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Vendelso Kvarnen

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Citat från:http://www.vendelsovandrarhem.se/Valkommen.html

Vendelsö är en av Hallands få öar med permanent bebyggelse, på ön finns tre gårdar och en väderkvarn som härstammar från 1870-talet och dessutom finns två fritidshus. På öns södra del finns ett klipplandskap med vittrande gnejs i trappstegs formationer ner mot havet, nere vid stranden är klipporna rauk liknande och en strandgrotta har mejslats ut av havet. Den dominerade vegetationen på öns öppna marker är ljungheder med enbuskar, vid de flackare stränderna finns partier med havsstrands-ängar där kor går och betar.

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