After a bit of dither we decided to visit the Sofieberg hill outside Eskilstuna on Good Friday. Quite special times, so it was not entirely obvious to make the trip. But we packed both coffee and lunch from home and did not intend to come close to a single person on the trip. On the way down I had to take a tour in Eskilstuna for old memories sake. At half past nine we arrived at Sofieberg and we were alone at the parking lot. Started with a cup of coffee before we went up to experience the pasque flowers and the fine pasture with their junipers. After half an hour, it started to drop in cars and crowds of 70-plus mixed with families with children occupies the hill. Did not see any signs of social distancing here. We started to feel uncomfortable with all the people and on the way back to the car we had to take turns around people to avoid the worst.
It was a little early for lunch so I made my way up to Björsund and out on Fogdö. Also here old memories from the time when I cycled here and took the ferry… From Strängnäs towards Västerås we found that we could go out to Ängsö and have the lunch there. Once out there it looked like half of Västerås had come up with the same idea but in the end we found a place for ourselves. After that, it was just to go home on the usual roads. A pretty nice trip after all.
Some pictures from Sofiebergskullen