Canoeing down Svartälven – Outdoor Academy of Sweden 2010 May 8
After quite a cold night in the tentipis (-5 Celsius!) we slowly warmed up over breakfast and coffee and headed out by bus to the next activity; canoeing!
This day the group would split up into two groups. One would continue to canoe in the evening and spend another night outside while the other group would canoe and bicycle a little bit before a floating raft dinner and a visit to a mansion. But more about that later.
So far we’re all paddling together along Svartälven (“Black river”, 125km long) downstream and with the wind in our backs. It was easy going in pleasant weather. Although after 2.5 hours I did feel the need to stretch my legs so finding the lunch site was where we would make some fish soup was a great feeling indeed
It’s a strange sensation. You’re standing there idle in the boat, reeling in. Then, suddenly, there’s a jerk. You feel it all the way through the line, rod and arm. If the pike is small you can start reeling in slow and careful. If you got a 5+ (kilos) pike on the bait you need […]
Stockholm is beautiful city to bike in. With a bike and a and SL Access card you can head wherever you want around the city. Cycling has grown increasingly popular in Stockholm. Around 100 00 people use their bikes every day. A lot of them use their bikes as a mode of transportation, but you […]
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 […]