Travels with Paddles

a sea kayaking journal

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

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Balgzand Lunch

Fred leading a Peddelpraat trip with lunch on the Balgzand tidal flat in the Waddensea. Tiger is on the loose today, for my Explorer is used by Jan. 'Falling dry' is also a popular day trip for flat bottom tour boats.

Someone was frantically calling out and waving to Jan. It was a German guy offering Jan a 'Bratwurst auf Brot'. I was not quick enough to make a picture of the handover. So I only caught Jan trying to eat the Bratwurst while trying to keep up with the group with only one hand to paddle until he had finished it.

The water levels in the gullies were just enough for most of us not to get out of our kayaks while the flood would slowly turn the flats into all sea again.

It was also a kind of reunion, because Sien, Pieter and Jan were present which who'm I did expeditions in the 'early years', like Alaska (1999) and the Outer Hebrides (2002).

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