Saturday, April 25, 2009

BBQ och Kubb i parken

Beers at an outside bar, sipping coffee in the sun during lunch, 20 degree days, and endless sun, it could be summer, but it only just the start of spring.
The weather has just been amazing, just over a month ago I was riding to work on snow, past frozen lakes and minus 8 temperatures, this week it was warm and sunny!
Today a few work colleagues went to the nearby park to have an early BBQ evening dinner.
Here we are lighting the disposable (one use) BBQs - a really great idea.
and playing the Scandinavian game of Kubb, a game I intend to play in Australia sometime.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Berg Slussar

Today I went for a bike ride to the lock gates at Berg (about 10km from Linköping).

These form part of the Göta Kanal (pronounced 'yota' canal) that joins a number of lakes and rivers to make a passage from the east coast on the Baltic Sea to the west cost on the North Sea at Göteberg (Gothenburg).
Here there is a significant height drop down into the lake, Roxen with 7 lock gates (all open in the photo) and a number more upstream from where I am standing.

You can view the route I took in Google Earth (recommended) or Google Maps.
If you do have Google Earth 5, I have recorded a tour you can "play" with photos etc. Once opened with the link above on the left you will see a video camera icon with "Bike Ride" click this, then Play Tour button just underneath to the right.

Blog Post #200! (since Jan '05)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

England for Easter

Over the Easter break I headed over to the UK to see my Grandmother in the Lake District. We had some really great weather over the weekend.

Here is the view from the front door of where my father grew up, looking south along the coast from Seascale.
The Ratty, a small heritage railway from Ravenglass to Eskdale, this is the station at Eskdale with some of the fells in the background.
Ennerdale Water on Easter Sunday.