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From Örebro to Stockholm 2013. 07.22 am.  (Photo: me)

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Örebro skating tours:
26 Mars 2011
• 2 February 2013
 

Örebro --> Stockholm, ice skating 2 February 2013, 207 km.

It had not been possible to skate the full distance including the water connection
between the lakes since December 2002 - it is a lot of ice that has to be skateable
at the same time.

All photos are taken by me with a mobile phone camera.


207 km.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
04.41 am, breakfast in the hostel in Örebro.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
05.12 am, entering the taxi to go to the ice.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
05.28 am, on the ice at Rävgången in Örebro, ready to go. (Start at 05.29 am.)

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05.32 am, Lake Hjälmaren.

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06.56 am.

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06.59 am.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
07.23 am.

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07.36 am.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
07.40 am.


Hjälmaren Canal/Hjälmare kanal (14 km) and Arboga River/Arbogaån (11 km)
are connecting Lake Hjälmaren with Lake Mälaren.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
07.48 am. After 47 km we arrived at Hjälmaren Canal.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
07.55 am. We had to walk for a while since the ice was to thin to skate on.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
08.07 am. Cautiously, cautiously.

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08.13 am. Thin ice and sunrise.

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08.37 am. Continued "interesting" ice on Hjälmaren Canal.

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09.00 am. Passing one of the five sites with locks along Hjälmaren Canal.

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09.03 am. In the end the ice quite safe.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
09.18 am. We have left Hjälmaren Canal and are now skating on Arboga River.

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09.28 am. Arboga River, passing under the old lime stone cable way.

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09.36 am.

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09.40 am. In Kungsör where Arboga River flows into Lake Mälaren.

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09.48 am, Lake Mälaren.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
09.56 am, self portrait/all participants. From left: Ulf Haase, Sven Rudberg, Lars Pettersson och Erik Rosengren.


Kvicksund.

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10.12 am, Kvicksund.

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10.28 am, Kvicksund. Our only "real" stop: 15 minutes to buy bananas, yogurt etc in the supermarket.

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10.59 am.

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11.41 am (above).

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11.52 am. We had no real pauses. Eating was done while skating or when a short stop had to be made for some other reason.


At these two places the ice-channel for ships was broken so close to the shore that we had to pass on land.

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12.17 pm, Snörhålet.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
12.18 pm, Snörhålet.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
12.21 pm. Passing Snörhålet was quite difficult and took a while.

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12.37 pm. Next land passage: Agnesudde.


Hjulsta bridge.

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12.52 pm, Hjulsta bridge.

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12.54 pm, Hjulsta bridge.

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13.06 pm.

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13.15 pm.

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13.30 pm.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
13.44 pm. The caption for the photo "11.52 am" also applies here.

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14.16 pm, at Ytterholmen.

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14.25 pm. Less successful attempt to take a group photo at Sparin.


Hässelby.

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15.32 pm. Arriving in Hässelby in the outskirts of Stockholm.

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16.10 pm.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
16.18 pm. Arriving in Alvik! This is an approved place to end the tour - but there was more!

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
16.20 pm. The ice-channel for ships was frozen enough to enable us to continue.

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16.27 pm.

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16.35 pm. Along Karlbergskanalen in Stockholm.

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16.42 pm. Just a few hundred meters to the end.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
16.44 pm, at the Stockholm City Hall/Stadshuset after 11 hours 15 min.
We (all four participants) made it.

From Örebro to Stockholm 2013.
17.04 pm. After skate in a nearby hotel bar.


207 km in 11 hours 15 min.

Another tour Örebro --> Stockholm made under worse conditions 26 Mars 2011


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