This is where the kayak trip started. Beautiful, yes? About 100 yards from here, I saw an unusual waterfowl but couldn't get close enough for a good picture. I think it was a Skäggdopping, a Great Crested Grebe.
This bay is sheltered from the wind but as you kayak around the island in the background (actually, it's not quite an island since there's a narrow strip of land that connects it to the mainland) the wind can be quite strong. I kayaked in wind waves about 2 feet high.
Kayaking in the Stockholm archipelago is a wonderful hobby. I hope to return there someday and take a multi-day tour.
As of Feb 6, 2012, this photo would show up on the third page if you search Flickr with the keywords "stockholm archipelago" and click in "interesting." I've tried my best to get on the first page but it's in your hands now. View it, fav it, blog it, comment on it.
However, if you search on "stockholm archipelago kayaking" and click on "interesting", it's on the first page.