Travels with Paddles

a sea kayaking journal

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

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Out of Place

Sea kayaking in Netherlands is not known for it's tide-races. Having said that, occasionally one can find standing waves over (shifting) sand bars. Today we could play at the T2 buoy off Texel. Continuing around Noorderhaaks (with a Peddelpraat club trip) with more sand bars and wide surf zones. Three capsizes, one roll, two swim's, one re-entry-and-roll and one T-rescue. Hey! I did not flip once! And a good work-out against the wind on the way back. Last week's sore back muscle still there this morning: gone! Start of Summer.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Dutch Sea Kayakers around Ireland

Good friends of mine, Paul de Haas and Marian Makelaar (center two in below picture) have started on their circumnavigation of Ireland. You can check their progress on their website.
In 2007 they paddled around the Faroe Island and wrote about that trip in "Op Pad" Magazine.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Pictures a NKB week in Anglesey

Pictures of the Dutch Canoe Union (NKB) Anglesey week (25 April through 1 May) are now on-line. Click on a picture to view the slide-show.