Travels with Paddles

a sea kayaking journal

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

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Marking the start

The start of the Peddelpraat club sea kayaking season starts with a circumnavigation of the lighthouse of Marken. In 1957 a dam was build to connect it to the mainland. Confusingly the 'outside' is called Markermeer and the inside is called 'Gouwzee', both being part of the larger body of water 'IJsselmeer' that used to be the 'Zuiderzee'.

Usually this trip draws 40+ paddlers and because of that lots of our trip leaders. But this time Marianne informed us that we were not all needed as the number of participants was only 15, but all trip leaders showed-up anyway. This is the best trip that does right to the 'Peddelpraat' name: Paddle Talk all the way...

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