Two winter activities

The morning

Finally there’s enough snow in Skelleftehamn for cross-country skiing. The great people from Frilufts­främjandet Skelleftehamn had prepared the ski track last night and I was one the first people that skied there this morning. The weather was sunny with temperatures round -16 °C. The sun however was still low and had hardly a chance to illuminate the forests round the ski track. There were some sunny spots where I made the photos below.

After 7 km I was covered with frost but I wasn’t cold at all.

The early afternoon

After lunch I decided to check out the shore at Kågnäsudden. I parked my car and trudged through the snow until I arrived at the coast. The Baltic Sea was mostly open but partly covered with pancake ice. I walked on the banks by the sea and enjoyed the bright sunlight and the crisp air.And I made some photos, too.

When I drove back the car thermometer showed temperatures between -19 °C and -23 °C. The next seven days temperatures between -10 °C and -20 °C are forecasted. I guess it will not take long until the shore areas of the Baltic Sea will finally freeze over.

3 comments to “Two winter activities”

  1. Johanna 2019-01-16 22:38

    Die Küsten-Fotos sind sehr schön . Nr 3 gefällt mir am besten :-)

  2. Manuel 2019-01-17 21:44

    Tolle Bilder, vielen Dank!
    Bei uns fühlt es sich wie Frühling an. Aber Deine Bilder lassen einen noch etwas vom Winter träumen …

  3. way-up-north 2019-01-18 16:31

    Johanna: Danke. Da muss ich noch mal in Ruhe hin.

    Manuel: Kein Neuschnee in Sicht aber Temperaturen zwischen -15 °C und -20 °C. Auch schön!

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