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Moutmarka
On the west side along the archipelago is a natural area called Moutmarka. This is a great recreation area where you can walk all the way down to the water. Moutmarka has a great collection of large rock ridges which you can only see a few places in the coast of Vestfold. It´s tempting to just look at the view, but if you look down to the water, you might find some small orange snail houses which kids in many generations have been making jewelries from or collection into mason jars. Remember, when you´re on vacation, you have the time to just stop and enjoy summer.

Moutmarka used to be a shared pasture for many farms in the area. Most of the animal business ended in the 50s and 60s, and therefore also the pasturing. This resulted in the open fields being overgrown by blackthorn, juniper, rose hip bushes, and other bushes. Large parts of the Mouthmarka is therefore not easily available, but there are three different marked trails that will take you through the area.

The beach trail is marked with blue and heads south along the sea. The landscape will go from grey rocks, pebble beaches and open fields. Normal plant species in this area are gulmaure, yarrow, blue button, Geranium, bluebell, tiriltunge and many more. In the spring, different kinds of orchids will flourish in Moutmarka.
There is a special focus towards Orchis macula which is protected. Taredynga, facing the sea in the west, got its name from all the seaweeds that comes to shore here every winter. Within all the rotten seaweeds lives a lot of insects and shellfish. That is why this is an important food source for birds flying south each spring and fall. Many farms in the area has had the rights to pick some of it up to use on their fields to make the soil better.

In the south part, the path leads to Skåetangen. The rocks on the west side of Skåetangen is great for swimming. You´ll find great places for fishing too. There is an old floodlight construction out on Skåetangen that was built during the war. The road that leads to this place was built by Russian prisoners of war.

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