The week after midsummer, we paddled a week in quite a few years now, so this year.
I & Pia was going to drive up on the Thursday before Midsummer, but we were just too tired after work to cope with it. We put in place the clock so we got up fairly early on Midsummer's Eve morning. We launched in Klintemåla and paddle out to Kärsmansholmen where Henry & Pia from Stockholm was already in place since the night before. At 9.15 "knocked" us to their tents, they had not come out of the sleeping bags yet
In the afternoon appeared Stefan from Linkoping up. The weather was at its peak so there were some wading and swimming before we sat down to eat the food midsummer. As we sat and ate in peace and quiet came a bunch of kayak riders from MKK , they were 7st would also spend midsummer in Misterhult, they camped on L Bergö a few hundred yards from us.
Pia & Henrik between Kärsmansholmen & L Bergö | Stefan in his Buccaneer
Goran from MKK came over and talked a little | Henry | Magnus
On Saturday we took it easy, and remained at the same place, paddled smårundor and practiced a bit with the kayaks, the afternoon came Magnus.
Erik & Pia train rolls
At 20 o'clock in the evening the gang from Malmo back after having paddled a turn, they had been out in particular at Nötgårdsö but did not think it was good enough to stay there!?!?!?
Stefan and Magnus just north of Kärsmansholmen
On Sunday, we pulled ourselves inside Eknö and up, lunch was enjoyed at Skjortö, from there we went north of Eknö and ended up eventually at Nötgårdsö where we camped.
Group picture of Nötgårdsö Pia F, Erik, Magnus, Pia L, Henry & Stefan
On Monday, we lay quietly on Nötgårdsö and paddled a bit in the next few surroundings. Stefan went off home to continue working.
Pia paddles in brilliant sunshine | Henry in a really nasty rain
Pia Cook | Pia tries Henry Eskimo paddle
On Tuesday, we paddled south past Pigs Cut and in among the maze of small islands north of Strupö, had lunch at a small islet and went to the outside of Brano, Huvfallsö and then against Lard Ranch. We followed the late Vinö on sysidan and ended up at L Bergö (300m from the tour first camp site).
Henry & Pia L among the small islands north of Strupö
On Wednesday withdrew Pia & Henry away and I, Magnus & Pia remained. We were again stopped and paddled smårundor.
On Thursday we took us home towards Skåne again.
A nice ride with varying weather and pretty much wind. Was not so far paddled but it was very nice.