Sunday, December 23, 2012

XC-Skiing, Gisslaren, Dec 22nd

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

Snowshoeing, Gisslaren, Dec 9th

Snowshoeing at lake Gisslaren in Roslagen.. Snowshoes are rarely the most efficient mode of transportation except in very steep or dense winter terrain, but it's always a fun way to move about.. Today it was -20 Celsius, more than 3 decimeters of powder snow and partially blue skies when the ice-fog wasn't dominating the sceneries.. I trudged along in a slow pace, partially on the lake where the ice was strong enough, partially up in the forest along a hiking trail.. A moose was moving ahead of me and showed clear signs of his presence in the snow, I saw him/her once at around 200 meters distance.. Had coffee and Christmas ham for lunch, but at this temperature, one wants to keep moving.. Total distance covered was only 8-10 kilometers in about 3 hours, but it was still quite a workout..

Monday, December 03, 2012

XC-Skiing, Tämnaren, Dec 2nd

First ski-trip of the year, trying out new gear, recovering after a cold.. Headed up to lake Tämnaren in Northern Uppland and spent a few hours making slow progress in the fresh powder.. Around -14 Celcius, mostly sunny and blue skies.. Nice to have some winter finally!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Kayaking, Nacka, Nov 9th

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..

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sailing, Hensviken-Grisslehamn, Sept 16th

Sunday sailing with Tommy in lovely sunny autumn weather, accompanied by a fresh breeze.. Good to get a first mate that can manage the boat, hoisting sails etc, I had to take care with my right arm/shoulder due to the broken collarbone.. We headed from the marina in Hensviken eastbound to Grisslehamn where we had lunch and then back.. Saw a "StorTriss MK2" for the first time in this area, same color as mine even.. We waived but no racing this time..

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mtb, Jämtlandsfjällen, Aug 24th-26th

Drove with two friends, Erik & Tommy, up north for a planned 2-day ride in Jämtlandsfjällen.. After staying at a hostel in Ljungdalen Friday night we kicked off the mtb ride from Kläppen on Saturday morning.. Up above the treeline and onwards to Helags mountain station for a coffee break.. Wonderful, flowy trails to the hut in Mieskentjakke and then mostly hiking over a mountain pass until we reached Sylarnas mountain station for a late lunch.. We continued towards the goal for the day, Storulvåns mountain station, fantastic and fast trails.. Halfway there I crashed hard in a downhill run, got some bruises, hit my head a bit, but most of the force was taken by my right shoulder so the collarbone snapped.. Hiked 8 kilometres to Storulvån mountain station to get some care by an ambulance crew and after staying the night there we got a ride around the mountains back to our car and headed home..

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sailing, Singö Round Trip, Aug 18th

Saturday sailing with my brother Trond, again from Herräng under the bridge, to Måssten for a lunch stop and then southbound over Singöfjärden back home.. Cloudier than on Friday, but with winds mostly in the 4-7 m/s range which provided great sailing..

Motorsailing, Singö Round Trip, Aug 17th

With a Friday off I headed out in the Singö archipelago with my colleague Dennis from SFO.. Almost becalmed the whole day, but fairly sunny so it was a great day despite utilizing the "iron genua" 95% of the trip around Singö.. We made a lunch stop on "Måssten" and took a quick swim in "Brännäset"..

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Sailing, July 29th

Chilled Sunday sailing with brother Jon, cruising up to Brännäset for a quick swim and lunch and then back again.. Light winds and mostly sunny..

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sailing, July 28th

Headed out singlehanded on Saturday afternoon for the first time, unfortunately in fairly strong wind.. A bit more challenging for sure, and I chickened out a bit, only sailing with the jib downwind and motoring the rest.. Still, useful experience, altough for sure it's more fun with company..

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sailing to Måssten, 22nd of July

Sunday sailing with brother Jon, to the island Måssten, a former coastal artillery base.. The cannon turrets are nowadays removed, with the holes filled with concrete.. The sea-charts shows non-existent under water rocks at the entrance to the small inlet, probably to scare off civilians from going ashore back in the days of cold war..

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sailing to Öregrund, 13th to 15th of July

Sailing with the lady from harbour in Hensvik on Friday evening, to Brännäset where we stayed the first night.. Had forgot to bring both sleeping bags as well as cutlery but we managed anyways.. Continued north-bound on Saturday up towards Öregrund where we stayed for the night next to Kalvö.. Sunday morning greeted us with heavy rain which continued the whole day.. We motored back and enjoyed the shelter in cockpit under a tarp..

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Sailing to Brännäset, 31/6-1/7

Weekend sailing with the lady to Brännäset where we anchored for the night in a nice bay.. Mostly sunny, fair winds, relaxing and fun.. First swim of the year so I guess it's finally summer..

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sailing, Singö Round Trip, June 10th

Daysailing with Emil, taking the full lap around Singö.. Shifting weather, from calm to fresh breeze, some rainshowers, some distant thunder, some sun and some scattered clouds.. From the harbour in Herräng we sailed under the higher bridge at Riddarskäret, which we cleared with probably less than a meter.. Then north past Stor-Skarpen, west through Ellasströmmen, south on Norrfjärden and Singöfjärden, and then back to harbour.. Distance covered was around 44 kilometers..

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sailing, Singöfjärden, May 26th

Daysailing for a couple of hours on Singöfjärden with Tommy.. A fresh breeze made for a sporty ride.. Great day and in the end I learned how not to handle mast wire tensioning as well..

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Sailing, Långgrundet, 19th-20th of May

Weekend sailing with Carin.. On Saturday we headed out from the harbour in Herräng and cruised up north with a light breeze to Långgrundet where we anchored in a nice little cove.. Tacking back south on Sunday, wind shifted between calm and fresh breeze, another sunny day..