Saturday, December 17, 2016

Nordic Skating, Ekoln, Dec 17, 2016

A lot of driving in search of ice this day, Erken was still open, Närdingen had some half-decent ice with partially melted and re-frozen snow, Hammarskog had some very nice new clear ice but on a limited area, and from Ryssviken north towards Oxen we could stretch out a bit.

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Nordic Skating, Nynäsviken-Vällingen-Långsjön, Dec 3rd 2016

Great Sunday on ice.. Started off with Nynäsviken, inner archipelago premier for the season, then we drove north-west to Vällingen, where the ice was a tad too thin for comfort.. We wrapped up the day on Långsjön, where the surface sang and cracked in a cheerful way..

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Nordic Skating, Gisslaren & Tämnaren, Dec 3rd 2016

A short test-run on Lake Gisslaren, with some 4cm of ice under 2cm powder, fairly safe but a tad sketchy for soloing. A bit longer run on Lake Tämnaren, with some 7cm ice but also with some snow and rougher ice at times. In all though, great start of the season in the Uppland/Södermanland area!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Nordic Skating, Blanktjärn, Oct 29th

Premier for the season 2016/2017! Drove to Jämtland Friday night , and unfortunately weather took a bad turn with rain, snow, and wind. But after a few hours of driving and scouting Saturday morning we ended up hiking to Blanktjärn. The ice wasn't great and the lake is small, but still a nice day out and great to be on ice skates again!

Friday, October 07, 2016

Freediving, Malta-Exiles, Tugboat 2, Oct 5th

A great way to start they day! A sunrise freediving session together with Craig in Sliema, Malta, at Tugboat 2 outside of Exiles.. Max depth was 20.2 meter and we made some nice swim throughs on the wreck.. Was there on Tuesday also, but this time with a (new) GoPro..

Monday, October 03, 2016

Free Diving, Ghar Lapsi Malta, Oct 2nd

Some casual free diving/snorkeling with Samuel at Ghar Lapsi on Malta, Sunday afternoon October 2nd. The tunnel is a nice swim-through, ending at around 5.8 meter depth.. The GoPro housing leaked so probably destroyed, but at least the memory card survived..

Saturday, October 01, 2016

iSUP, Kolmoraån, Oct 1st

Got up at 0530 to meet up with Emil and we headed in two cars to northern Roslagen for some paddle boarding.. Starting at Vällen lake, we paddled north to the Kolmoraån and then glided downstream through beautiful forrest wilderness.. We exited Kolmoraån at Aspdalssjön where I wrapped up the session with an unplanned swim, but that didn't matter much with the drysuit..

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sailing, Herräng to Öregrund, Sept. 11th

Sunday sailing with the Lady, sailing some 28 kilometers from Herräng to Öregrund where we took a lunch break in the marina restaurant.. Heading back the same way, with winds averaging 5-8 m/s but some challenging gusts reaching around 12-13 m/s.. Probably the last trip of a great sailing season!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

iSUP, Dammtorpssjön & Söderbysjön, Sept 10th

Continued the summer madness in the Saturday afternoon with a paddleboard session with Emil on the lakes Dammtorpssjön & Söderbysjön.. After fighting our way through the waterlilies we reached open water, took a tour through the canal towards Ältasjön and then headed back..

Rock Climbing, Vårdberget, Sept 10th

Rock climbing with Tommy on Vårdberget, Fituna.. Amazing views in beautiful nature, proper summer weather in mid-September.. Form is crappy but great fun!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sailing, Herräng to Östhammar, Aug 28th

Sunday daysailing (or mostly motoring) west to the inner Roslagen archipelago with Östhammar as destination.. Their marina offered a decent pizza despite being last day before shutting down for the season.. 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

iSup, Sickla to Fisksätra, Aug 27th

Early Saturday morning iSUP session with Emil, starting in Sickla and heading east to Fisksätra with a great tail wind pushing us forward.. Small city adventures like this makes a great difference!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Rock Climbing & Bouldering, Kärsön, Aug 26th

Headed to Kärsön with Tommy after work for some easy bouldering, sloap climbing and top roping.. Hoping to get some more Stockholm rock climbing done next few weeks!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sailing to Måssten, August 20th-21st

After the nightwatch shift on the boat club, me and the lady headed off on Saturday morning to Måssten, a nice island east of Singö.. It used to be a military base back in the days of the cold war era, with plenty of remains still well visible.. The rocky island offers diverse nature and many stunning views.. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sailing, Roslagen, August 12th-14th

First weekend after summer holiday, combining work on the boat with fixes, tweaks and upgrades with some casual sailing with nice sunset views..

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Sailing, Gräsö-Örskär, July 30th-Aug 2nd

Sailing from home harbor north & north-west around Gräsö & Örskär.. Saturday night, just the short jump to Brännäset, and on Sunday the not very long distance up to Öregrund but with some pretty gusty wind at times.. Monday I rounded Örskär and headed south-east on the outer side.. This section is fairly tricky as it is a shallow archipelago with underwater rocks everywhere to zig-zag around.. Tuesday morning the final stretch back to harbor where I spent some hours working on the boat with some maintenance and upgrades..  

Friday, July 29, 2016

Sailing, Öland to Herräng, July 20th-29th

Return cruise from Northern Öland to Herräng, Singöfjärden.. Covered a fair distance first 2 days, then slowed down as I passed Oxelösund.. In Nynäshamn I picked up Tommy for 2 days before continuing solo again from Stavsnäs.. Fantastic sailing through beautiful scenery with great summer weather..

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Sailing, Herräng to Öland July 9th-15th

6 days of cruising from Herräng west of Grisslehamn to Nabbelund, Northern Öland. Varied and unstable weather and most of the wind from south-west. Company by the lady first half of the trip and then singlehanded the final 3 days.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Sailing, Roslagen, July 2nd-3rd

Sailing first weekend of July, leaving Herräng at around 11, heading north-west to Fälön where we stopped for a few hours with a nice lunch on the BBQ with marinated ribs, and a siesta.. We woke up to stronger winds bouncing the boat, so we continued north-west to Askö where we found a sheltered inlet in company of a few other boats.. Some red wine, more meat for dinner and going for a litle excursion with the tiny inflatable dinghy.. Tacking south on Sunday via Brännäset, and finishing the weekend by ripping the genoa, so went to the sailmaker in a hurry Monday to get it repaired before the summer vacation.. 

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Sailing, Roslagen, June 4th-6th

An extended weekend due to public holiday, we headed out Saturday morning for 3 days of sailing.. With a fresh breeze touching gale from North we first headed down through Väddö channel, and anchored in Österhamn, Lidön for the first night.. On Sunday, we took a sheltered course east over to Gisslingsö where we arrived at noon in the inlet south of Betsebergen.. A nice walk through the woods to stretch the legs, and then some hotdogs on the BBQ.. More lazying about and a second meat BBQ for dinner.. Monday morning, the northerly winds faded away and changed to calm and then a southernly breeze, perfect timing as we were heading back north through the Väddö channel again.. Great sailing season so far, with summer just around the corner!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Sailing, Stora Risten, May 21st-22nd

Pre-summer sailing with the lady, Saturday 21st-22nd. Anchoring for the night at a little island next to Stora Risten.. Shifting winds, mostly from south, partially cloudy on Saturday but in the evening it cleared up and the archipelago was magically beautiful.. Some exploration with the little dinghy on Sunday morning, before heading back south via Korsskären and over Singöfjärden..

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Sailing, Roslagen, May 5th-8th

Four days of great single-handed sailing with my Bellona 23, a small yacht from the 70's.. Quite sunny and warm for this early in the season with a steady high-pressure.. Covered some 160 kilometers in mostly light winds and I anchored in some really nice inlets; Lidön, Villösan & Brännäset.. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Cycling, Southern Öland, March 26th

Easter cycling on southern Öland, making a 80 kilometer lap on a sunny but somewhat chilly day.. Starting at Mörbylånga and doing a clock-wise run via the Långe Jan lighthouse at Ottenby.. Nice tail wind last hour certainly helped..

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Nordic Skating, Nynäshamn Archipelago, Feb 28th

Spring is around the corner but still some great ice is to be found, this sunny Sunday me, Emil and Ricky headed to the Nynäshamn inner archipelago and covered some 36 kilometers with partially challenging conditions.. 

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Nordic Skating, Lake Mälaren, Jan 31st

Morning session on Lake Mälaren with Ricky, starting from Bålsta.. Excellent ice conditions, but unfortunately the route became restricted by open water to the south-west and a shipping-lane on the east.. We covered around 20 kilometers, lots of fun!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Nordic Skating: Gälnan-Lagnö-Husarö - 23rd of Jan

Early start of the Saturday morning, picking up Emil, Ricky & Mikael at 07 and onwards via ferry to Ljusterö for the Lagnö destination.. Temperature up closer to freezing point, still barely any new snow for a long while, so great conditions for some ice skating in the archipelago.. We did a figure 8 lap of 40 kilometres in a mellow pace, enjoying the sceneries. A great day in good company!

Sunday, January 10, 2016

XC-Skating, Lake Mälaren, Jan 10th

Cold weather for some week now which has frozen many larger and deeper lakes, but this also brought a lot of snow.. We headed to Varpsund in the northern part of Lake Mälaren for some powder-skating in loop north towards Gorran and Ekoln.. Gradually thinner ice and at Lugnet/Månskär we had to turn around, rounding the island Biskops-Arnö on the way back.. 

Sunday, January 03, 2016

XC-Skating, Storsjön, Jan 1st

Great start of the new year and an awesome way to clear the head after celebrations.. Headed to Andersön on Storsjön with my brother Trond for some more ice skating.. This big lake is only partially frozen but on the eastern side of Andersön, conditions were superb.. Trudging against the wind for some time gave big rewards on the return loop, great feeling to cruise at 25-30 km/h with little effort..