Got to take every chance before the lake freezes over. Today at or just below the freezing point again.
The new paddle continues to behave well.
Head winds going west, so a coffee break was well deserved.
First glimpse of the sun this day.
Think Peter is a bit envious although his pine paddle allowed him to use poogies.
Grönviksvägen with the villas as we are returning.
Dusk - well it's 2:30 pm, that is to be expected this time of year.
Took a day off work to try out my new three-piece carbon fibre Greenland paddle from Northern Lights (http://www.northernlightpaddles.com/the-paddles/). Today was less windy and the sun was to show up. Temperatures around the freezing point.
More or less the first time I tried a Greenland paddle, but I have read up on how to use it.
The paddle is really beautiful, smooth and with a perfect grip. Even considering I had to wear gloves due to the temperature.
I think I managed decently. Taking my time, I am doing the same speed as usual judging by the GPS (i.e. 5-7 km/h).
By now you recognize the royal palace, right?
(Forgot to turn the GPS on today but we started at the pier arms in the right, went through the canal, rounded the Skeppsholmen island at the left and the went south of Djurgården to round the FJäderholmarna islands in the far right.)
Yet another fine Fall day in Stockholm, +5C in the morning and little wind. The sun is low this time of year, see my shadow here at 9:30 am when the kayaks are picked up.
Went out to Djurgården and entered the water at Vikingarnas boat club after consulting with Jascha that we accidentally met. Paddled through the canal.
The Fall colors are still magnificent.
Lots of egrets, pity about the blur of the second picture.
Approaching the Djurgården bridge.
A German shepard watching his masters boat at Strandvägen.
Continued into Nybroviken.
Peter with the National museum to the left and the Royal Palace in the background.
Heading towards the Gröna Lund amusement park.
Looking for a landing spot for the coffee break.
We found it at the Beckholmen bridge.
Then continued at the south side of Djurgården...
...out to the light house at Blockhusudden.
And crossed over to Fjäderholmarna - pure joy.
Fjäderholmarna still contains the defense for Stockholm.
Heading back to round off with another coffe at Kruthuset.