Sailing in Lake Ekoln in Uppsala, Sweden

Sailing for the first time and what an experience it was. The wind and the open seas! At the end of the trip, I had only one thought: I want to own a boat 🙂 

Boats at Skarholmen, Lake Ekoln, Uppsala
Boats at Skarholmen, Lake Ekoln, Uppsala
Me Sailing on Lake Ekoln, Uppsala
Me Sailing on Lake Ekoln, Uppsala
Sailing on Lake Ekoln, Uppsala
Sailing on Lake Ekoln, Uppsala

The trip was part of an annual company tradition during the short, yet gorgeous Swedish summer. The past and current employees of my company get together for a day. It involves sailing on Lake Ekoln which is a section of Lake Mälaren. Lake Mälaren is the third largest lake in Sweden and Ekoln is the northernmost part of the lake. Towards the north of Lake Ekoln is the city of Uppsala.

The sailing boat
The sailing boat

We took the pendeltåg from Stockholm Central to Uppsala (costs about 150 SEK to and fro). At the Uppsala central station, we were picked up and driven to Skarholmen – a 20 min drive. The weather was cloudy initially. We got on to the sailing boat and set sail on the lake for close to 2 hours. One of the former employees stays on the shores of the lake where we had our lunch. After couple of hours, we got on to the boat and went back to Skarholmen.

Lunch stop at Lake Ekoln, Uppsala
Lunch stop at Lake Ekoln, Uppsala

Few pics while sailing:

Residences along Lake Ekoln, Uppsala
Residences along Lake Ekoln, Uppsala
Lake Ekoln, Uppsala
Lake Ekoln, Uppsala
Lake Ekoln, Uppsala 3
Lake Ekoln, Uppsala 3
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4 comments

  1. Nice post! Has the 6 hr week come into force for you too ? Does that mean more time to travel and blog 🙂 ?

    Gayathri

  2. I hear that a lot, but i don’t think its true. It was part of a research work in Gothenburg and they found it was better to have it 6 hours. Not sure if it is being implemented, yet. Would be fun though 🙂

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