What a day!

We started off at 06:00 from our overnight place and reached Båk lighthouse at Arholma at 08:30. A little bit later that anticipated. I have a slower but bigger support boat this year.

I decided to change the route because of the how the winds and currents were going to change during the day. More swim and less run. And since I had to start alone this year I put more focus on safety.

After having fiddled around with the gear during the first couple of ins and outs, me and support boat found a good rhythm and a clear way of communicating. The big boat can’t really protect me everywhere so I need to pay attention to which route I choose.

We had quite some traffic in the water and I had to wait a couple of times. The swims were long and quite cold. The runs pleasant and warm with a trillion flies. St One point a bunch of cows decided to block my way and I had to take a long detour. In total I think I landed on approximately 30 k run and 10 k swim.

Today’s leg Arholma – Blidö took around 7 hours in total. The winds came up to about 6 m/s and most of the day I swam with head or side wind. A bit soar in my shoulders and worries about my knee which is not working as I want it to. Need too keep an eye on it tomorrow.

Big thanks to Colting and Camaro wetsuits for helping out and also Victor at Trispot Sthlm for support with gear!

Now some R&R before hitting the bed. Tomorrow I aim for Husarö – Möja.

My day in pics


The start at Båk



Day 1 - stage 1: Arholma - Blidö.
Day 1 – stage 1: Arholma – Blidö.