. Returning back
over the valley,
I am strengthening me with a pear.
December 21, 2008: Treasure
I park at Gudmuntorp church. Then I follow Skåneleden down in Pinedalen.
Pinedalen is a broad valley with wooded slopes south of the Ringsjön.
The valley is mostly pasture land. I'll try to find a memorial stone, which on
the Skåneleden map should be where the path crosses the valley. It should be
round and lie on the edge of a sparse hilly forest. A squirrel runs up a
tree. I walk around the tree to get a picture of it, but it is hiding all the
time behind the strain. We are doing our game for a while until I get tired
and give up. When I almost reach Lunnarna without having seen any stone do I return.
Where the path crosses the valley do I walk around and looking in the
forest, slopes, and even far out on the open valley. Nothing. I have one
last go at the slope in the east, where the forest is sparse and hilly. Goes up to
the crest. Hm, in a field in the north and against a fir plantation is a large stone. I
have already overtaken it twice but without reflect about it. Maybe. The
last attempt. A large orange blob is painted on the stone, "Jönstorps
Bronsfynd 1972" is engraved on it. Finally. It was here found findings from the
Bronze Age. I wonder where the finds has gone?
I was here ten years ago and then, I did not notice the stone. I eat my lunch
sitting in the sparse and hilly woods before I go back. At Löberöd castle
am I overtaken by two cars at high speed. In Flyinge is a car
in my butt. I make an extra turn in the roundabout to escape. You have
to have such a hurry?