Travels with Paddles

a sea kayaking journal

Axel Schoevers (Photo: A. de Krook) Name:
Axel Schoevers
Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Sunday, December 19, 2010

White Out

I stayed with Justine & Barry for a week. While they are heavy into the final preparations for their Tierra del Fuego trip starting January, I had some NDK business to attend. Some of the weekend plans got changed because of the wintery weather that moved into the UK.

I barely made it back to the house on Friday afternoon in the worst road conditions I ever encountered with my car. Lots of trucks stranded along the A55 and abandoned cars on the smaller roads. I was lucky I guess with my snow tires that made all the difference.
Paddling plans changed into a mountain walk through knee deep snow with Justine through the slate hills with views of the Menai Straits, Puffin Island and overlooking Llanberis. Today driving to the Hull ferry to be back for Christmas with the family.