Kanaan on Christmas Day

Christmas day, perfectly suited for a kayak trip! There weren't that many of us around this day, but in our small boat house a third enthusiast turned up (although no picture of him). The sandy beach was frozen hard as concrete.

Temperature was just below the freezing point.

Water on spray deck, PFD and clothes frooze.

Yep, that's ice (very thin).

Took a short stop at the Kanaan beach. Had to break through some thin ice to reach it. Passers by generally did not expect kayakers at this time of year. One guy, seemingly less surprised, asked us for an Eskimo roll demonstration... We were not up to it.

Returned passing the Royal palace at Drottningholm in fog.

The only other kayakers we saw this day.


Skanstull or Darkness at the Edge of Twon

We've talked about it for ages, but now was the time. Paddling in the dusk. As the sun sets around 4 pm at this time of year, we started around 3.

It got darker faster than we had thought. Here we are about half way to Skanstull, with Hornstulls Strand to the left.

Passing under the railway bridge.

Spooky and pitch dark at the turning point. But with headlamps and a flashing tail light we had no fears. Photography was more difficult (as so well shown with these masterworks).

Yeah, that's right, the railway bridge again. Knew you would recognize it in the dark.

Where am I?

Passing the new apartment complex at Lilla Essingen.

As long as we paddled in the city, there was really no problem to see were we were going.

But on returning to Bromma, it was really dark. Passing by Stora Essingen on the east side we almost hit a pier. Don't know who was most surprised, us or a lady smoking and chatting in her cell at the pier.