An extended weekend due to public holiday, we headed out Saturday morning for 3 days of sailing.. With a fresh breeze touching gale from North we first headed down through Väddö channel, and anchored in Österhamn, Lidön for the first night.. On Sunday, we took a sheltered course east over to Gisslingsö where we arrived at noon in the inlet south of Betsebergen.. A nice walk through the woods to stretch the legs, and then some hotdogs on the BBQ.. More lazying about and a second meat BBQ for dinner.. Monday morning, the northerly winds faded away and changed to calm and then a southernly breeze, perfect timing as we were heading back north through the Väddö channel again.. Great sailing season so far, with summer just around the corner!
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Pre-summer sailing with the lady, Saturday 21st-22nd. Anchoring for the night at a little island next to Stora Risten.. Shifting winds, mostly from south, partially cloudy on Saturday but in the evening it cleared up and the archipelago was magically beautiful.. Some exploration with the little dinghy on Sunday morning, before heading back south via Korsskären and over Singöfjärden..
Sunday, May 08, 2016
Four days of great single-handed sailing with my Bellona 23, a small yacht from the 70's.. Quite sunny and warm for this early in the season with a steady high-pressure.. Covered some 160 kilometers in mostly light winds and I anchored in some really nice inlets; Lidön, Villösan & Brännäset..
Saturday, March 26, 2016
Easter cycling on southern Öland, making a 80 kilometer lap on a sunny but somewhat chilly day.. Starting at Mörbylånga and doing a clock-wise run via the Långe Jan lighthouse at Ottenby.. Nice tail wind last hour certainly helped..
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Spring is around the corner but still some great ice is to be found, this sunny Sunday me, Emil and Ricky headed to the Nynäshamn inner archipelago and covered some 36 kilometers with partially challenging conditions..
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Morning session on Lake Mälaren with Ricky, starting from Bålsta.. Excellent ice conditions, but unfortunately the route became restricted by open water to the south-west and a shipping-lane on the east.. We covered around 20 kilometers, lots of fun!
Saturday, January 23, 2016
Early start of the Saturday morning, picking up Emil, Ricky & Mikael at 07 and onwards via ferry to Ljusterö for the Lagnö destination.. Temperature up closer to freezing point, still barely any new snow for a long while, so great conditions for some ice skating in the archipelago.. We did a figure 8 lap of 40 kilometres in a mellow pace, enjoying the sceneries. A great day in good company!
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Cold weather for some week now which has frozen many larger and deeper lakes, but this also brought a lot of snow.. We headed to Varpsund in the northern part of Lake Mälaren for some powder-skating in loop north towards Gorran and Ekoln.. Gradually thinner ice and at Lugnet/Månskär we had to turn around, rounding the island Biskops-Arnö on the way back..
Sunday, January 03, 2016
Great start of the new year and an awesome way to clear the head after celebrations.. Headed to Andersön on Storsjön with my brother Trond for some more ice skating.. This big lake is only partially frozen but on the eastern side of Andersön, conditions were superb.. Trudging against the wind for some time gave big rewards on the return loop, great feeling to cruise at 25-30 km/h with little effort..
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Last day of 2015 and before champagne I went for a ice skating trip with the lady on Locknesjön.. This lake is pretty special thanks to being created by a meteorit and having a lime stone bottom with very clear, greenish water.. Smooth surface and when you look at the rocks, logs and sand 5-10 meters beneath you, you sometimes slightly loose your balance when your eye impression don't match the surface.. A bit windy from the south but rewarding on the way back..
Saturday, December 26, 2015
A perfect morning of cross-country ice skating with my brothers Jon & Trond, heading out before sunrise to Lake Näkten.. After some days of warm weather, the cold finally made it back and the ice firmed up for great conditions.. Happily back after a perfect run we added a short loop on Locknesjön, where open water set the limits..
Saturday, December 19, 2015
9 Celcius in Uppsala for the last day or two, but 50 kilometres north lake Tämnaren delivered a magical solo-session with blue skies and silky-smooth ice.. I took the whole lap along the shoreline, with ice thickness around 35-50mm and just a few section which required some extra care..
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Day 2 of the "Hunt for ice" adventure in Jämtland.. After internet scouting and some fresh reports on forums, I headed to Ånnsjön with Rolf and my brother Trond.. Certainly the thinnest ice I've been skating over larger distances, pretty exciting and lots of fun! Some scratches and bruises, but well worth it!
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Great start of the new XC-skating season! Via a flight from Arlanda to Östersund, an overnight at my brother, 2 hours driving to Flatruet and then 1.5 hours hiking over the mountains, we reached Stentjärnarna for some nice skating on a crisp and cold winter day.. Hoping for a cold winter in Sweden with moderate snowfalls!
Saturday, November 07, 2015
A lap on the beautiful wilderness lake Gisslaren in Northern Uppland on the Kona Cruiser iSUP.. Late autumn and fairly chilly but with the drysuit still quite enjoyable..
Saturday, October 24, 2015
A ride with the cyclocross bike on Järvafältet north of Stockholm.. Dry gravel roads, blue skies and sunshine, red and yellow autumn colors, a very nice day.. Lunch at Helenes Café with the lady afterwards went down a treat..
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Mid-October and a sunny Sunday on Malta.. Headed to Ghajn Tuffieha south of Golden Bay for some freediving.. Very clear water and a comfortable 24 C sea temperature.. Found some nice arches & tunnels among the rocks around the peninsula leading over to Gnejna Bay..
Sunday, October 04, 2015
A short freediving / snorkeling session in a Comino cave.. Nice afternoon light and very clear water.. (except for some garbage..) Still 25 C sea temperature but dropping off now when summer has ended on Malta..
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Final sailing weekend for the year.. At the harbour club, the first batch of boats were lifted out of the water while I headed out north-west in a light breeze.. I arrived at Alnön a couple of hours later for a lazy afternoon in a nice sheltered cove.. Some food and movies and then a good nights sleep.. Sunday offered a fresh breeze from north-west so I made good pace with the genoa taking in the nice scenery in a pretty desolate archipelago..
Monday, September 14, 2015
Sunday diving on the P-29 Patrol Boat and Tugboat Rozi, two popular scuttled wrecks at the northern side of Malta at the ferry point.. Max depths on these dives were 35 & 34 meters, both lasting 40 minutes..