Björkvik, Ingarö

The lakes are frozen now, so we had to go out to the sea.

Put in at Björkvik, where we used to skate when the sea was frozen. A bunch of divers shared the beach with us.

It was windy and choppy. Dry suits, poogies and ample underwear needed.

Spirits are high.

Didn't see a soul either on the water or in the abundance of island cottages.

Well deserved coffee break after headwinds all morning.

Frozen deck.

The Northern Lights paddle, still happy about it. Even managed to fit the poogies, working perfect in fact.

Heading back in side and following winds. Definitely appreciated the latter better.

Back at the kayak Hotel.


Hässelby Strandbad

I bought the dry suit in 2006 or -07, this is the first time since then that the lake is not frozen in January.

We had to break through some ice to get out,


Hitting ice again.

Getting late to bring the boat up for the winter...

The Hässelby power plant is stocking up on wood chips.

Stopped for the usual coffee break, at the Hässelby strandbad. It was freezing.