Thursday, December 31, 2015

XC-Skating, Locknesjön, Dec 31st

Last day of 2015 and before champagne I went for a ice skating trip with the lady on Locknesjön.. This lake is pretty special thanks to being created by a meteorit and having a lime stone bottom with very clear, greenish water.. Smooth surface and when you look at the rocks, logs and sand 5-10 meters beneath you, you sometimes slightly loose your balance when your eye impression don't match the surface.. A bit windy from the south but rewarding on the way back..

Saturday, December 26, 2015

XC-Skating, Näkten & Locknesjön, Dec 26th

A perfect morning of cross-country ice skating with my brothers Jon & Trond, heading out before sunrise to Lake Näkten.. After some days of warm weather, the cold finally made it back and the ice firmed up for great conditions.. Happily back after a perfect run we added a short loop on Locknesjön, where open water set the limits..

Saturday, December 19, 2015

XC-Skating, Lake Tämnaren, Uppland, Dec 19th

9 Celcius in Uppsala for the last day or two, but 50 kilometres north lake Tämnaren delivered a magical solo-session with blue skies and silky-smooth ice.. I took the whole lap along the shoreline, with ice thickness around 35-50mm and just a few section which required some extra care..

Thursday, November 19, 2015

XC-Skating, Ånnsjön, Jämtland, Nov 15th

Day 2 of the "Hunt for ice" adventure in Jämtland.. After internet scouting and some fresh reports on forums, I headed to Ånnsjön with Rolf and my brother Trond.. Certainly the thinnest ice I've been skating over larger distances, pretty exciting and lots of fun! Some scratches and bruises, but well worth it!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

XC-Skating, Stentjärnarna, Nov 14th

Great start of the new XC-skating season! Via a flight from Arlanda to Östersund, an overnight at my brother, 2 hours driving to Flatruet and then 1.5 hours hiking over the mountains, we reached Stentjärnarna for some nice skating on a crisp and cold winter day.. Hoping for a cold winter in Sweden with moderate snowfalls!

Saturday, November 07, 2015

iSup, Gisslaren, Nov 7th

A lap on the beautiful wilderness lake Gisslaren in Northern Uppland on the Kona Cruiser iSUP.. Late autumn and fairly chilly but with the drysuit still quite enjoyable..

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Cyclocross, Järvafältet, Oct 24th

A ride with the cyclocross bike on Järvafältet north of Stockholm.. Dry gravel roads, blue skies and sunshine, red and yellow autumn colors, a very nice day.. Lunch at Helenes Café with the lady afterwards went down a treat..

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Freediving, Malta, Oct 18th

Mid-October and a sunny Sunday on Malta.. Headed to Ghajn Tuffieha  south of Golden Bay for some freediving.. Very clear water and a comfortable 24 C sea temperature.. Found some nice arches & tunnels among the rocks around the peninsula leading over to Gnejna Bay..

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Freediving / Snorkeling in Comino Cave, Oct. 4th

A short freediving / snorkeling session in a Comino cave.. Nice afternoon light and very clear water.. (except for some garbage..) Still 25 C sea temperature but dropping off now when summer has ended on Malta..

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Sailing in Roslagen - Sept 26th-27th

Final sailing weekend for the year.. At the harbour club, the first batch of boats were lifted out of the water while I headed out north-west in a light breeze.. I arrived at Alnön a couple of hours later for a lazy afternoon in a nice sheltered cove.. Some food and movies and then a good nights sleep.. Sunday offered a fresh breeze from north-west so I made good pace with the genoa taking in the nice scenery in a pretty desolate archipelago..

Monday, September 14, 2015

Scuba Diving, Cirkewwa Malta, Sept 13th

Sunday diving on the P-29 Patrol Boat and Tugboat Rozi, two popular scuttled wrecks at the northern side of Malta at the ferry point.. Max depths on these dives were 35 & 34 meters, both lasting 40 minutes..

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Sailing, Uddhamn-Brännäset, 28th-29th of Aug

A short sailing trip is a lot better than no sailing trip, so I headed from work Friday afternoon up to Herräng to cast off shortly before the sunset.. Over fairly calm waters I enjoyed beautiful sceneries in the skies as the evening turned towards night.. Anchored on the hook in Brännäset with good shelter from the south-westerly winds.. A full moon and some Northern Lights added further drama to admire.. Saturday morning offered 8-11 m/s wind on the nose so I had a fun sail back with reefed main and genoa.. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Scuba diving, Gozo-Malta, Aug 15th

Saturday scuba diving on Malta - Heading to Gozo with Samuel for two boat dives together with Dive Systems.. This little cave was definitely the highlight of the day..

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Sailing, Uddhamn-Ornö, July 27th-Aug 1st

6 days of single-handed sailing through some of the most scenic areas of the the vast Stockholm archipelago.. Starting from Uddhamn, heading south through Väddö channel, Blidö, Möja, Runmarö.. Turning point was around Ornö where I took a more eastern route in the outer archipelagoes, passing Bullerö, Sandhamn, Nassa, Norrpada and Söderarm before coming back north through the Väddö channel again.. Shifting weather with sun, clouds and rain, winds from 2-10 m/s.. Total distance covered was 355 kilometers.. Great week!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sailing: Väddö, Söderarm, Håkansskär, 12th-14th of July

Three days of great sailing, heading down south through the Väddö channel.. 1st night on the hook at Lidö, continued on Monday through the Söderarm and Håkansskären archipelagos.. 2nd Night at Stärbsnäs, and then leisurly motoring and cruising north back to home harbour in Herräng..

Monday, July 06, 2015

Hiking, Anarisfjällen, July 2nd-4th

With another old friend getting married later this summer, we met up for a couple of days of socializing in Anarisfjällen, Jämtland.. I arrived a bit late, so I missed the helicopter transport and hiked up from Tossåsen, which was not bad at all.. Mostly sunny weather, good fun, edible food and great views..

Sailing, Roslagen, June 27th-28th

Weekend cruising in the Roslagen archipelago with the lady.. First real summer weather has finally arrived! Looking forward to the holiday for longer trips.. We headed out on Saturday afternoon the 27th and spent the night at Tjärsholmen, on Sunday we made a long lunch stop at Brännäset before heading back south in a fresh breeze..

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sailing, Herräng-Grisslehamn, June 14th

A short single-handed sail on a Sunday night, heading from Herräng to Grisslehamn and back.. Grey skies and fairly chilly for the season, but still a nice way to end the weekend..

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Sailing, Roslagen, May 16th

First sailing of the 2015 season.. After sorting out the new roller furler and doing some final adjustments, finally time to head out for a short test run.. Everything worked nicely, and we enjoyed a light breeze under clear blue skies..

Monday, April 20, 2015

Road Cycling, Malta & Gozo, April 18th-19th

Rented a road bicycle for the weekend and enjoyed the nice April weather..   If you're thinking about doing some rides on the islands, this might give you a decent view of how it's like..

Sunday, February 15, 2015

XC-Skating, Sörmland, Feb 15th

XC-Skating on 4 lakes in Sörmland with Emil: Yngern, Sjundasjön, Klämmingen and Lake Mälaren at the Gripsholm Castle.. Ice conditions not great but still enjoyable.. Low pace, I'm just recovering from a major cold.. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

XC-Skating on Lake Yngern, 10th of Jan

A short XC-skating session on Lake Yngern in Södermanland.. Decent ice, but unfortunately the snow started falling, hopefully it will melt away quickly.. Anyways, nice place, I'll be back..

Sunday, January 04, 2015

XC-Skating, Gisslaren & Vällen, Jan 4th

Fantastic XC-skating on clear ice in early January.. Me, Edward and Magnus headed to the lakes Gisslaren and Southern and Northern Vällen in Uppland, Roslagen.. In conditions like this few sports can match.. Happy day!