Kayaking trip

This weekend I went kayaking with my friends Patric and Martin. This was the first kayaking trip for Martin in seven years and he just did a trial trip then. At Hinsholmen we ran into Babs Lindman who has circumnavigated the south island of New Zeeland and also the coastline of Norway. Her company kajaktiv was having a demonstration day. I have met Babs a couple of times before when I did some courses in white water paddling and I have also joined kajaktiv to a white water trip in Norway two years ago. I can really recommend the courses and trips. The instructors are among the best white water kayakers in Sweden.  Babs is full of life and I really admire her strength, guts and sense of humor.

Babs jumped into my kayak and discovered that the silhoutte is low…

Patric is leaving Rivö in his fairly new Corsa.

After having a chat with Babs we started to paddle and went out to some islands west of the city. Patric stayed until afternoon and then headed back home. Martin and me continued for another 30 minutes.

Tent spot at Galterö

The conditions were perfect. Hardly no wind and really warm. We have had a really long winter that has affected the spring badly but now, just in a few days, it feels like summer. Even the night was warm.

Martin enjoyed the trip.

Some sheep is still sleeping in the early morning!

We stayed at the island of Galterö. Galterö has a nice fauna with heaps of different birds and also quite a few sheep . When we headed back home we had a nice tailwind helping us coming back home quickly. I think Martin ejoyed the trip. He fell in love with the kayak, the Clapotis, we borrowed from a friend. I wish there was a lower version of the Clapotis. That would be a real nice kayak.

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  1. patric on May 27th, 2010 2:57 pm

    Anders Olsson har byggt en kajak på ett Clapotisskrov. Den är sjösättningsfärdig nu (se fb). Han är ju aktiv GKF:are, du får väl ta dig en titt och inspireras…

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