Riddarfjärden in minus 7 C

There's a cold front coming in with expected -15 centigrade temperatures. As the lake is not frozen yet we wanted to enjoy it before the skating season. Temperature was -7, but it's not that bad as the water is at zero.

We played in the thin ice outside Smedslätten.

At Kungsholmsstrand, the city dumps snow from the streets.

Passing under the Essingleden highway.

The kayak heavy with ice and the water thick and syrupy.

You keep warm in the dry suit, but the feet are cold.


Fjäderholmarna & Gamla Stan

Still no sign of snow. Continued gloomy and wet. Put in at the beach by Villa Källhagen and took the Djurgårdsbrunns canal. Met by Jascha who filmed us.

Continued through the canal and under the last bridge by Sjötullsbacken.

Decided to round Fjäderholmarna. Here with Lidingö in the background.

The restaurant at Fjäderholmarna looked deserted, but may live up for the smorgasbord at lunch time.

Returned on the southern side of Djurgården and passed Blockhusudden.

Bliss, the sun came out...

...and brought out smiles.

The inside of Beckholmen is like returning to long passed times.

Here's Gamla Stan...

...and the af Chapman hostel.

In agreement, a great day.

Rounded up with Strandvägen...

...and Diplomatstaden.