Malexander camping sleeps the sleep of winter. Everything is covered in a white blanket of snow. The site is quiet and there is no traffic. But the camping ground is not empty at all. There are caravans standing on it protected from the cold. They are waiting for their owners, who return to Malexander every year to spend the lazy summer months here. The caravans left behind to assure the lovers of our village and Malexander camping that they already have a place here. During the high season, it can be difficult to find a free venue. There are many people eager to enjoy the lake and the surrounding woods. Fishing is very popular, as lake Sommen is full of fish. In the meantime, I walk around Malexander and take a look out over Lake Sommen from the high shore. I am surrounded by white and silence. These are ideal conditions for finding inspiration for my next artwork. I think that wandering around the campsite allows for special thoughts and feelings. In summer, Malexander camping is the busiest place. Where most things happen. You can hear different languages – visitors come from many countries. You can hear children laughing, and having evening conversations.
In winter, the place is quiet. But this silence invites you to take advantage of it.
Because Malexander is a little village, I think it is necessary to add the information that it is in the municipality of Boxholm. Many of the town’s residents often visit Malexander. Even in winter, you can see traffic around the lake at weekends. And when the lake freezes over and thick ice forms on it – then our village is an ice skater’s paradise. Unfortunately, for thick smooth ice to form, certain conditions must be met: several days of hard frost without snowfall. And when these days occur and ice is formed, it always warms up and snows after a few days. Then the ice sheet is covered with a white quilt of snow, the lake becomes a great white plain. You can no longer skate on it, but you can admire it. And look forward to those most beautiful summer days when Malexander camping becomes a dream holiday destination.