Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Early evening kayaking in Stockholm with Emil and Oskar.. We started in Hammarby Sjöstad and took the lap around Södermalm anti-clockwise, passing through 2 floodgates along the way from sea-side into Mälaren and back out again..
Sunday, June 02, 2013
Friday, May 03, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Headed out with the ferry from Årsta Brygga for a 24-hike on Utö.. Sunny days but in the night the temperature dropped to -6C, it's still winter here in Sweden.. Camped at a place called Drumbudden, on the south-eastern part of the island at the edge of a military shooting range area..
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Better make the most of the late winter with cold temperatures, so I went out again this Sunday, this time with Jon and to Dalarö.. We hit the archipelago jackpot straight away, with superb, clear, and smooth ice.. At times, pretty challenging conditions where some detours and plenty of stops were needed to check the thickness of the surface, but again everything went well without any swimming.. Basically, as good as it gets..
A fair bit of hiking on snow-covered ice and some very nice skating.. Heading east from Östra Lagnö, with Ricky, Emil & Mikael.. Eventually we came to pretty decent and finally very nice ice, and Saturday's turning point was Norrören.. Beautiful, sunny day, well worth the extra effort..
Saturday, March 09, 2013
XC-Skating on Ingaröfjärden with Jon.. We headed out from Älgö early in the morning, and by following the south side of the rock islands, we got mostly clear ice despite the snowfalls some weeks back.. At Ramön we met the open sea and had a lunch stop, and then took a loop to Stendörren before heading back, following the south side of Ingarö.. Total distance this sunny day was 41 kilometers..
Sunday, February 03, 2013
Saturday, January 26, 2013
After a period of cold weather and no snow, the outlook was good for some proper skating out in the archipelago.. I headed to the Trosa Archipelago with Emil and we were far from dissapointed.. We started from Kallvik and headed nort-east towards Kockelskar.. Grey skies, fairly windy, but we found often great but sometimes challenging ices in beautiful and serene surroundings.. With the open sea near and big waves coming in under the ice, it billowed up and down, fascinating but slightly disconcerting.. Twice I thought I would swim but managed to turn around just in time.. We spotted a couple of Sea-Eagles and 3 mooses walking between islands.. It was a good day, hoping for many more..
Sunday, January 06, 2013
Finally the planets aligned to allow for some XC-Skating, after an early season wiped out by snow followed by warm temperatures.. With Emil & Jon I drove first to lake Tämnaren, north of Uppsala. It was skateable, but with fairly rough ice covered by a little bit of ice.. We made a loop around the islands, about 8 kilometres, and then headed back to the starting point.. Whisking south-east to lake Erken, conditions proved a lot better with the melted snow re-frozen as pretty good ice.. We took the lap around the lake counter-clock wise with a lunch stop on the western side, distance covered was 27 kilometres.. Overall, great start of the season!
Sunday, December 23, 2012
XC-Skiing at lake Gisslaren in Roslagen with Emil.. Calm and not very cold mid-winter day, with a light snowfall in the beginning and a nice sun a bit later.. Lunch at the northern end of the lake.. Slow pace on wet ice with powder on top, total distance around 10 kilometres..
Sunday, December 09, 2012
Monday, December 03, 2012
Friday, November 09, 2012
Took Friday off work and headed out to go kayaking with Emil.. Sunny pre-winter day, temperature 0-3 Celcius, with some ice the first leg of our lap around Nacka.. Started in Hammarby next to the skislope, heading east over Jarlasjön, and then did a portage over to the sea-side and continued north through Skurusund.. Lunch break on Fjäderholmarna and then back west and south-west through Hammarby Sjöstad.. Total distance around 20 km..