Monday, February 13, 2017

Nordic Skating, Roslagen, Feb 12th

Morning session with Ricky, first proper run in the archipelago for the season.. We headed off from Hargshamn with a calm wind, sunshine and a blue sky.. Most of the ice was quite thick, enforced by the cold temperature the last 2 days..

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Nordic Skating, Båven, Jan 28th

Another 50 kilometer run on the Båven lake in Södermanland.. Myself, Jon & Ricky headed off at around 08.15 and throughout the morning the light fog and frosty trees created a mystical atmosphere.. The ice was mostly great but in many of the straits we hade to make our way around ice rifts..

Friday, January 27, 2017

Nordic Skating, Vällen & Ekoln, Jan 21st

Not as great as last weekend on Båven, but still a very nice morning. Joined by my brother, we started off on Northern Vällen, where the ice was half-decent but still enjoyable. After that, we drove to Ryssvägen and took a lap north on Ekoln with a bit smoother ice. Total distance for the day was 38 kilometres.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Nordic Skating, Lake Båven, Jan 15th

Amazing day of Nordic Skating on Lake Båven.. Me and my brother headed off from Sparreholm just before sunrise and covered 50 kilometers with fantastic ice conditions.. About as good as it gets!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Nordic Skating, Ekoln, Dec 17, 2016

A lot of driving in search of ice this day, Erken was still open, Närdingen had some half-decent ice with partially melted and re-frozen snow, Hammarskog had some very nice new clear ice but on a limited area, and from Ryssviken north towards Oxen we could stretch out a bit.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Nordic Skating, Nynäsviken-Vällingen-Långsjön, Dec 3rd 2016

Great Sunday on ice.. Started off with Nynäsviken, inner archipelago premier for the season, then we drove north-west to Vällingen, where the ice was a tad too thin for comfort.. We wrapped up the day on Långsjön, where the surface sang and cracked in a cheerful way..

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Nordic Skating, Gisslaren & Tämnaren, Dec 3rd 2016

A short test-run on Lake Gisslaren, with some 4cm of ice under 2cm powder, fairly safe but a tad sketchy for soloing. A bit longer run on Lake Tämnaren, with some 7cm ice but also with some snow and rougher ice at times. In all though, great start of the season in the Uppland/Södermanland area!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nordic Skating, Blanktjärn, Oct 29th

Premier for the season 2016/2017! Drove to Jämtland Friday night , and unfortunately weather took a bad turn with rain, snow, and wind. But after a few hours of driving and scouting Saturday morning we ended up hiking to Blanktjärn. The ice wasn't great and the lake is small, but still a nice day out and great to be on ice skates again!

Friday, October 07, 2016

Freediving, Malta-Exiles, Tugboat 2, Oct 5th

A great way to start they day! A sunrise freediving session together with Craig in Sliema, Malta, at Tugboat 2 outside of Exiles.. Max depth was 20.2 meter and we made some nice swim throughs on the wreck.. Was there on Tuesday also, but this time with a (new) GoPro..

Monday, October 03, 2016

Free Diving, Ghar Lapsi Malta, Oct 2nd

Some casual free diving/snorkeling with Samuel at Ghar Lapsi on Malta, Sunday afternoon October 2nd. The tunnel is a nice swim-through, ending at around 5.8 meter depth.. The GoPro housing leaked so probably destroyed, but at least the memory card survived..

Saturday, October 01, 2016

iSUP, Kolmoraån, Oct 1st

Got up at 0530 to meet up with Emil and we headed in two cars to northern Roslagen for some paddle boarding.. Starting at Vällen lake, we paddled north to the Kolmoraån and then glided downstream through beautiful forrest wilderness.. We exited Kolmoraån at Aspdalssjön where I wrapped up the session with an unplanned swim, but that didn't matter much with the drysuit..

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sailing, Herräng to Öregrund, Sept. 11th

Sunday sailing with the Lady, sailing some 28 kilometers from Herräng to Öregrund where we took a lunch break in the marina restaurant.. Heading back the same way, with winds averaging 5-8 m/s but some challenging gusts reaching around 12-13 m/s.. Probably the last trip of a great sailing season!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

iSUP, Dammtorpssjön & Söderbysjön, Sept 10th

Continued the summer madness in the Saturday afternoon with a paddleboard session with Emil on the lakes Dammtorpssjön & Söderbysjön.. After fighting our way through the waterlilies we reached open water, took a tour through the canal towards Ältasjön and then headed back..

Rock Climbing, Vårdberget, Sept 10th

Rock climbing with Tommy on Vårdberget, Fituna.. Amazing views in beautiful nature, proper summer weather in mid-September.. Form is crappy but great fun!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sailing, Herräng to Östhammar, Aug 28th

Sunday daysailing (or mostly motoring) west to the inner Roslagen archipelago with Östhammar as destination.. Their marina offered a decent pizza despite being last day before shutting down for the season.. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

iSup, Sickla to Fisksätra, Aug 27th

Early Saturday morning iSUP session with Emil, starting in Sickla and heading east to Fisksätra with a great tail wind pushing us forward.. Small city adventures like this makes a great difference!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rock Climbing & Bouldering, Kärsön, Aug 26th

Headed to Kärsön with Tommy after work for some easy bouldering, sloap climbing and top roping.. Hoping to get some more Stockholm rock climbing done next few weeks!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sailing to Måssten, August 20th-21st

After the nightwatch shift on the boat club, me and the lady headed off on Saturday morning to Måssten, a nice island east of Singö.. It used to be a military base back in the days of the cold war era, with plenty of remains still well visible.. The rocky island offers diverse nature and many stunning views.. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sailing, Roslagen, August 12th-14th

First weekend after summer holiday, combining work on the boat with fixes, tweaks and upgrades with some casual sailing with nice sunset views..

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Sailing, Gräsö-Örskär, July 30th-Aug 2nd

Sailing from home harbor north & north-west around Gräsö & Örskär.. Saturday night, just the short jump to Brännäset, and on Sunday the not very long distance up to Öregrund but with some pretty gusty wind at times.. Monday I rounded Örskär and headed south-east on the outer side.. This section is fairly tricky as it is a shallow archipelago with underwater rocks everywhere to zig-zag around.. Tuesday morning the final stretch back to harbor where I spent some hours working on the boat with some maintenance and upgrades..