Sunday, October 27, 2013

Hiking, Gisslaren, Oct 26th-27th

A 24 hour hiking trip with the lady at Lake Gisslaren in Roslagen, a tranquil wilderness area.. Fairly warm for end of October, we had 10-14 C.. Tried out the new wood stove, made from IKEA's kitchen utensil rack "Ordning" with some legs made by bolts added to aid ventilation. Worked fine for BBQ, boiling water, and baking some scones..

Monday, October 21, 2013

Kayaking, Håkansskär, Oct 19th-20th

Solo kayaking weekend in the Håkansskären archipelago.. Heading out from Rävsnäs on Saturday morning, with westerly tail winds.. The archipelago is very calm and desolated this time of year, a true wilderness.. The sea and air is cold but with proper gear (drysuit is a must) and close attention to weather forecasts it can be safe and very enjoyable.. I camped on Norrskären, and watched the sun set at 6pm and the moon rise shortly after.. On Sunday morning, the overcast clouds put a dreamy grey blanket on the landscape while I made my way back in a southern-western loop..

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kayak Sailing, Lake Båven, Oct 8th-9th

Late autumn kayak sailing, with fairly warm weather for the season.. Started at Sparreholm on the north-western side of Lake Båven and made my way sailing and paddling south to Fiskarbolsholmarna where I camped for the night. Pretty challenging sailing conditions with a breeze mixed with fairly strong and sudden gusts..

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Kayaking, Båven, 5th-6th of Oct

 With the Mercury in K2 configuration, we headed to lake Båven, a famous, quite big, wilderness lake in Sörmland.. It has countless inlets, islands, sounds and dwindling areas, and is as popular for kayaking in the summer as for xc-ice skating in the winter.. Now, late in the autumn, it is rather desolated and we enjoyed great paddling in a southern area and camped with tent on a small island..