Thursday, 18 July

Etnografiska visar sin kajaksamling Björn Thomasson Design Thursday, 18 July, at 19:44

Foto: Ossian Elgström, 1915

Nu finns en unik möjlighet att få se den unika samling av kajaker, kajakmodeller och utrustning som Etnografiska Museet har i sina lager, men som inte just nu visas publikt. Det handlar om ca 35 originalkajaker från hela polarområdet, 35 kajakmodeller av kajaker som i en del fall inte längre finns bevarade i fullstorlek och en stor mängd utrustningsdetaljer till kajakerna. Visningarna har kommit till stånd efter önskemål från kajakintresserade besökare.

Den första visningen är den 31 juli i form av guidade specialvisningar kl 15, 16, 17 och 18 av kajakmodeller och utrustning och den sker i lagerlokalerna med max 10 personer per visning. Visningen kommer att vara på engelska och är gratis. 

De fullstora kajakerna tar lite mer tid att göra tillgängliga, så de kommer att visas på liknande sätt lite senare under året.

Etnografiskas samling av historiska kajaker är en av världens största och innehåller flera helt unika exemplar som inte finns någon annanstans än där.

Eftersom detta är specialvisningar för inbitna kajaknördar finns ingen information på museets sajt (åtminstone hittar jag ingen) – men lite finns på facebooksidan....

Grinduro - What's It Really Like? Video. SimonWillis.net Thursday, 18 July, at 07:00

Grinduro is not a bike race.  Not just a bike race, anyway.

Think of it as a long weekend break with decent food, travel to a gorgeous Scottish island, camping, lots of nice people, a bit of a knees-up, a few freebies and some excellent off-road riding.

Best of all, it's a social get together.

One you start thinking of Grinduro in these terms the £150 entry fee doesn't seem too steep.  Expensive but not ridiculous.

"Scotland in miniature" is the usual cliche applied to the Isle of Arran.  Easily accessible by train (which takes bikes) from Glasgow, it's a holiday island.

Regularly used by cyclists who tackle the 56 mile circumference, it gets exceptionally busy during the summer.  It's almost quicker...

Tue 16/07-2019 Day 417 Freya Hoffmeister Thursday, 18 July, at 01:52

Pos: 61.5196,-166.1520
Loc: Hooper Bay
Acc: free room

Business as usual in a city – updating, emailing, calls, checking on my tusk export permit, kayak repair, laundry, contacting my new paddling partner and sending him a gear list to bring…many logistics to do to keep

But we had a lovely dinner in the evening with our local helpers Rob, Steve and Melinda. Thanks for cooking, Melinda! Nice chats and many new information for us.
And thanks so much to Steve to not only help us with a room to stay, but also to borrow us his ATV! We made a wonderful evening drive around the village, beach and whatever was interesting to see, including a stop in the local well-stocked, but damn expensive supermarket.. Very nice impressions of Hooper Bay!

Wednesday, 17 July

Lillebælt Pouls kajakblog Wednesday, 17 July, at 22:47

Fra campingpladsen ved Galsklint roede jeg en kort aftentur sydpå. Der var ikke så meget strøm som jeg havde regnet med, og da vandet var meget roligt gav jeg den gas og fokuserede på effektiv fremadroning. Det var meget sjovt til en forandring, og jeg roede næsten 8 km på en time.

Lille aftentur Pouls kajakblog Wednesday, 17 July, at 22:43

Jeg tog af sted fra campingpladsen i relativ roligt vand, men det var kun til jeg rundede en lille pynt.

 Herefter voksede bølgerne - de største var vel 60-70 cm, og det er en våd fornøjelse i en Black Pearl.
Jeg prøvede at få et billede af bølgerne der klappede sammen over fordækket, men det var svært at ro fremad med kameraet i den ene hånd - og så få et skud lige på det rigtige tidspunkt.
Jeg skulle tilbage og have aftensmad, så efter et stykke...

July 17th - Oak Bay (#36) Mike Jackson's Paddling Journal Wednesday, 17 July, at 22:31

I set out this morning to paddle with the "Wednesday group" for a while. I took the surf ski as i wanted some speed and only paddled with the group until Oak Bay. It was good to meet up with several paddling friends and the coditions were superb for paddling. Light rain and calm!

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8 km, YTD 262 km

Bjørnø rundt Pouls kajakblog Wednesday, 17 July, at 22:31

Med udgangspunkt i Sinebjerg Camping roede langs kysten mod Fåborg. Efter et par km så jeg noget i vandet jeg ikke rigtigt kunne se hvad var. Da jeg nærmede mig kunne jeg se det var en lystfisker i en flydering. Jeg fik en lille snak med ham, og han viste mig en ørred han havde fanget på flue.
Efter denne oplevelse skulle jeg krydse en ret befærdet sejlrende for at komme over til Bjørnø. Jeg udså mig et sted hvor der var tydelige sejlrendemarkeringer og krydsede over for fuld damp. Det var bare ikke alle sejlbådene der sejlede i renden, så jeg måtte vige for en enkelt sejler, der uden for renden havde kurs lige mod mig.
Jeg roede herefter stille og roligt op langs nordsiden af øen og nåede til den længste og tyndeste landtange jeg har set. Det resulterede i den korteste overbæring jeg nogensinde har lavet.
Sydsiden af Bjørnø var meget flot med høje klinter. Der var også en del bølger, men de kom skråt forfra og var sjove at ro i.
Sejlrenden blev krydset uden episoder på hjemvejen. Tilbage langs Fyns kyst kom jeg på arbejde. Bølger og vind var lige i næsen, og der var en del modstrøm.
Turen var på 16km

Tuesday, 16 July

July 16 - Discovery Island (#35) Mike Jackson's Paddling Journal Tuesday, 16 July, at 21:19

Dan and I went for a morning paddle around the islands. Great conditions with a bit of an ebb running to start, and turning to flood by the time we were heading back.Good to get out for a longer paddle, though I am a tad tired after!

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15 km, YTD 256 km

Mon 15/07-2019 Day 416 Freya Hoffmeister Tuesday, 16 July, at 08:05

Pos: 61.5196,-166.1520

Loc: Hooper Bay
Acc: free room
Dist: 27,7 km
Start: 09:20 End: 13:45
 
We had to start around low tide in the morning – actually it was already two hours after until we got all our stuff dragged and carried out on the 50 m distance with “a hint of mud” and on the 500 m distance of a solid dry sandbank before we reache...

Monday, 15 July

CURSO NIVEL INTERMEDIO-AVANZADO EN AGOSTO Manolo Pastoriza Monday, 15 July, at 17:19


Otro año más hemos optado por incorporar en el programa un curso intensivo de formación de 3 días,  orientado para mejorar las técnicas prácticas de seguridad y de navegación.


Lugar de encuentro: playa de Vilariño - Hío (Cangas de Morrazo)

1º día: Técnica de palada


  • Una buena técnica de palada, hará que puedas hacer travesías más largas con menor esfuerzo, mayor rendimiento y SEGURIDAD, utilizando unas técnicas u otras a nuestra conveniencia.

2º día: Técnica de roll , Rescates y Autorrescates

  • Aprenderemos la realización de esta técnica si es tu primera vez y para los que ya sepan hacerla podrán perfeccionarla o aprender otros tipos de roll.
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Gotland runt på två dygn kajak.nu Monday, 15 July, at 16:46

Jörgen Kard från Kajaksidan har precis avslutat en paddling runt Gotland. Cirka 300km på två dygn. Tokigt imponerande och inspirerande. Gotland runt kan såklart bli bra mycket längre om man följer kusten nära men Jörgen har haft bra väder och kunnat gena över större bukter. 300km räcker ju dessutom rätt långt 🙂 🙂 Jörgen paddlade ... Läs mer...

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Sun 14/07-2019 Day 415 Freya Hoffmeister Monday, 15 July, at 07:19

Pos: 61.3199,-165.8730

Loc: Keoklivik River Island
Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent
Dist: 43,2 km
Start: 10:20 End: 19:00
 
We started when we had water upfront our low grassy cliff. We could stay for a while along the coast and found three dead walrus and a stranded aluminum small boat. When the water went lower again, we had to hurry out to...

Sunday, 14 July

Safety Preparations for a Recent Solo Swim SimonWillis.net Sunday, 14 July, at 22:24

I recently posted this photo on Instagram.   I made the (slightly flippant) comment that a ferry ride to Holy Isle off Arran, then a 3.2km solo swim back, probably wasn't ideal preparation for the next day's cycle race.

More on the Grinduro event later.

After the swim a few folk were a surprised I did it by myself with apparently no safety measures.

Might it tempt others to 'have a go'?

So I felt I should quickly explain this wasn't a spur of the moment thing and I had contingencies.

Firstly, I had checked the Admiralty Pilot, Clyde Cruising Club and Imray sources of information to understand tidal flows through Lamlash Bay.  I checked the distance map and, although on the Ordnance Survey looks like the swim would be just over 2km, I guessed the tidal range and my slightly wobbly track would make the swim nearer 3km.

I'm perfectly comfortable up to 4km, so I had 1km in reserve. &nbs...

July 4-11 - BC Central Coast (#s 31-34) Mike Jackson's Paddling Journal Sunday, 14 July, at 19:56

I was able to get out in the kayaks four times during this Maple Leaf Adventures trip from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy in some wonderful spots.

overview of paddles 30-34 - click to enlarge

#31 - Captain Cove - Pitt Island

On the first night of our trip some of us hopped out in the kayaks and paddled around the cove. We were treated to two views of black bears and nice scenery
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June 27, Heater Harbour, Kunghit Island (#30) Mike Jackson's Paddling Journal Sunday, 14 July, at 19:29

I went for an afternoon paddle around the estuaries of Heater Harbour. Beautiful area with a nice clam garden in one of the estuaries.

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Krishandboken kajak.nu Sunday, 14 July, at 17:07

Allt du behöver för att klara dig av Niklas Kämpargård När det var beredskapsveckan i år var Niklas Kämpargård inbjuden att hålla föredrag på Ängelholmsbibliotek. Lät väldans intressant så vi passade på.  Vi tyckte att han var väldigt bra. Han tonade ner katastrofscenariot och pratade istället om samhällsstörning. Smart och mer tillgängligt än de som ... Läs mer...

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Sat 13/07-2019 Day 414 Freya Hoffmeister Sunday, 14 July, at 08:55

Pos: 61.0814,-165.4252

Loc: west of Kashunuk River
Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent
Dist: 56,0 km
Start: 09:40 End: 20:52

We did well to not paddle yesterday, as it was raining a lot on Friday, and today nothing until we were dry in our tent anyway. The goal was an a bit doubtful river mouth camp with bad satellite picture, but we assumed it will be similar to the first landing in the big Kuskokwim river mouth with a high grassy ledge. And so it was. we were very relieved we did not have to push on, as the landing was only on a low high tide in the evening. But even an hour before, the tub was full enough to land perfectly on the bottom of an opening in the about 1,5 m high grass cliffs. We camped as last time just close to the water, where the driest spot on the grass was. All good! We should be able to launch tomorrow way before high high tide around 11 am, and will have a wonderful rest to be fit for tomorrow’s 65 km leg to Hooper Bay’s beach.

Hälleforsen kajak.nu Sunday, 14 July, at 06:58

Ett av Hallands högsta vattenfall. Ligger på norrsidan av Hallandsåsen. Ett relativt okänt fall och område för de flesta. Mellan Båstad och Vallåsen skulle man kunna säga. Finfint fall, dock är det mer än bäck men ändå. Riktigt fina omgivningar för promenader och häng. Rekommenderas!

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Saturday, 13 July

Women's Sea Kayak Festival South Devon 2019: it's coming! Tatiyak Saturday, 13 July, at 16:53

Manca poco più di un mese al Women's Sea Kayak Festival nel South Devon (UK).
E' uno dei raduni femminili più famosi e partecipati d'Europa: sono molto orgogliosa di essere stata invitata come insegnante e non vedo l'ora di prenderne parte!
Organizzato da tre donne kayaker (Natalie, Wendy e Julie) per tre giorni d'agosto (da sabato 17 a lunedì 19) ha già registrato il tutto esaurito sin dallo scorso mese di maggio: è stata aperta una lista d'attesa e credo che potrebbe liberarsi ancora qualche posto...

Il luogo è incantevole (sono già stata altre volte nel South Devon ed è sempre un piacere tornarci) e la compagnia lascia ben sperare (come sempre quando si ritrovano insieme molte donne appassionate!). Visto che quest'anno non partiamo per il nostro solito lungo viaggio estivo in kayak, partecipo al WSKF con la duplice intenzione di imparare qualcosa di nuovo e di tornare con altre idee interessanti per il nostro symposium femminile "Il sorriso del mare".
Non mancherà l'occasione di parlarne ancora :-)

Hamburgsund kajak.nu Saturday, 13 July, at 07:36

Precis bakom affären i Hamburgsund finns en slip och i närheten parkeringar. Hamburgsund är mycket välbesökt vissa sommarveckor och då är det nog lite väl trångt här men alla de andra 48 veckorna är här perfekt. Bra sätt att ta sig ut i Fjällbacka skärgård. Norrut är det kort paddling till t.ex. Trinissla och söder ... Läs mer...

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Paddling partner wanted from Nome to Kotzebue/ Point Hope, mid-Aug to mid-Sep Freya Hoffmeister Saturday, 13 July, at 06:42

Paddling partner wanted from Nome to Kotzebue/ Point Hope, mid-Aug to mid-Sep

I am looking short-term for a spontaneous person who is happy to jump in for mid-August to mid-September, from Nome to either Kotzebue or Point Hope, to share a section of my North-American circumnavigation.

I am looking for a happy, cheerful and fully motivated person who is nature- and adventure loving, but needs only moderate kayaking experience as water conditions and landings are very easy here. A bit of endurance is needed for paddling around 35-45 km per day, in moderate speed with easy possible beach breaks, and full-day weather breaks as needed. I AM NOT RACING!

I provide all my experience, my spare “Freya” kayak, maybe wing-paddles, spray-deck, a Hilleberg Keron-4-person tent to share “head to toe”, all cooking, repair, first aid, signaling and bear repellent utensils and many many more equipment pieces which I have double or to share which makes jumping in very easy with small luggage. I can send a very detailed equipment list when you decide this might be for YOU!

You just need to book your return flight to Anchorage, and a single-way to Nome. Return from either Kotzebue or Point Hope, to be booked on the spot. I will do my best to arrive very latest in Nome mid-August with my current paddling partner Fylkir. Fylkir will finish his section in Nome.

In return, he/ she needs to be happy to cook our mutual dinner while I do my ev...

Fri 12/07-2019 Day 413 Freya Hoffmeister Saturday, 13 July, at 06:13

Pos: 60.6239,-165.1779

Loc: Nelson Island north
Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent

no paddling today

We had a lot of long talks last night how to continue our trip, and did both get very little sleep. The conclusion was it would be most reasonable to finish our mutual section in the big city of Nome, where it would be easy to fly in and out.

We have many reasons to do so.
The most urgent and formal reason is that I simply have overlooked on booking our flights that Fylkir was traveling only on a regular three-months tourist visa (until September 3rd), whereas I have a B2-visa and could easily fly home as booked on September 25th.

The second, the more personal reason is that Fylkir needs a break from the gypsy paddling and traveling life with me, and needs to take up a regular job again, which will likely keep him in Iceland for months.

The third, very personal reason is that Fylkir is simply not enjoying this Alaskan section of the trip as much as our recent two-month section in Mexico. He simply feels not adventurous enough to deal on the long run with the wild nature, the daily little unknowns of navigation with imprecise charts and satellite images, weather, tides, change of biorhythm, campsites, encounters with bears, and with the small and possible larger (we did not even have…) inconveniences and dangers of the life on a long-distance paddling- and camping trip, w...

Friday, 12 July

City of Water Day - July 13, 2019 Frogma Friday, 12 July, at 18:52

Should've put this up much earlier in the week!

This is a typical scene from the Sebago Canoe Club's event for the Waterfront Alliance's annual City of Water Day. It's grown from an event on Governor's Island 12 years ago to a day with events all over NYC, in Yonkers, and New Jersey. Click here for the Waterfront Alliance's information page with details about everything that's going on everywhere, or here for details about the Sebago Canoe Cl...

Thu 11/07-2019 Day 412 Freya Hoffmeister Friday, 12 July, at 04:06

Pos: 60.6239,-165.1779

Loc: Nelson Island north
Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent
Dist: 31,8 km
Start: 08:25 End: 15:30

Two days of rest, or rather one real rest day after the 90+ km stretch recovered us well, mentally and physically to get going again. Fylkir was proud of his achievement, is freshly motivated, and I am happy to have (mostly) no grumpy man any more… I am very much more even-mood, and when things become a bit uncomfortable or challenging, I am rather smiling and laughing and singing! And I am also very forgiving if someone doesn’t find the right words or tone in stress-mode.

I just had to add a small story from the local guy on the quad bike yesterday, when Fylkir gave him a bag of Icelandic dried (cod) fish, manufactured by his Icelandic cousin. His only comment was: “It doesn’t look like fish!”…well, that’s what all his friends say about this proud Icelandic product…and it smells like…well…FISH. But I have also eaten it (once…), with a lot of butter like it was supposed to be eaten. But the dried salmon stripes we got from three different people by now look, smell and taste very different…

We just managed to pack our kayaks, when a black grumbling cloud bank in the east released his thunder and lightning with a fat rain squall on us. Today was a beach-hugging day, under high towering cliff...

Thursday, 11 July

PIRAGÜISMO SAN FERNANDO PARTICIPARA EN HUELVA Piragüismo San Fernando Thursday, 11 July, at 23:31



PIRAGÜISMO SAN FERNANDO estará representado por tres palistas veteranas, Inma Santos, Lola Lado y...

Merkelig tur i Andøy - Risøysundet Padlemia Thursday, 11 July, at 11:25

 
Ferie! Jeg fikk en idé i fjor, som jeg har tenkt på siden og bare ventet på å få gjennomføre. Men nå var det gått så lang tid at jeg ikke husket hvorfor jeg ikke gjorde det i fjor… Det skulle bli en litt rar tur. Her er utsikten nordover Andfjorden, mot slutten på Andøya, og Senja på andre siden.

Jeg satte ut på nærmeste tilgjengelige sted. Jeg har sett noen varianter betongskrå ned mot havet, dette var en ny en. Det var litt bratt ned her, for å si det sånn. Men det gikk greit nok selv om...

Pinsepadling på Senja Padlemia Thursday, 11 July, at 11:24

I år ble jeg invitert til Senja i pinsen, og det ble jeg så pass tidlig at det sto null niks i kalenderen på den datoen! Jeg sa ja tvert, så var det spikra. Etterpå kom det minst to andre padlealternativer, men da var jeg jo booka. Synd man ikke kan padle flere plasser samtidig, bare. Ekstra artig var det for øvrig at Wenche ble med fra klubben til pinsepadlinga.


Fredag

Altså, det er forskjell på parkeringsferdighetene til padlefolk og hagelagsfolk...

Malnesfjorden ut og inn Padlemia Thursday, 11 July, at 11:20

Nordavind betyr at det kan være fint å suse innover Malnesfjorden. Jeg var i manko på sjåfør så det var ikke bare å ta enveistur fra Hovden og innover – men jeg kunne starte på Øra, padle utover så langt jeg gadd og suse i retur. Med det samme kunne jeg nemlig samle posten i Skatvågen, så dette var jo en fin turplan.

Sundsstraumen pleier ikke å merkes nevneverdig, og det var ikke allverdens action her i dag heller. Men det var mer enn normalt, så jeg var spent på forholdene i Survikstraumen....

Nässelvatten för gödning kajak.nu Thursday, 11 July, at 08:45

Vi brukar göra nässelvatten ett par gånger per sommar. Tar ett par rejäla knippen nässlor (och ibland några knippen Vallört), lägger i en tunna med vatten. Sen är det bara att vänta nån vecka eller två. Nässelvattnet är klart när det luktar illa som tusan. Imponerande att vatten och lite växtdelar kan lukta så illa. ... Läs mer...

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Wed 10/07-2019 Day 411 Freya Hoffmeister Thursday, 11 July, at 04:58

Pos: 60.4976,-165.2250

Loc: west of Umkumiut
Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent
 
no paddling today
 
We afforded to have another rest- and recovery day, despite good paddling weather today. Very relaxing, with not many activities besides sleeping, reading, eating, and enjoying the visit of two local groups arriving via quad bikes. The first wa...

Fylkir news part 4 Freya Hoffmeister Thursday, 11 July, at 04:53

Getting closer and closer
The low´s and high´s of the water, challenges of being ON, staying ON and keep ON paddling. Going places puts things in a new perspective, for the most of us a process, we all look (in a degree) for and need in between. Like formatting one´s hard disk on the computer, us humans do need a reset one´s in a while. Seeing it coming or feeling it coming, when not prepared, can create a complicated situation. Was myself not expecting, a lot of the things we have been dealing with, none have been physically extreme hard, in any way some could have been avoided, others not. Like lifting weights or training of all kinds, strain and pain moves, seeing, reaching out, and caching the move created. Can be a rewarding thing in a high degree, like riding big or small waves, collecting the right moments and signals is the key, to make it all count in the most positive way.
In SHORT the last few weeks, have been a BIG eye opener for me. A new view of my life in whole, have been developed, through each hour of many, together with a lot of paddle strokes. Have made me rethink a lot of things, not only my paddling style – even though that one also have changed a lot – but much more my whole lifestyle. Without going to details, things have been up and down for me, the last few weeks. Having a person like Freya in the other kayak, and on the other side of our sleeping pad, have been a “lifesaver” in these situations. As like mentioned earlier, weather hav...

Wednesday, 10 July

Kerteminde Pouls kajakblog Wednesday, 10 July, at 13:10

Jeg roede fra stranden ved campingpladsen til museet for Ladbyskibet http://www.vikingemuseetladby.dk/ og retur. Jeg besøgte det ikke, da jeg var der for et par måneder siden, men det er et godt lille museum der er et besøg værd.
Der var en del trafik med store og små lystbåde, da jeg passerede havnen. Dem holdt jeg tilbage for og kunne efter at have roet mod strømmen under broen - hov, en ny bro til samlingen - nyde roen på fjorden.
Lige som de hjemlige fjorde var der store områder med lav vandstand, men jeg slap dpg rundt.
Jeg sluttede turen af med lidt rul foran stranden, men det store antal brandmænd i vandet dæmpede lysten lidt.
10 km

Dukning av kajak Kanotisten.com Wednesday, 10 July, at 10:41

Hej så har är original metoden av Sven Thorell och den funkar bra än idag! Beskrivningen gäller en helt dukad kajak och är lite annorlunda på kaja...

Tue 09/07-2019 Day 410 Freya Hoffmeister Wednesday, 10 July, at 07:16

Pos: 60.4976,-165.2250

Loc: west of Umkumiut
Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent
 
no paddling today
 
we slept first until 9.30 am, had breakfast, covered the tent from the sun with our sleeping bags and kept on sleeping until 1.30 pm before we slowly and painfully rose for doing some chores. we felt like being in a sanatorium, recovering our s...

Mon 08/07-2019 Day 409 Freya Hoffmeister Wednesday, 10 July, at 07:05

Pos: 60.4976,-165.2250

Mon 08/07-2019 Day 409
 
Pos: 60.4976,-165.2250
Loc: west of Umkumiut
Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent
Dist: 91,3 km
Start: 09:20 End: 28:30 (...

Smedholmen i Figeholms skärgård kajak.nu Wednesday, 10 July, at 07:02

Östra delen av Smedholmen bjuder på go klipptältning. Enklast är nog att gå iland norrifrån men funkar från flera håll. Go vy inåt innanför St Kingarö och även lite horisontvy. Suveränt helt enkelt. Just i denna delen av Figeholms skärgård är i princip alla öar tältbara så ingen jättebrist men ändå 😉

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Sun 07/07-2019 Day 408 Freya Hoffmeister Wednesday, 10 July, at 05:52

Pos: 59.8943,-164.3047

Loc: dry island
Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent
Dist: 40,2 km
Start: 02:30 End: 11:35

It was a bright clear night as all the other here in Alaska, so our “night” paddle was nothing at darkness at all. We launched, yawning, but the water reached our campsite. If we might have made the effort to go further inland…we might have stayed dry over the low high tide, but who knows…nothing indicated here any tide line.

I kept my GPS on low light not to miss the next island, Fylkir had to follow me as his GPS was drowning in no-care moisture from changing batteries with wet fingers yesterday. It might revive the next days when he is putting it out of the Aquapac and into the sunshine.

The next island was clearly higher as expected, a few big “lumps” indicated likely some stranded dead walrus. We didn’t stop and check in the dawn light, though I’d loved to…on the third lump, I insisted to land for a pee and poop, and surely liked to explore the dead walrus…

I walked up there by myself while Fylkir had his morning coffee, and found tow stranded huge walrus, one longer dead than the other. Both had tusks still in! The longer dead one had only one, about 40 cm long, which I easily could pull out of the jar, though with still some blood clumps on it…yuck…but it will be washed off soon.

The other one had still two tusks of the same size, but it was so fr...

Tuesday, 09 July

Radio Silence The Ikkatsu Project Tuesday, 09 July, at 17:06

Sel, nise og makrell i Gåsfjorden - innom Vikøya Padlemia Tuesday, 09 July, at 12:23

Første skikkelige feriedag (i helgen ville jeg jo egentlig hatt fri uansett, selv om det var feriefølelse), og kanonvær. Tåka kom ikke! Hurra! Det var forskjellig å ta seg til, men det er nokså uaktuelt i dette været, å sette seg i bilen og kjøre langt. Jeg fikk gjort forskjellig hjemme først, og så ble det en tur til Gåsfjorden på kvelden.

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Kajakguide Luleå skärgård kajak.nu Tuesday, 09 July, at 10:28

Kajakturer i Luleå skärgård är ett nytt häfte framtaget för att presentera turer i just Luleå med omnejd. Mycket trevlig guide där finns turer benämnda dagstur badtur, flerdagarsturer till utomskärstur på fyra dagar. Guiden ger mig paddelsug och nyfikenhet på ett område där vi aldrig varit. Turerna är rekade & paddlade av Gunvor Ekström som ... Läs mer...

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Monday, 08 July

Mixed courses: rolling + intro at the same time! Tatiyak Monday, 08 July, at 17:06

Grazie alla formazione inglese, ho imparato ad insegnare cose diverse nello stesso momento.
Ed è un gran bell'esercizio non solo di didattica, ma anche di gestione logistica ed equilibrio tecnico.
Un po' come giocare a mettere a posto le tessere di un puzzle.
La scorsa settimana ho incontrato due studenti per un corso di rolling ed un corso base, in uno dei più caldi fine settimana di luglio in una delle località turistiche più affollate del litorale laziale...

Il gioco è riuscito alla perfezione, grazie alla collaborazione attiva e fattiva dei due allievi: hanno sfruttato l'occasione in tutti i modi, per confrontarsi tra loro nelle ore di lezione condivise, per esplorare i dintorni quando invece erano liberi e per affinare le manovre richieste.
E' stato un bel corso fuori dagli schemi di cui sarebbero contenti i miei mentori inglesi!

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Sun 07/07-2019 Day 408 Freya Hoffmeister Monday, 08 July, at 08:02

Pos: 59.8943,-164.3047
Loc: dry island
Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent
Dist: 40,2 km
Start: 02:30 End: 18:50

It was a bright clear night as all the other here in Alaska, so our “night” paddle was nothing at darkness at all. We launched, yawning, but the water reached our campsite. If we might have made the effort to go further inland…we might have stayed dry over the low high tide, but who knows…nothing indicated here any tide line.

I kept my GPS on low light not to miss the next island, Fylkir had to follow me as his GPS was drowning in no-care moisture from changing batteries with wet fingers yesterday. It might revive the next days when he is putting it out of the Aquapac and into the sunshine.

The next island was clearly higher as expected, a few big “lumps” indicated likely some stranded dead walrus. We didn’t stop and check in the dawn light, though I’d loved to…on the third lump, I insisted to lad for a pee and poop, and surely liked to explore the dead walrus…

I walked up there by myself while Fylkir had his morning coffee, and found tow stranded huge walrus, one longer dead than the other. Both had tusks still in! The longer dead one had only one, about 40 cm long, which I easily could pull out of the jar, though with still some blood clumps on it…yuck…but it will be washed off soon.

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Sat 06/07-2019 Day 407 Freya Hoffmeister Monday, 08 July, at 07:35

Pos: 59.6808,-163.8625
Loc: wet sandbank
Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent
Dist: 56,5 km
Start: 08:15 End: 18:50

getting out sliding down, drifting out, channel markers, dragonflies 3 x, music, GPS broken, grumpy getting up, shouting at me on island, early plane, moon landscape

I had to make the decision to get up at 7 am and on be on the water before the tide would be running up again, and to paddle and to land on high tide in the afternoon on the first “island” of a small chain of sandbanks. Fylkir was not happy and wanted to sleep longer this morning, but I gently kissed him awake to get up. Still he was cussing and shouting at me in the worst grumpy mood. That’s expedition life!

We packed on top of the grass in a cloud of nasty bugs and could slide the heavy loaded kayaks relatively easy down to the very low water over some harder and softer yucky mud. But we were in the kayaks and ready to go, Fylkir as grumpy as it gets. Breakfast on the current downriver at least gained some free ride and chased some bugs away.

I stripped my dry suit top in the hot sunny day’s air, and decided to get entertained and pushed along on this open water crossing by my music, and was singing along in the most happy mood, Fylkir far behind me not to get “infected”…I LOVE paddling with music and in the different rhythms, it is like having sex with...

Ut ur ekorrhjulet kajak.nu Monday, 08 July, at 07:05

Så blir du också ekonomiskt friav Oskar och Maribel Leander Lindberg Om man har följt bloggen FriVid42 så känner man redan till Oskar Lindberg och hans alias Fantastiska Farbror Fri. En del texter kommer därifrån och har kompletterats inför sammanställandet av boken. Jag är helt såld på den här boken. Så många sanningar och tips ... Läs mer...

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Fri 05/07-2019 Day 406 Freya Hoffmeister Monday, 08 July, at 06:57

Pos: 59.8727,-163.1423
Loc: Kwigillingok
Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent
Dist: 51,9 km
Start: 11:25 End: 21:00

We decided to launch a bit later, jut two hours before high tide. We were hoping the mud flats would be flooded by then, and paddling on top of those would not have too much counter current. This was working fine. We could pack our kayaks on the bottom of the steep grass solid mud cliff, and slide them easy into the water. Our campsite was a bent where the current was rushing past in high speed, so we needed to take care that the counter current was not catching us. All ok.

We could see the tower of Konggiganak plus the standard five windmills from far away, just that the village was located ten kilometers up the river. In these flat wet grassy lands, it was easy to spot any higher thing like a house or tower from far away.

We had to cross the wide mouth of the Ishkowik River first, and were so stupid to do it further out than on the shorter way inside, so we pddled for a while against stroner current. A bnch of smaller motor boats did the better way inside.

We left Konggiganak aside, stayed far out and away from any mudflats and the entrance of the Konggiganak river, which was marked with orange channel marker buoys. It should be the same on the Kwigillingok River, where we were heading to. The same high antenna tower, the same five windmill markers, just the...

Sunday, 07 July

Sat 06/07-2019 Day 407 Freya Hoffmeister Sunday, 07 July, at 06:58

Pos: 59.6808,-163.8625
Loc: wet sandbank
Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent
Dist: 56,5 km
Start: 08:15 End: 18:50

sorry, again too tired to write…later…

Saturday, 06 July

Kort begyndertur Pouls kajakblog Saturday, 06 July, at 11:42

Jeg havde inviteret til begyndertur i NKC fredag aften. Der var en enkelt ny-roer der bed på krogen, og sammen roede vi en tur rundt om Ydernæs. Blæsten drillede lidt ved kanalens munding, men det gav bare en god anledning til at få en snak om svingteknik i vind og brug af finne.
7 km

Kullen - fra Arild til Mölle og retur Pouls kajakblog Saturday, 06 July, at 11:39

Tom spurgte om jeg ville med en tur til Kullen, og det var jeg klar til. I strålende vejr kørte vi til Arild, hvor vi fra slæbestedet i havnen satte kursen mod spidsen af Kullen.

Vejret var fint med sol, 4-5 m vind og lidt gammel sø der på ingen måde generede os.
Kort efter havnen så vi de meget specielle kunstværker inde Nimis og Arx inde på kysten. Der var meget stenet o...

Treriksröset med cykel kajak.nu Saturday, 06 July, at 09:33

Härom dagen drog vi iväg på expedition. Vi hade inte planerat så värst länge, men äventyret gick ut på att cykla till treriksröset. Nu tänker sig nog många att dit är det långt men vi tänkte oss inte det där treriksröset som “alla andra” ska besöka. Vårt treriksröse är ett röse & skylt som markerar ... Läs mer...

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Fri 05/07-2019 Day 406 Freya Hoffmeister Saturday, 06 July, at 09:11

Pos: 59.8727,-163.1423
Loc: Kwigillingok
Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent
Dist: 51,9 km
Start: 11:25 End: 21:00

Too late and too tired tonight, will write tomorrow

Friday, 05 July

4th of July NYC Skyline Sequence Frogma Friday, 05 July, at 21:00

I had the good fortune to be invited to a 4th of July party at a beautiful Staten Island apartment, one with a glorious deck offering magnificent views of Upper New York Harbor and the full skyline from Jersey City over to Brooklyn. No more words here, just click on the first photo for a slideshow view. 1st 2 from the Staten Island Ferry, the rest from the deck.  

Northering The Ikkatsu Project Friday, 05 July, at 17:16

And so it begins. The boats are secured on the roof and the various bags and boxes have been packed. The journey to Cape Decision starts with a 3-hour drive to Bellingham, which is where the ferry takes over. I’ll be i...

Curso personalizado Kayak de Mar 13 y 14 de Julio josebelloseakayaking Friday, 05 July, at 16:17

Nuevo curso en Cadiz. Grupo reducido, con contenidos personalizados.


Guión de materias a acotar para cada participante: Click

Juni 2019 kajak.nu Friday, 05 July, at 07:31

Juni 2019 gick inte heller till historien som den mest paddlade månaden 🙂 Men vi fick en go tältrunda i Figeholms skärgård efter midsommar. Luftade även Kåre & 101 en sväng på Västersjön. Slutet av juni var tokmegavarm här i söder. Nu har det dock lugnat sig och senaste dagarna lite regn och under 15 ... Läs mer...

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Thu 04/07-2019 Day 405 Freya Hoffmeister Friday, 05 July, at 04:58

Pos: 60.0405,-162.4830
Loc: Kuskowim River mouth
Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent
Dist: 57,0 km
Start: 04:25 End: 12:10

We felt kind of sad to leave the camp and all the friendly people who were looking after us so nicely. A last shower with hair wash in the evening, but when we were done, most people were gone out of the living room tent. We could only hug Lydia good bye, and we were able to catch Paul some minutes later. Bye bye, Alas and Jonathan!
Greg was so lovely to get up early this morning to wave us while we were leaving. A huge cloud of bugs made packing not really pleasant, no wind this early morning. Greg brought some bug wipes, which made things a bit easier at least o the hands and face. Maybe we should have pulled out our bug nets for the head this morning?

The tide ran out of the river for another hour, our ride downriver was easy and fast. Away from the coast, the tidal channels continued for a long, long while, maybe 6-7 km. We tried to follow some main stream, but the tidal delta was wide and there were many ways out on shallow water, but strong current. Finally, we thought we had left the last sand band and shallow area behind us and we could turn a bit on our course north west. Still some more sand banks offshore made us changing direction and walking and dragging the kayaks behind us for a few kilometers. No big deal, the tide was raising by the minute....

Cykel, segel och strand i Tyskland GOTT UTE OCH INNE Friday, 05 July, at 01:41

Har ni tänkt på att cykling och paddling har faktiskt en hel del gemensamt? Först och främst slipper man bära sina prylar. De ligger i tryggt förvar under kajakluckorna eller i cykelväskorna. Skönt! Sedan har man den där lugna och meditativa lunken. Paddeln rullar och tramporna snurrar och man glider in i sin bubbla medan kilometer läggs till kilometer. Filosoferar lite. Tittar på utsikten. Har det gott. Fikar förstås! 🙂

Efter många goa vårpaddlingar var det definitivt dags att packa cykelväskorna och pumpa däcken för en tur på en vecka eller två. Vi har tidigare gjort turer genom Danmark (Skagen-turen och Elva öar) och tänkte därför vidga cykelvyerna till ett nytt grannland – Tyskland. Planen var att följa den tyska delen av Eurovelo 10, ”Baltic Sea Cycle Route”.

Vi tog tåg till södra Jylland för att sedan följa Östersjö-kusten. Exakt hur långt hade vi inte bestämt. Det fick väder, vind och ben styra. Vi hade 2,5 veckor på oss och möjlighet att cykla hemåt via Puttgarden, Sassnitz eller Swinoujscie – allt efter humör och cykelben. Till slut blev det en...

Thursday, 04 July

New Paddles from Rob S Paddle Making (and other canoe stuff) Thursday, 04 July, at 16:12

Here is another photo submission from friend, Rob S featuring a sassafras northwoods paddle, a knotty birch and another beavertail blade also carved from sassafras. Keep the photo submissions coming!



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