Allemansr├Ątten, or the Right of Public Access, is one of the unique joys of Sweden. It allows anyone to roam freely in the countryside, swim and travel by boat in someone else’s waters and pick mushrooms and berries in the forest.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

An old interest renewed!

At last I've got around to doing something I've been meaning to do for a long time............I've got my old Martin Lynx compound bow out & joined Forest Bowmen in Derbyshire.


I managed to surprise myself (having not picked up a bow in anger for about 19 years), this was the first time I had ever shot an un-marked course with big game target faces & I had more hits than misses!


Some hits were better than others!


Now I just need to adjust the pin-sight & practice!

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Santa has been very generous this year.......

I must have been very good this year, Sarah bought me a new float tube!
A Sparton Cruiser, the Rolls Royce of Float Tubes. This is a picture taken from Steve Parton's website (I'm sure Steve won't mind), more to follow when I get out onto Simmesjon after some trout next June! 

Monday, 3 January 2011

Santa's been!

Santa, well OK my Dad, has been bearing gifts of a pair of fantastic hand-crafted ash beavertail canoe paddles. I'd asked my Dad to make me a pair of paddles for my canoe - the "Nice Beaver" -  earlier in the year & sent him the Graham Warren "Paddlemaking" DVD.
Here they are.
They really are the bees-knees, beautifully balanced & perfectly finished.
Thanks Dad!
Can't wait to get out to Sweden & try them out this summer!