Friday, December 16, 2011

Mtb, Fornstigen, 10th of Dec






Saturday morning ride on Fornstigen with Mr Ostkaka who also took these pictures.. Fairly muddy and slippery, and rather slow progress.. Need a bike rack for the new car.. Sort of hoping for snow soon..

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Mtb, Lunsen, Uppsala, Nov 6th



A couple of hours of mtb in Lunsen, Uppsala, together with 7 other guys from the Happymtb forum.. Still quite warm for the season, but with plenty of mud holes, and very slippery rocks and footbridges..

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Kayaking, Trosa Archipelago, Oct 29th-30th








Saturday morning to Sunday afternoon kayaking trip with Emil.. We started from Trosa and paddled south-east in calm waters under a sunny sky.. Camped on "Godahoppsudden", beautifully located on Askö.. Grey skies and some light rain on Sunday, but still very chilled paddling.. Apart from the short days, it's almost nicer now than in the summer, as the archipelago is quite desolated.. Back in Trosa, we took a little city tour in the creek, and then wrapped up the trip with some well-deserved fast-food..

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Kayak Sailing, Svärdsfjärden, Oct 22nd


Kayak sailing for a couple of hours on Svärdsfjärden, with the regular starting point on Torö, and a lunch break on a small island.. More wind would have been fun, but with this leaner kayak, one still has to be rather vigilant with leaning and paddle support..

Monday, August 08, 2011

Kayaking, S:t Annas Archipelago, 5th-7th of Aug



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Weekend kayaking in Sankt Annas archipelago with the lady.. First time for me in this area, and it for sure showed a lot of promise.. Friday night we headed north in our rented K2 and camped in a sheltered bay that was heavily infested with ticks.. On Saturday we continued northbound and set up an early camp on an island with a secluded lagoon that was perfect for sunbathing and lazing about.. Sunday morning offered heavy showers with some lightning strikes, but by noon the weather was a bit better so we scrambled back home to shore against the wind and waves..

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Hiking, Sarek, 14th-22nd of July







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An 8-day hike with Hans and Markus in Sarek, up in the north-western mountain region of Sweden.. We started and finished in Kvikkjokk, walking a wide loop in the western part of this beautiful and remote national park.. During the week we made our way up and down of numerous rocky trails and hills, walked through swamp valleys, over snow fields and on high plateaus.. Weather covered 3 seasons, with wind ranging from calm to gale, temperatures from 5 to 25 and everything from sun shining from clear blue skies to hard downpours with some lightning strikes.. Which is probably quite normal for July up there.. Some additional excitement when my tent was smashed by a storm gust (we could make a field-repair the day after) in the middle of a night.. Our group of 3 also had company by thousands of hungry horse-flies and millions of thirsty mosquitos.. In summary, a perfect holiday..

Monday, July 11, 2011

Kayaking, Trosa-Askö, 9th-11th of July







48 hour kayaking trip with the lady in the Trosa Archipelago.. Heading out on Saturday noon from Trosa past the nice Storsand beach on Askö, 1st camp in the shooting range area.. On Sunday we rounded the south point with some fairly challenging waves rolling in from the open sea.. 2nd Camp next to Bockholmen.. Total distance about 36 km..

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Kayaking, Trosa Archipelago, 2nd-4th of June







3 day/2 night solo kayaking trip in the archipelagos south of Trosa.. Started at Studsvik and spent the following days slowly cruising around in the beautiful scenery of the nature reserves in the area.. Nice mix of open waters as well as more sheltered areas.. Mostly sunny but at times fairly windy.. Plenty of birdlife.. I'll be back again..

Monday, May 23, 2011

Kayaking, Mälaren, May 22nd







Kayaking for a couple of hours in lake Mälaren, rounding the islands Kärsön, Kungshatt and Fågelön, for a total of about 15 kilometres. Mostly sunny day, with a fresh breeze from SSW that gave headwind on the way out and nice tailwind on the way back..

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Kayaking, Svärdsfjärden, 15th of May







Kicking of a new kayaking season with a new folding kayak, a black and white Nautiraid Narak.. First impressions very positive, fairly easy assembly, lively and fast in the water.. Paddled for a few hours on Svärdsfjärden from Torö Stenstrand, passing a couple of islands and sounds with a lunch stop on Kolguskär..