Thursday, 19 September

Idle Hands The Ikkatsu Project Thursday, 19 September, at 01:26

These are days of constant motion… no time to write. Too busy, with…

Well, I sent in my copy of the agreement today, the one where...

Wednesday, 18 September

PaddlingLight News Update Wednesday, 18 September, at 21:27

Just a quick news update about the PaddlingLight website. Over the last year, I’ve been meaning to update the website to increase the speed and load times. I finally had a few days to do that, so before the craziness of my fall schedule kicked in I sat myself down into my office and worked on the website. This is step one of getting things updated around here.

While doing that, I also made a few changes to the look of the website. It’s basically the same-ish look but with a slightly more compact design with a simpier color scheme. Hopefully, I also increased readability. Let me know if you think so. I can change that as needed.

The online store needed a bit of an update as well, so I updated that slightly. It’s not exactly where I want it, but I think it makes a bit more sense. When people download the free canoe and kayak plans/drawings (and still not sure what to call these, because they really aren’t instructional plans), they tend to checkout multiple times, which is annoying for both the user and my inbox. Hopefully, the changes will reduce the number of multiple checkouts.

New Article and Review Index Pages!

This website has nearly 560 posts. That’s a lot of info. I don’t really have time to organize that efficiently, so I automagically did it by listing each article by category. T...

Gavnø rundt Pouls kajakblog Wednesday, 18 September, at 19:34

Uden kamera roede jeg en tur rundt om Gavnø med Jens. Det blæste en del fra NV, så vi roede til De hvide Svaner og lidt videre inden vi drejede mod Gavnø og fik vinden lige i ryggen.

Snart rundede vi sydvest-spidsen af øen og drev i let rygvind mod Karlsgab. Pause-driverlivet måtte ende og vi padlede in på Fladstrand. Inden vi nåede så vidt, så vi havørn. Oplevelsen blev fulgt af masser af viber, gæs og små vadefugle på engene. Ved Gavnø gemte alle fjordsystemets blishøns sig og en enkelt kærhøg fløj lavt over sivene. På vej mod kanalen - i strid modvind - så vi et par glenter.

Jeg elsker efteråret med begyndende flotte farver på træerne, masser af fugle og en dag som denne med høj klar himmel med hurtigtflyvende skyer.

Vi fik roet 18 km

Straumsnes til Finnøya og Hellfjorden Padlemia Wednesday, 18 September, at 17:22

For en tid siden bestemte jeg meg for å kombinere en tur for å samle Hellfjorden og Guvågen-postene i 10 på skjæret, og samtidig sjekke om det var multer her eller der. Det ble også en test av det nye Goprokameraet. Dermed fikk jeg Goprobilder fra to ulike vinkler - her det gamle, festet med sugekopp bak på kajakken. Det andre står som vi ser fint plassert midt oppå hjelmen - dessverre viste det seg å være plassert litt feil, men det går (akkurat). 

9/7/19 - Yonkers leg of the Joe Glickman Cup, plus the Yonkers Mayor's Cup Frogma Wednesday, 18 September, at 17:19

Playing catch-up a little bit today! The weekend before last was an absolutely gorgeous day for the Yonkers leg of the Joe Glickman Cup.

Sebago had too many fun things going on that day. There was this, and then there were two camping weekends, one in Greenport and one on Staten Island. Both of those sounded like fun (although it was very windy on the Friday as Hurricane Dorian was passing offshore), but I decided to stick with the races.

Joe Glickman, also known as Glicker, was a much-loved member of Sebago and the paddling community at large, especially the surfski racing world. He was a kayak racer and a very good author. If you're a paddler, there's a pretty chance you've heard of him - and even if you don't know his name specifically,...

A quick look at a WFA class Paddling Otaku Wednesday, 18 September, at 16:14

Once a month I travel to teach a NOLS Wilderness First Aid class. This is one of the more difficult things I teach, as there are many topics crammed into two days with very tight time constraints. It is also one of the more important things I teach, because at some point I am going to find out that someone in one of these classes saved a life.

I decided to shoot short snippets of this class, and see what it looked like. I will do more detailed coverage as I continue to create content for youtube.

XVI Concentración Kayak de Mar La Caleta josebelloseakayaking Wednesday, 18 September, at 11:34

Ya tenemos aquí la concentración anual de KDM en Cádiz.

Recuerdo de la del año pasado (click). Nos vemos en La Caleta!

Tuesday, 17 September

Bordet blev roligare i Winzent Tuesday, 17 September, at 17:37

När vi skaffade stugbilen Winzent var bordet i superultratråkig gråfärg. Såg ut som ett betongolv typ. Så ville vi inte ha det och inte gubbfärgat heller 😉 Vi hittade vinyl som såg ut som kakel. Perfekt! Vi tyckte att det blev både snyggare, mer ombonat och roligare. Nu tre år senare håller vinylen fortfarande bra. ... Läs mer...

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J.B. Charleson Ottawa River Paddle Paddle Making (and other canoe stuff) Tuesday, 17 September, at 14:56

A fascinating collection of Canadian folk art is up for auction.  Pridham's Auction House is running the Burney Collection of Canadiana and Americana on October 5, 2019. The private collection of Joan and Derek Burney was recently outlined as a project for Canada's 150th Anniversary back in 2017. The resulting book, Celebrating Canada: Decorating with History in a Contemporary Home, showcased their extensive collection of historically significant items adorning their modern home.

One of the pieces is a circa 1890 canoe paddle used on an exploratory trip by Jean-Baptiste Charleson. A forest ranger for the province of Quebec, Charleson was charged with scouting the headwaters of the Ottawa River for tracts of white pine to be leased to lumber companies. Charleson completed the trip at the hearty age of 54 with a route covering nearly 3200 square kilometers of wilderness. The trip was deemed a commercial success with his identification of accessible sources of timber valued at over whopping million dollars at the time. It would prove to be a financial windfall for the province.

After his journey, Charleson's personal 57 inch paddle was carefully painted with a map and details of the route. Lake Témiscami...

Monday, 16 September

Pressing the Reset Button Woman on Water Monday, 16 September, at 13:00

How does one reset after a busy work season? 

Sea kayak camping trip on the Mendocino Coast of California.
Jeff and I have found that disconnecting and going camping does the trick for us.  The weather this summer at home on the Mendocino Coast has been phenomenal so we decided on a bit of a staycation for our get away.

Åter – tidningen Monday, 16 September, at 07:23

TIdningen Åter har vi prenumererat på ganska många år. Gillar den mycket. Praktisk kunskap om självhushållning är deras underrubrik. Inte för att vi har ambitionen att bli helt självförsörjande men odla är superkul! Dessutom väldigt intressant att läsa om, och lära sig mer om blandade kunskaper som de flesta av oss inte kan eller har ... Läs mer...

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Saturday, 14 September

Top to top to Tap Mountain and Sea Scotland Saturday, 14 September, at 22:12

I'm lucky to have Bennachie as a neighbour. One of the most prominent hills in the north east of Scotland, a glimpse of the distinctive outline of the Mither Tap (Mother Top) means "home" to generations of Aberdeenshire folk.  Bennachie inspires a real fondness in people and there's even a dedicated band of volunteers known as the Bailies of Bennachie who look after the hill and its environs.  I climb it regularly by a variety of routes, but there was one which I hadn't done.

Lorna, Allan and I met up on a bright late summer day to do one of the longest routes on Bennachie, a traverse from one end to the other of what's essentially a long ridge with a number of "tops".  They live closer to the hill than me and have a clear view of it from their hou...

Elmia husvagn och husbil 2019 Saturday, 14 September, at 18:35

Vi besökte den stora mässan på Elmia, Jönköping i onsdags. Mässan öppnade på onsdagen och håller på till och med söndag. Nordens största husbil och husvagnsmässa tror vi. Kul att spana på lite blandade fordon. De flesta är alldeles för stora och klumpiga för vår smak och användning men en del intressant finns det både ... Läs mer...

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Onsdagspadling fra Strengelvåg Padlemia Saturday, 14 September, at 12:35

Sist onsdag var det en av årets siste onsdagspadlinger. Det meldte rolige forhold, så vi startet fra Strengelvåg. Her er det mange år siden jeg padlet sist – den gang var en av de første gangene det slo meg at det kunne være lurt å følge med på kartet sjøl. Så nå fikk han her karen ansvaret for å følge med på kartet. Når flere følger med er det større sjans for at noen oppdager eventuell feilnavigering.

Vi parkerte ved skolen på Strengelvåg, der var det helt greit å sette ut. Det er e...

Sejltur fra Karrebæksminde med Jens Pouls kajakblog Saturday, 14 September, at 12:23

Inden vi tog af sted på onsdagstur fortalte Jens at han havde prøvet klubbens kajaksejl. Det skulle vi da også denne dag, da der blæste en frisk vind fra SV - lige retningen fra Karrebæksminde mod kanalen.

Det tog sin tid at komme til badebyen, og vi fik ikke hjælp af strømmen der var kraftig indad da vi efter en time og halvtres minutter nåede derud. Normalt tager det lidt over en time.
Vi holdt en kort strække-ben pause ved slæbestedet ved siden af lystbådehavnen inden vi satte sejl mo...

Friday, 13 September

Greenely – håll koll på elförbrukningen Friday, 13 September, at 08:25

Kul app där man kan se sin elförbrukning timme för timme. Det här en app som visar elförbrukning. Greenely säljer även el och det är väl där man kan anta att de ska tjäna slantar framöver. I appen kan man alltså se sin elförbrukning timme för timme, dag för dag eller månad för månad. Kräver ... Läs mer...

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Thursday, 12 September

PIRAGÜISMO SAN FERNANDO: REUNIÓN INFORMATIVA Piragüismo San Fernando Thursday, 12 September, at 22:44


Lunes 16 de septiembre. De 8 a 9 de la tarde.

Reunión presentación informativa del CLUB PIRAGÜISMO SAN FERNANDO

Lugar: Casa del Pueblo (sede PSOE) Calle Arenal n°7 . frente parque Almirante Laulhe.

AGRADECIMIENTOS: Dar las gracias a D. Antonio Rojas por ofrecernos la sala de audiovisuales para esta presentación.


Kungsfiskarspan i solen på Rönneå Thursday, 12 September, at 20:28

Idag tog vi en förmiddagstur på Rönneå. Blåste en del ute på Skälderviken, såg skummigt ut när vi körde ner till hamnen. Plockade ut Clapotis & Play LV hos ÄSSS och paddlade upp till stan, såg Kungsfiskare flera gånger och en gång riktigt nära, kul! Skapligt med vatten i ån så det kändes lite sirapsaktigt ... Läs mer...

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Sensommarutflykt med Winzent Thursday, 12 September, at 17:19

Även i år blev det en liten sensommarutflykt med stugbilen Winzent. Blev en lite blandad runda med lite paddling, lite cykling, lite bad, en och annan promenad osv. Vi började med en långhelg på Stockenträffen. Drog sen vidare mot Tresticklan nationalpark efter en kortvisit längre norrut i Bohuslän. Fortsatte till Trysil för lite finfin mtb-cykling. ... Läs mer...

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c1890 Tyendinaga Mohawk Canoe and Paddles Paddle Making (and other canoe stuff) Thursday, 12 September, at 15:28

An expired Kijiji ad from earlier in the summer featured a birchbark canoe and two paddles being offered for sale. Seller claimed the canoe was from 1890 and built at the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, part of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte First Nation. I had inquired if the paddles were for sale separately and if any more details could be provided. The seller simply responded that they were sold with the boat unfortunately ignored my request for more details.

The advertisement photos show well aged paddles (likely maple) carved in a manner consistent with the Iroquoian tradition of a reverse-spatulate blade with tiny, flattened grips.

c1890 bark canoe and paddles

Frej – Niklas Gunnarsson Björn Thomasson Design Thursday, 12 September, at 11:41

Frej – Niklas Gunnarsson

"Hej Björn,

Nu är Freja sjösatt! För två år sedan byggde jag min första kajak – en Frej, och det gav mersmak. Modellen är så fantastisk att paddla att det blev ännu en Frej, i form av Freja, som fått lite mer expeditionsanpassade detaljer; kolfiberskålar med vattentäta luckor från Kajaksport, fler linfästen för extrapaddlar och packpåsar och annat, samt ett ”handskfack” på fördäck. Målet var en kajak som går att ta på ordentliga långturer. Jag är extra nöjd med linfästena som gjordes som små kolfiberskålar och sitsen som blev i mosaik från en sits av en köpekajak. Freja är helt kvistfri och däcket är gjort genom att hyvla och limma alla ribbor. Kölen är extra förstärkt. Sittbrunnen är inredd med yogamatta som fästs med karborrefästen, som har som dubbelfunktion att tas ur och läggas upp på vassa klippor där man drar upp Freja. Även knästöden på undersidan av däcket har yogamatta med kardborre för ett mjukt stöd för knäna. Vikten blev 18.4kg. 

Ni hittar alla detaljer och mer därtill på min byggblogg.

Nu får vi se vad nästa bygge blir. Det lutar antingen åt ännu en expeditionskajak, då i form av en Njord, eller en lekkajak i form av en Black Pearl. Eller något helt annat… Man vet ju aldrig förrän höstmörkret börjar slå till.


Vanlifeträff vid Hjörneredssjöarna Thursday, 12 September, at 07:16

Vi var hemma nästan två dygn och hann skörda lite grönsaker, plocka lite svamp och tvätta/rensa upp det värsta innan vi styrde upp till Hjörneredssjöarna. Relativt nystartade facebookgruppen Vansyd hade dragit igång Vanlifeträff och hyrt Härliga Hjörnereds område däruppe. Tre fordon på plats när vi kom upp i solskenet. Glatt mottagande och sen trevligt tjöt, ... Läs mer...

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Wednesday, 11 September

Sept. 11 - Dust to Deliverance and my own story Frogma Wednesday, 11 September, at 18:58

I have been doing a 7 book covers in 7 days challenge over on Facebook, invited by my wonderful Aunt Kathy. She challenged me last week and I realized that my 7th day would be September 11th, and I knew what cover I would be sharing today.

In doing so, I ended up sharing a short version of my own story, so I thought I would just share that here today.

 Jessica DuLong is an old friend from my Pier 63 days. She's an engineer on the Fireboat John J. Harvey, which, although retired, served so well at the WTC site. She is also an author, and after untold hours of collecting stories from so many of us who were there on the waterfront that day, she crafted an amazing retelling of the story of the maritime evacuation that went on that day.

Skördetid Wednesday, 11 September, at 10:17

Nu skördar vi förvisso både nu och då under året men när vi kom hem från två veckor hemifrån inser man hur mycket det fortfarande växer och mognar 🙂 Skördat både det ena och det andra, käkat en hel del, fryst in en hel del och lagat en hel del som sen också landat i ... Läs mer...

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Parc marin d’Iroise (3) : Sein Merci pour le kayak ! Wednesday, 11 September, at 09:12

L’île de Sein Située plus au sud que Ouessant et Molène, Sein n’en est pas moins dans la même mer d’Iroise, mer drainée par de puissants courants et se nappant de brumes subites. Les parages de Sein offrent une fantastique zone de navigation pour le kayak de mer : hauts fonds, roches émergées, courants, phares, […]

Wondrous British Marine Life – coming soon Pesda News Wednesday, 11 September, at 06:03

A fabulous new book from sea kayaker, free diver and marine biologist Lou Luddington.

For more info see webpage.
Wondrous British Marine Life

Tuesday, 10 September

Airstream Madness Paddling Otaku Tuesday, 10 September, at 16:28

A few weeks ago I had two really cool classes back to back. They were both cancelled because of downed power lines in the marina. So to sooth our aching soles, the instructors all went to look at - and dream about - Airstream Travel Trailers. Here is the video from that.

And yes, there is a lot going on over on Youtube. Please head over there, and give it a try. Like and subscribe. I am having fun working in video - though it is a lot of work. Still very active on Instagram, so head over there too!

Arpö i Blekinge till salu Tuesday, 10 September, at 09:07

Härom dagen dök det upp en till-salu-annons på ön Arpö i Listerby skärgård, Blekinge. Arpö är en av de större öarna i Listerby skärgård. Hus ingår som ligger superfint men som verkar vara i skapligt behov av pyssel och underhåll. Förutom Arpö ingår Ljungskär och lite småskär. En egen liten skärgård helt enkelt. 130 Hektar ... Läs mer...

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Monday, 09 September

Tjust, Dragskär och stenbrottsbad Monday, 09 September, at 14:25

Från Pinnarp snirklade vi oss ut mot kusten. Körde ut mot Loftahammar och sen ut till Flatvarp. Väldigt fint i de trakterna. Tog bad ute vid Flatvarp, klart svalare än i insjöarna. Riktigt gött. Gick en promenad i Hulöhamn naturreservat med grymt fint bad på utsidan och go lunch på klipporna. Sen ut till Hallmare ... Läs mer...

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Fall 2019 Woman on Water Monday, 09 September, at 13:00

Whew - it was a busy and interesting summer for Liquid Fusion Kayaking.  I love guiding kayak tours and teaching kayaking but have to admit that the day after Labor Day is always a bit of a relief.  The day after labor day marks the end of our busy summer tour season.  After Labor Day,  we will continue to teach and guide but will not be on the water with students 6 days a week.  Many of our trips in the fall are Mendo Your Way - custom sea kayak tours on the Mendocino Coast.  It is fun working with people to create dream trips.

sea kayak mendocino sea caves
Sea kayaking into Mendocino Sea Caves...

Unintentional Neil Simon Tribute Weekend Frogma Monday, 09 September, at 05:14

Saturday - Yonkers

Sunday - Brighton Beach


How to do First Aid Kits right! Paddling Otaku Monday, 09 September, at 00:09

After the Ryan and Sophie video, which got a lot of notice, I wanted to follow up with a video about first aid kits and how I do them. This video delves into what is inside my kits, and how I do them for personal use, long trips, work, and finally how I would do first aid kits for people like Ryan and Sophie who spend extended time at sea.

Sunday, 08 September

Video, Fixing a Swaying Backpacking Seat Pack Sunday, 08 September, at 17:07

I didn't realise I had a problem until I saw the video.

In this story and video was trying to work out where it's best to carry weight in a bikepacking rig, front or back.

The answer is probably 'the middle' but I don't have a frame pack yet.

Anyway, it was watching the video of me riding away from camera that I realised how much the full, long seat pack swayed from side to side.  Indeed, I saw a cyclist recently in Glencoe and his pack was doing the same left-right jiggle.

An unpleasant outcome of this was a hole being worn in my ultralight Alpkit seat pack after just two rides!  The edge of the bolt from the saddle clamp was the culprit.  There was no effective way to fix foam onto of bolt, so I found another solution.


Garphyttan & Pinnarp Sunday, 08 September, at 17:07

Från Sörälgen drog vi vidare. Gick en promenad i Garphyttan nationalpark. Finfint ställe i liten nationalpark. Gofika på en av höjderna där vi snackade med lite mtb-cyklister. Nästa gång får vi nog lasta av skogscyklarna där, verkar finnas massa fina cykelleder. Vidare i sydostled, det blev sådär tokigt varmt, vi fick stanna i människobyn för ... Läs mer...

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Gavnø rundt med Jan Pouls kajakblog Sunday, 08 September, at 16:57

Jeg tog af sted med onsdagsholdet, der denne dag talte 8 roere. Jeg havde valgt min Black Pearl og led lidt under den trange plads efter en uge i Tideracens pladsorgie.
Ved Lindholm stødte Jan til, og mens resten af onsdagsholdet tog Lindholm rundt og skulle tilbage til klubben og træne redninger, tog Jan og Jeg Gavnø rundt. Det blev en tur i modvind lige til vi sattekursen mod Karlsgab.

Heldigvis var der lidt at se på da store flokke af grågæs lettede fra Gavnø. Vi oplevede det både på fjordsiden og på Fladstrand.

Ny Najad i Vestfold – Lars Ole Bolstad Björn Thomasson Design Sunday, 08 September, at 09:55

Najad – Lars Ole Bolstad


I helgen ble det prøvetur med den nye Najaden. Det er en traust, stabil og rask kajakk. Jeg har montert et Smarttrack ror på den. Jeg er nok en «rudderman»! Jeg hadde først en prøvetur i Lågen, med litt strøm og urolig vann. Det gikk veldig bra! Najaden er like stabil som Strømstadferja!

Dagen etter fikk den prøve seg i frisk sjø i Tønsbergfjorden. Veldig moro! Den var spesielt morsom i medvind og med surf. Dette er en kajakk som men kan fylle med mye bagasje og dra på riktig langtur. Og med bra marsjfart.

Den er 5,52 med ror, og den veier drøyt 23 kg. Det er kvistfri gran og seder i dekket. Det var gøy å bygge den, og veldig gøy å padle den!

Hilsen Lars Ole Bolstad
Larvik, Norge."

Najad – Lars Ole Bolstad

Saturday, 07 September

Augusti 2019 Saturday, 07 September, at 08:50

Augusti bjöd på två rundor på Rönneå, en själv och en med Pia. I slutet av månaden blev det dessutom en runda till Stockenträffen. Riktigt gött.

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Friday, 06 September

Sardegna 2019 Costa Norte josebelloseakayaking Friday, 06 September, at 22:30

Palau es un pequeño puerto turístico, puente de paso para el Archipiélago de la Magddalena, con un importante tráfico o de ferris, que hay que controlar bien para cruzar el canal de navegación.

La población ha ido creciendo a base de lujosas villas costeras, y urbanizaciones con pequeños puertos para yates. Pasamos rápido...


Ny paddel kvällen innan avfärd. Friday, 06 September, at 20:19

Tack Avanza kajak för hjälpen med ny paddel som går att dela i fyra delar. Nu är jag redo för morgondagen.

Damenes aften - rull og tull, svøm og drøm Padlemia Friday, 06 September, at 13:47

Denne onsdagen meldte det litt vind og regn og sånt. Det ble det ikke så mye av, det blåste riktignok bra mens jeg kjørte bortover til onsdagspadling, men så stilnet det. Ved klubbaustet var det ganske helt vindstille. Men vi hadde bestemt oss for en kveld med øving på alt mulig, så det ble det. Bortsett fra øving i bølger da, siden det var mangel på dem. Chipo måtte hjem til legging (av barn, hun tar vel litt senere kveld sjøl), men stakk i hvert fall innom og hilste på. Det ble nemlig damenes aften, i kveld.

Thursday, 05 September

Hayley Nixon Surfski World Champion Talk Jersey Kayak Adventures Thursday, 05 September, at 23:33

Join us to meet World Champion surfski kayak paddler Hayley Nixon and hear about her journey to the highest levels of world championship surfski kayaking. In 2018 Hayley won 10 out of 11 International Surfski races. Member of the South African National Rowing team Olympic Squad at the 2012 London Olympics. Read her Resume. Thursday, […]

Njord – Jukka Vanne Björn Thomasson Design Thursday, 05 September, at 21:54

Njord – Jukka Vanne

"Hi there Björn!

Now finally my new Njord is ready. Here are some pics. Weight with all rigging included (bunjy cord etc.) is 17 kg. Considering I used some mahogany for the looks, I guess the weight is ok - was hoping for 16 kg though.

Haven't yet been on the water too much, but from what I have tried, it does seem very good - seems to have nice speed, stability is ok (95kg paddler) and with a little skeg exposed, it paddles like on tracks. The rope skeg works nicely!

Thanks! - a great design! 😁



"Btw. was paddling today... the Njord slices calm water very nicely, but still the biggest difference compared to my Expedition Sport (One Ocean Kayaks) has to be the way it just keeps its speed going against waves. Sidewind or head-on, works beautifully. =)

Also tried some eskimo rolls. I was surprised to find myself upright on the first go... 😁 Yes, much easier on the Njord. About half of my tries were successful although it's a looong time since I last tried. Also,...

Late Summer in a jar Mountain and Sea Scotland Thursday, 05 September, at 21:49

Over the weekend we noticed that the Blackbirds and Starlings were starting to work over the Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia) trees in the garden.  As the clusters of red berries ripen it becomes a bit of a race for us to gather a basket before they all get eaten!  The berries seem irresistable to all kinds of birds and the Rowan has an interesting adaptation in that the berries need to pass through the gut of a bird before the seeds they contain will germinate.

We cooked the berries with an equal weight of cooking apples until the mixture became a thin orange porridge, then strained the lot through a cloth overnight to extract a couple of litres of rose-pink fluid.  This liquid is then boiled up in a 60:40 proportion with sugar until setting point is reached. The whole process is shown here, and the result looks like late summer in a jar!

Not Only Plastic The Ikkatsu Project Thursday, 05 September, at 17:36

Been thinking a lot lately about the Salish Sea. More specifically, about all the different things going on that are threatening the actual health and life of the w...

Quaver gripped antique paddle Paddle Making (and other canoe stuff) Thursday, 05 September, at 15:59

Here's a very interesting paddle appearing in an Ebay Ad posted from Sainte-Martine, Quebec. This undated paddle has coat of faded red paint and a curve shouldered blade with notches at the neck.

58 1/4" long x 5 3/4"wide 

112 – SOS Alarm som app Thursday, 05 September, at 10:25

SOS Alarm släpper app för att det ska bli lättare att larma. De flesta av oss har inte exakt koll på var vi är och ska man då larma är det inte helt lätt att ta reda på det sådär i ett nafs även om alla telefoner och läsplattor kan visa position. Smidigt med en ... Läs mer...

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Parc marin d’Iroise (2) : Ouessant Merci pour le kayak ! Thursday, 05 September, at 09:56

L’île d’Ouessant Située dans le Parc marin d’Iroise, elle offre un visage très différent de sa voisine Molène. Les côtes de Ouessant sont beaucoup plus hautes, l’univers est minéral et varié. Ses phares en font un objectif en soi, ceux en mer sont baignés par des eaux que les courants et la houle rendent tumultueuses. […]

Wednesday, 04 September

Kefalonia packning Wednesday, 04 September, at 19:05

Börjar fundera på hur det ska packas inför resan, den här klumpen ska med och diverse annat för paddlingen. vilken paddel som jag ska ta med ? En viss risk att den går sönder på flyget!


Sea of Cortez, Dolphins, dolphins everywhere Sarah's Soggy Scenarios Wednesday, 04 September, at 15:31

Day 3

Our plan for each day was to get on the water early, paddle a couple of hours, quick snack, then paddle til about noon, tarp up to shelter from the sun, then paddle again about 4pm for an hour.
The wind was due to pick up later, but off we set, on the water again for 7.15, quite impressed with myself managing these early mornings!
A big boat had arrived in the bay to drop kayakers off. They have a little pootle round the bay, then they are back on board to the next bay, not really my idea of fun! however the boat did have a good name - Sarah Endeavour!
 We had only just got out of the bay when we saw our first sealion. It didn't hang around. A little bit further on, we saw our first turtle, then our second, then third! They were popping up all over.
We eventually managed to land for lunch, our first...

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