Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Winter solstice overnighter

Winter solstice - cold clear weather, ice, snow and a yellow or orange sun that barely rises above the horizon.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

My new gravelbike

Two weeks ago I got my new titanium gravel bike. It is excellent.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Almost winter


We managed to use a nice wintry weather window in the middle of the grey and rainy November misery for a little kayaking overnighter.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Photo exhibition

 If anyone happens to be in the hoods, this is a nice place to eat and look at nice pictures.

Monday, October 12, 2020

Ten years with a fatbike


I just realized that I've had a fatbike for ten years. Time for a little retrospective.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020


Finally some bike content again. I discuss why I'm a bit disillusioned about the mountain biking currently and how I've found the joy of riding again through gravel riding.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Seabird Scott HV impressions

 I bought a new kayak and went for an overnighter to test it.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

One lighthouse and two daymarks

 A quick post about a wee kayaking trip a few weeks ago in August to break the radio silence.

Monday, May 25, 2020

Real whitewater with the packraft

I finally got to try some whitewater with my packraft.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Some Vitamin Sea

I needed to get some fresh sea air, after working from home. Time for a quick overnighter.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Spring packrafting in the Fiskars area

I've long looked at the area north of Fiskars with my paddling eyes. Now that I have a packraft, there are a lot more route options compared to when I looked for open canoe routes. When Caj Koskinen asked if I had any packrafting plans for the weekend, it was easy to come up with a plan.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Another packraft and overnighter

Having done a few packraft trips I came to the conclusion that the canoe I have for mainly for family use could be replaced with another packraft. Thus I ordered another packraft and put the canoe up for sale. We got to try the new packraft almost immediately when it arrived.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Spring in the archipelago

There was a short window with less wind in the middle of the week. Unfortunately I missed it and also left my phone in the car.

Monday, April 13, 2020

River packrafting

Caj found a nice river for packrafting and we went to check it out.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Packrafting Liesjärvi

The corona situation continues in Finland and everyone is to stay home, though being out in the nature where there are few other people is encouraged, as long as it happens reasonably close to home and and in a safe manner. Rescue services and hospitals do not need any extra load currently.

Caj Koskinen, one of the main figures on the Finnish packraft scene, contacted me for a trip to Liesjärvi on packraft and I naturally wanted to join, as I had no obstacles this time. Though I live about one kilometer from Caj and his wife Katja, our paths had not previously crossed, even though we roam in the same woods.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Saturday, February 22, 2020

The winter that was not

Not much activity here on the blog lately. The most miserable winter for a long time is to blame, as well as some health issues (still not resolved) following the worst flu in my adult life.

Monday, January 20, 2020

A new instrument of adventure

I finally realized my plans and got a MRS Alligator 2s Pro XXL packraft.