Sunday, January 22, 2012

XC-Skating, Båven, 22nd of Jan

Not nearly as good conditions as previous skating trips this year, as there was now a fairly thick layer of snow on the ice.. Still, nice to see lake Båven which is supposed to be one of the best for this sport in Sweden, and it does show some promise.. Distance was very short, but we managed to have a "fika" just when the sun showed itself for a few minutes during the day..

Sunday, January 15, 2012

XC-Skating, Tämnaren, 15th of Jan

XC-Skating with my brother on lake Tämnaren north of Uppsala.. Great ice, hardly any wind, nice area.. Total distance covered was 30 kilometres, with a combat-style lunch break at 15 kilometres..

Sunday, January 08, 2012

XC-Skating, Gisslaren, 8th of Jan

Sunday skating on lake Gisslaren with brother Jon.. A few degrees below freeing, almost no wind, and perfect ice conditions.. This lake is a bit smaller than Vällen, but with more wilderness feeling, no houses and much fewer fellow skaters.. Distance was about 17 kilometres..

Saturday, January 07, 2012

XC-Skating, Vällen, 7th of Jan

Finally, after a very delayed winter in Stockholm area, we could go cross-country ice skating today.. Myself, Jon & Emil went to Vällen, about 100 km north-east of Stockholm, and the conditions were superb.. 5-7 cm of mostly clear ice, mostly sunny, a couple of degrees below freezing.. We covered about 35 kilometres on the northen and southern part of the lake, with a few stops for coffee and lunch.. Great day, hoping for many more!