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Måseskär in my heart

skapad 2012-08-19 i 'Green Adventures Blog'

 

We had already decided yesterday, Nick and I, that Sunday was going to be a paddle Sunday. So after a short read this morning in the book about accounting my good friend Helena has borrowed me ( I know it sounds crazy to start a Sunday with a book with that theme and to be honest, I don't have any good explanations to describe how it all happended!) we threw our things in the car and headed for Hälleviksstrand on the south western side of the island Orust. Orust is the third biggest island in Sweden and it's such a great place to explore on land by foot or on a bike and the coastline is very exciting for paddlers, sailers and others who enjoys water sports. It's got some really cozy old fishing villages, great rock formations next to the sea and on the outside of the island you have a maze of islands to explore. But to find a parking space in Hälleviksstrand was a thougher task than I thougt it would be...

But finaly on the water we headed out to the island of Käringön about 5 km from where we started. We had a west-southwest headwind to fight but it felt really good to be on the water. I was using the Greenland paddle I got from my danish friend Martin Nielsen and it works so smooth in the water. And it still smells really good too! I was paddling the Arrow Nuka and Nick was using the NDK Romany and we both enjoyed the gentle breeze against our caps. Arriving at Käringön we, or maybe I should say I, needed to get some liquorice from the tiny little supermarket on the island and so we did. I mean, and so I did.

This was only going to be a short stop cause our goal for the day was to be spending some time in our boats and not on land. I also switched paddles, cause I've been so lucky to have gotten the chance to try out some Mitchell Blades from Lance Mitchell and this was a great day for doing that. So we slowly worked our way in a westerly direction and went between the gap of Tornö and Vedholmen and there things started to become a bit more interesting. The waves served us some white foam to dip our paddles in and we suddenly found our selves sitting in a roller coaster that we didn't needed to pay for. Wow, it's been so long ago since I was out in a bit more challenging conditions and I really enjoyed it! The lighthouse of Måseskär came closer and closer and we decided to do a circumnavigation to get some more action before landing on the island. Most of the time it was all fine. The waves were deep and quite gentle to us but the last part before reaching more calm water, had some more exciting elements in them. At least for me. Nick usually have more hands available in conditions like these so that's why he was the photographer while we were being thrown around by the waves.

The island itself was very quiet but a bit windy when we arrived. The lighthouse was open so we actually went up all the stairs in the lighthouse and had our lunch looking out on the choppy sea from above. What a great place to be! At least for a little while. Or as long as we felt the need for. And when we stopped feeling the need to spend more time here, we got a great ride back to the mainland in the following wind and waves.

What a great Sunday we've had. I wish more people have enjoyed the day as much as we have, no matter where you've been or what you've done.

If you click the pictures, they will be presented in a Light Box.

Atene of Tjörn greeted us in the harbour of Käringön.

Atene of Tjörn greeted us in the harbour of Käringön.

Going through the gap of Tornö and Vedholmen with some fluffy waters around the hull.

Going through the gap of Tornö and Vedholmen with some fluffy waters around the hull.

At some points it all got a bit blurry, not only on the camera lens but also on the regular eye lens.

At some points it all got a bit blurry, not only on the camera lens but also on the regular eye lens.

And then Nick disappeared behind the waves. Or was it me?

And then Nick disappeared behind the waves. Or was it me?

Isn't it a tall and handsome guy you think? Or is it a lady?

Isn't it a tall and handsome guy you think? Or is it a lady?

The long legs of the lighthouse is creating a confusing net for everyone except for the engineers I guess.

The long legs of the lighthouse is creating a confusing net for everyone except for the engineers I guess.

Calling someone from the old phone in the museum. But not anyone who's got a 9 in their phone number.

Calling someone from the old phone in the museum. But not anyone who's got a 9 in their phone number.

Happy faces infront of a happy lighthouse. The sun's out!

Happy faces infront of a happy lighthouse. The sun's out!

There are more red dots on the chart to explore.

There are more red dots on the chart to explore.

Back to Hälleviksstrand and time to go home and make some dinner.

Back to Hälleviksstrand and time to go home and make some dinner.

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