When the sun is shining and winds are calm, exploring the outer Swedish archipelago is a dream - beautiful and unique scenery - perfect for cruising in a sea kayak. Oh, and that little white package on the back deck - fresh shrimp from Göstas in Smögen packed on ice.
When it's raining and a headwind, perhaps less dreamy.
Above, Shireen battles headwinds, cold and rain. It did not stop for a few days, making for wet and clammy evenings in the tent and long but still "fun" days in the kayaks. Below, camp on Musön, rain and more rain.
Bailing gallons of rain water from the cockpit...
When we woke up the next morning, the gales had turned the Skagerack into the fierce ocean it's known for, with breaking waves crashing on all the islands and skerries, which made for sporty paddling back in towards Gluppö and more protected waters.