Travels with Paddles

a sea kayaking journal

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

Monday, January 29, 2007

Rollin', rollin', rollin', Freya!

It has been a very very busy weekend. Freya Hoffmeister came over for a Greenland Style rolling weekend. Introducing Dutch sea kayakers of all levels and sea kayak instructors to Greenland style rolling was a great success. I could only assist on the Saturday, having the annual Peddelpraat Club Winter gathering on Sunday (I am organizer/promoter of the Peddelpraat sea kayaking trips). I now have a sore throat and a 'concrete' head; still trying to get rid of chlorine out of my system. I can only imagine how Freya, Nico and Hans must be feeling after more than 16 hours of swimming pool sessions and instruction.
Now we created a 'problem'... All those new Greenland style enthusiasts probably want more and will be spreading the news... Thank you Freya! Thanks also to Tom, Dick, Gerard, Sien and Govert for helping to make this weekend a big success! Greenland style rolling is here to stay!

Friday, January 19, 2007

First Aid Victim

200701080031L.JPGLast Monday I attended one of the Dutch First Aid update evenings. On the way something fell on my head... Just after Yossi made this picture with his mobile phone he seriously cut his arm and we were both taken care of by a whole team of First Aid trainees. And NO, I did not get this injury twirling my paddle...