Axe throwing! – Outdoor Academy of Sweden 2010 May 7
The brothers from Gränsfors Bruks Axes had a suprise for us before the wild meat dinner: axe throwing!
They were kind enough to give all of us small forest axes to try out during these days but this evening they pulled out a huge double edged axe reminiscent of a viking axe! This, of course, was for throwing
Some of us lined up to try throwing the axe with some helpful instructions from the axe brothers. It was a lot of fun and quite a sight to see. Most participants, I dare say everyone, hit the target. Except me. very embarrassing…
I was 19 and new in Stockholm, knew nothing about the archipelago along the coast. We decided we wanted to go anyway. But where? We ended up on Utö. It’s a first-time experience of the Stockholm archipelago I share with many other people: Utö being their first stop in the coastal scenery. While there are a […]
We had crossed Hansta Bay (Hanstafjärden) and were on our way between the islands Gåssten and Utterkobben with our kayaks when it became obvious: the wind from the open sea was too strong. The waves grew as we tried to make our way east of Idskär to the island Borgen. My friend Lech started laughing […]
Take the commuter train from Stockholm to Bålsta, walk on soft trails through beautiful forests and small villages to a baroque castle, where you can have a “fika” at an old petrol station turned into café. The 400 kilometer long Upland Trail has a lot of unexpected trail magic.