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Lake Vättern 2003. (Photo: me)
 

Ice skating on Lake Vättern 22 Feb 2003.

These photos were taken with an one-time-use-camera.

Lake Vättern 2003
Vättern is Sweden's second largest lake.

Our original intention was to skate (at least) from the southern part to the northen part, ca 130 km. But the day before the wind had broken up the ice in the southern part so we had to skate on what was left in the northen part.

Lake Vättern 2003

Lake Vättern 2003.
Early in the morning outside Motala. Daniel is anxious to get away.

(Photo: me)

Lake Vättern 2003.
The mortal hot dog pose: Daniel, Andreas and Mårten.
The new swedish word "dödskorv" was invented as we drove down from Stockholm the evening before.

(Photo: me)

Lake Vättern 2003.
The ice was like a marble floor. No one of us had ever skated on such frictionless ice before.

(Photo: me)

Lake Vättern 2003.

(Photo: me)

Lake Vättern 2003.
At some places the ice had patterns that looked like mother-of-pearl inlay.

(Photo: me)

Lake Vättern 2003.
The ice from the southern part of the lake had been pressed into/onto/under the ice of the northen part.

(Photo: me)

Lake Vättern 2003.
The fantastic ice made that we could skate in 30-35 km/h speed without strain.

(Photo: me)

Lake Vättern 2003.
0 km/h.

(Photo: me)

Lake Vättern 2003.

(Photo: me)

Lake Vättern 2003.
We could have skated on the marble-like ice the whole day but to make the tour a little more adventurous we decided to try to reach the island Jungfrun.

(Photo: me)

Lake Vättern 2003.
The way to the island Jungfrun went over both thin ice and ice like this.

(Photo: me)

Lake Vättern 2003.
The ice cake from the south had crashed into the island Jungfrun and built a 3 meter high wall.

(Photo: me)

Lake Vättern 2003.
Lunch on the island Jungfrun.

(Photo: me)

Lake Vättern 2003.
Later that day, heading north. From the left: me, Mårten, Daniel and Andreas.

(Photo: me)


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