Travels with Paddles

a sea kayaking journal

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

Friday, December 28, 2012

The River

With the water levels in the IJssel river at a high 5,90 meters above NAP, Joris, Jos, Grietje and I paddled from Deventer to Zwolle.

I had paddled on this river a couple of times before, but never over the winter floodplains. Things to particularly look out for was not to get entangled in the trees, running in and over barb-wire fences and getting stranded on the occasional shallows. No ferries to look out for because they are all out of service with these levels because the roads leading to them are flooded.

We had lunch in Veessen and could paddle into the restaurant porch. The restaurant was happy to open up two hours early for us to have a relaxed coffee break with Tzech honey cake.

On we went to Zwolle for our take-out and return car shuttle to Deventer.

1 comment:

Hubert said...

Mooi varen zo. Iemand toevallig GoProotje bij zich?
Ik heb nog bij de Waal staan kijken, maar vond die er niet erg uitnodigend uitzien.
Een van mijn leukste tochtjes is nog steeds een keer tijdens hoogwater tussen de maas en waal bij Slot Loevestein door het 'Munnikenland'.