Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sailing, Uddhamn-Brännäset, 28th-29th of Aug

A short sailing trip is a lot better than no sailing trip, so I headed from work Friday afternoon up to Herräng to cast off shortly before the sunset.. Over fairly calm waters I enjoyed beautiful sceneries in the skies as the evening turned towards night.. Anchored on the hook in Brännäset with good shelter from the south-westerly winds.. A full moon and some Northern Lights added further drama to admire.. Saturday morning offered 8-11 m/s wind on the nose so I had a fun sail back with reefed main and genoa.. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Scuba diving, Gozo-Malta, Aug 15th

Saturday scuba diving on Malta - Heading to Gozo with Samuel for two boat dives together with Dive Systems.. This little cave was definitely the highlight of the day..

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Sailing, Uddhamn-Ornö, July 27th-Aug 1st

6 days of single-handed sailing through some of the most scenic areas of the the vast Stockholm archipelago.. Starting from Uddhamn, heading south through Väddö channel, Blidö, Möja, Runmarö.. Turning point was around Ornö where I took a more eastern route in the outer archipelagoes, passing Bullerö, Sandhamn, Nassa, Norrpada and Söderarm before coming back north through the Väddö channel again.. Shifting weather with sun, clouds and rain, winds from 2-10 m/s.. Total distance covered was 355 kilometers.. Great week!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sailing: Väddö, Söderarm, Håkansskär, 12th-14th of July

Three days of great sailing, heading down south through the Väddö channel.. 1st night on the hook at Lidö, continued on Monday through the Söderarm and Håkansskären archipelagos.. 2nd Night at Stärbsnäs, and then leisurly motoring and cruising north back to home harbour in Herräng..

Monday, July 06, 2015

Hiking, Anarisfjällen, July 2nd-4th

With another old friend getting married later this summer, we met up for a couple of days of socializing in Anarisfjällen, Jämtland.. I arrived a bit late, so I missed the helicopter transport and hiked up from Tossåsen, which was not bad at all.. Mostly sunny weather, good fun, edible food and great views..

Sailing, Roslagen, June 27th-28th

Weekend cruising in the Roslagen archipelago with the lady.. First real summer weather has finally arrived! Looking forward to the holiday for longer trips.. We headed out on Saturday afternoon the 27th and spent the night at Tjärsholmen, on Sunday we made a long lunch stop at Brännäset before heading back south in a fresh breeze..

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sailing, Herräng-Grisslehamn, June 14th

A short single-handed sail on a Sunday night, heading from Herräng to Grisslehamn and back.. Grey skies and fairly chilly for the season, but still a nice way to end the weekend..

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sailing, Roslagen, May 16th

First sailing of the 2015 season.. After sorting out the new roller furler and doing some final adjustments, finally time to head out for a short test run.. Everything worked nicely, and we enjoyed a light breeze under clear blue skies..

Monday, April 20, 2015

Road Cycling, Malta & Gozo, April 18th-19th

Rented a road bicycle for the weekend and enjoyed the nice April weather..   If you're thinking about doing some rides on the islands, this might give you a decent view of how it's like..

Sunday, February 15, 2015

XC-Skating, Sörmland, Feb 15th

XC-Skating on 4 lakes in Sörmland with Emil: Yngern, Sjundasjön, Klämmingen and Lake Mälaren at the Gripsholm Castle.. Ice conditions not great but still enjoyable.. Low pace, I'm just recovering from a major cold.. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

XC-Skating on Lake Yngern, 10th of Jan

A short XC-skating session on Lake Yngern in Södermanland.. Decent ice, but unfortunately the snow started falling, hopefully it will melt away quickly.. Anyways, nice place, I'll be back..

Sunday, January 04, 2015

XC-Skating, Gisslaren & Vällen, Jan 4th

Fantastic XC-skating on clear ice in early January.. Me, Edward and Magnus headed to the lakes Gisslaren and Southern and Northern Vällen in Uppland, Roslagen.. In conditions like this few sports can match.. Happy day!

Monday, December 22, 2014

XC-Skating, Tämnaren & Vendelsjön, Dec 21st

Excellent skating on lake Tämnaren and Vendelsjön, 3-7 cm clear ice, blue skies, around -2 C in the air.. Joined by Emil & Edward, plus two guests in the group.. Total distance covered was about 45 km.. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

XC-Skating Tämnaren & Vendelsjön, Dec 14th

First XC-session for the season, where we headed to Tämnaren and Vendelsjön in northern Uppland.. Sunny day and around -2C.. Rather thin ice on Tämnaren so we progressed with great care.. More stable conditions on Vendelsjön where we could increase the pace a fair bit..

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Scuba Diving, Cirkewwa Malta, Sat 30th of Nov

Saturday diving with Dive Systems on Malta, 29th of November 2014.. We visited the two scuttled wrecks "Tugboat Rosie" and "P29 Patrol Boat" at Cirkewwa.. Cloudy day so a bit dark down on 30+ meters.. Sea temperature is now around 19C.. The other divers were doing a wreck diving course so I had a look around and inside the boats myself, filming with my GoPro Hero 3+ and a new telescopic GoPole stick..

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Sunday Walk & Swim - Xaqqa Seacliffs, Oct 19th

A light scramble down into the Xaqqa Seacliffs ravine, for some snorkeling and freediving in the calm and clear waters below.. Decent amount of sea-life and a nice 24 C water temperature..

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Scuba Diving, Um El Faroud, Malta Oct 12th

Scuba Diving on Malta with guide & guests from Dive Systems on the Um el Faroud Wreck  and at Ghar Lapsi.. Nice, sunny day in the middle of October, around 26C in the air and 22-25C in the water.. The pretty fish with big wings to fend off larger predators is a "Flying gurnard". Camera man: Jarl - Buddy: Edward

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sports Climbing, Cobra Cave, Sat. 11th of Oct

Saturday sports climbing with the Malta Climbing Club at Cobra Cave.. A location where the routes are new and the cave offered nice shade around noon.. Did a couple of 6A+ routes and got pumped pretty much immediately,  I need to do this much more often.. But regardless, nice training and great company on a sunny day!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Sportsclimbing, Ghar Lapsi Caves & Xaqqa Seacliffs, Sep. 21st

On Sunday we continued the climbing with more sports-routes at Ghar Lapsi Caves and a multi-pitch at Xaqqa Seacliffs.. I was not impressed by my climbing form, but at least I'm starting to get the hang of techniques for rope-work and safety again.. We wrapped up the weekend with some DSW-traverses where the swims when falling were very enjoyable..

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sportsclimbing, Southern Malta, Sept 20th

Trying to get back into climbing so headed to southern Malta with the guide Kurt and tried out routes in Wied Babu and Ghar Lapsi area.. 33 degrees Celsius and 80% humidity took its toll but luckily we had a steady breeze to soften the blow a bit..