Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sailing, Herräng to Öland, July 8th-15h

First part of this years summer cruise with my Adagio 27. We headed off from Herräng on July 8th and made our way south via Väddö Channel. Late in the afternoon, engine started to overheat, so had to make a stop at Kålö to try to fix it. Impeller had broken, but could not locate the missing wing in the hoses, so sailed to Ljusterö for assistance at the warf. All done Tuesday morning, and we continued south via Nåttaröfladen, Draget channel, Ringsön, Älö and accross Kalmarsund to Grankullavik.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Freediving, Comino, June 17th

Rented a small powerboat and headed with some friends from St Julians up to Comino, the little Island between Malta & Gozo, well known for the Blue Lagoon. Did some lazy snorkeling & freediving, pretty tired from the night before, and the sea was too choppy for a visit to the P-31. But nice as always to be out and enjoy the great weather.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Freediving, Ghajn Tuffieha Bay, Malta, June 13th

Headed over to Ghajn Tuffieha Bay after work for a chilled evening session of snorkeling/freediving. The sea is plenty warm for a shorty wetsuit, visibility wasn't great, but nice to explore this area filled with large boulders creating plenty of tunnels and little canyons.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Freediving, Blue Grottos on Malta, June 11th

A short freediving session at Blue Grottos on Malta on Sunday afternoon. Water temp was nice, probably around 22 C, and the water was reasonably clear despite some waves. All the tourist boats running back and forward to the grottos makes this place feel rather sketchy though, I kept as close to the shore/rocks as possible..

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Sailing, Roslagen, June 6th

Day-sailing with my new Adagio 27 from home harbour to Brännäset. Initially in the morning very light winds, on the way back in the late afternoon a fresh breeze with some gusts. As I'm still getting to know her, I settled with using the Genua only. Happy with the performance, up to 5 knots close-hauled without main sail is pretty good. After some calibration of the tiller pilot that also worked to satisfaction.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Hiking, British Columbia, May 28th-June 5th

A week in British Columbia, Canada with the lady - Mostly a road trip where we took some loops on Vancouver Island with Tofino as the turning point, around the Rockies via Harrison Hot Springs, Lilooet, Whistler and Squamish.. But we also got some short hikes done as well as a whale/sea-lion safari.. Hope to be back some day..

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sailing, Herräng-Öregrund, May 19th-21st

Friday night to Sunday afternoon cruising in Roslagen with my lady..  We anchored on Friday night in Brännäset, and on Saturday we sailed on towards Öregrund for diesel, water and a great lunch.. Saturday afternoon we anchored at Alnön, another nice spot.. Just need to calibrate the tiller pilot, figure out some things with the electronics, and then I'm all set for longer adventures..

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Sailing, Roslagen, May 13th-14th

First solo-sailing with my Adagio 27, combining nice relaxation with some tweaks and getting to know the boat after the hectic transport sailing.. Spent the night at Brännäset and enjoyed the doghouse while motoring home in the rain without any wind.. Managed to manouver the boat properly into my harbour slip this time without hassle, starting to get used to the bigger size and full keel..

Monday, May 08, 2017

Transport Sailing, Ekoln->Herräng, May 5th-7th

My Bellona 23 is sold, and I bought the next boat, an Adagio 27 in excellent condition.. It's a motorsailer-sailboat hybrid with a doghouse for nice coverage also i the sometimes harsh climate in Sweden.. On Friday evening me & the lady took delivery at Skarholmen, Uppsala, and started the long transport sail back to Herräng via 5 lifting bridges and 1 lock, Hammarbyslussen.. Everything went quite well including a fairly rough passage over a bay in gale force winds, except some circus-maneuvers in my harbour-twice the weight and long-keel takes some new skills for tight manouvers..

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..