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Lake Vättern 2011. (Photo: me)

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Ice skating on Lake Vättern 19 February 2011, 183 km.

Lake Vättern 2011
Vättern is Sweden's second largest lake.

We left Stockholm by car at 4.15 am and entered
the ice at Motala short after 7 am.

Our intention was to skate to Karlsborg on the west shore, continue down to Jönköping and than skate back to Motala on the east shore.

Strong headwind and moving ice forced us to turn around after 1/4 on the way back to Motala.

We ended up with 183 km.

Lake Vättern 2011

Lake Vättern 2011.
Start short after 7 am.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.
Skating towards the islands Fjuk and Mellön.

Lake Vättern 2011.
Short stop at Fjuk.

Lake Vättern 2011.
Continuing towards Karlsborg.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.
Water supply south of Karlsborg.

Lake Vättern 2011.
Not only a bad hair day.

Lake Vättern 2011.
First lunch outside Hjo.

Lake Vättern 2011.
I have skated on nice ice on lake Vättern before, the difference this time was that the area with wonderful ice was enormous.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.
Erik is filming Sven, Patrik is stretching his back.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.
Second lunch in Jönköping at about 12.20 pm.

Lake Vättern 2011.
Leaving Jönköping, starting our attempt to go back to Motala on the east shore.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.
The weather forecast had predicted side wind, instead we had head wind from the north.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.
On the east shore, just below the European route E4.

Lake Vättern 2011.
The strong wind made the ice breake and it started moving to the south.
I don't know how to handle movie formats but if you have Quick Time you
can see a short sequence of moving ice here.

(Film: me)

Lake Vättern 2011.
So we gave up and turned back towards Jönköping again.

Lake Vättern 2011.
Sometimes it has to get worse before it gets better.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.

Lake Vättern 2011.
Me, Erik Rosengren, Sven Rudberg and Patrik Permats.

Lake Vättern 2011.
Jönköping, the end.


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