Thursday, June 28, 2007

A sauna to keep hot

Every Swedish summer house in the archipelago with self esteem has a sauna house. So do this summer house. I love saunas. I love being warm. And the feeling of cooling down in the cool sea.

I don't miss saunas in California. You just have to go outside in the summer, you don't need a sauna to get really hot. And there is no cold lake around our house to cool down in.

6 comments:

veronika said...

Jag har alltid haft bastu dar jag bott, ar sa underbart att basta. Vedeldad bastu ar bast, vilken harlig bastu ni har dar pa on!!
Vi har funderat pa att bygga en bastu har i Kalifornien, for vintrarna kan vara langa och kalla. Inte som i Sverige forstas, men en bastu ar alltid en bastu.

JaCal said...

Veronika - jag älskar att bada bastu och japp, det ska vara vedeldat (det är det i huset på bilden). Jo ifs, det är ju några månader på vintern då huset är lite kallare... men det ska ju vara en sjö i närheten också... ;-)

Lauri said...

Hi,

Is that your own photo? Do you have others? I'm looking for some photos for my sauna site at http://www.saunasoul.com (something I've been working on after I saw how little exposure some people and even countries have had sauna). A lost cause - perhaps :) But it's a fun one.

Cheers,
Lauri

JaCal said...

Lauri - yes it's my own photo of the sauna house at our summer house. How fun with a sauna site! Have to check it out!! I don't have any more photos of this particular sauna - didn't think to document it more... ;-)

Lauri said...

What's the sauna situation in California? I have some friends from over there who have little or no exposure to saunas.

On the other hand it seems that it's varied enough and there seem to be some public saunas. What kind of saunas and how widespread are they over there?

JaCal said...

Lauri - I haven't really thought about that... ;-) Since it's usually hot, it's not like you have to "heat" up. You can find them in gyms , but not always the "Scandinavian" type (more moist saunas). Around where I live there are no "public swim places" as in Sweden (except outdoors) so I really don't know...