Paddling in Stockholm

Vinn under the sexy bridge

On Saturday I made a trip with paddling veterans Vinn and Mati to Stockholm to paddle kayaks around the islands. Forecasts weren’t so good, but the weather ended up being fantastic so there was tons of traffic and tossing waves but we had great views of all the islands and beaches (shout out, lÃ¥ngholmen!)

Ready to head out
rafted up
Ice cream break!!

It’s really true that you get a different impression of the city from the water, and paddling through the waterways and exploring the coves I found a lot more in the way of paddle culture than I ever knew existed. Here is a selection:

K-1 in Sverige
DB in Sverige
Outrigger in Sverige!
The local boathouse
Trainer K-1s out in the crazy waves