Travels with Paddles

a sea kayaking journal

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

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Waal River Master Class

Far away from the sea, but a predictable way of experiencing white-water sea kayaking in the Netherlands is on the Waal River close to where Nico lives. At the junction of the river Waal with the Pannerdens Canal, passing river barges interfere with the strong river current creating standing waves.

Today, the extreme high water levels washed-out some of the regular play features, most notably the river groins, but enough remained for some nice play on this day that Nico organized for a group of enthusiastic sea kayakers.

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