Travels with Paddles

a sea kayaking journal

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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Touching down at Ushuaia at 12:30. Taxi to the hostel. Settling in. Hiking down to the harbour and seeing the Spirit of Sydney moored at the dock. With 14 degrees it still feels comfortably warm. Having a great dinner out with David, Jay, Donna, Gry and Lonan. Justine to arrive tomorrow and first meeting on board tomorrow afternoon for a beer on the captains' invitation.

OK, through-posting my Blog to Facebook is still working and I am enjoying a record number of comments and likes; Wow! very motivational, thanks! Now trying not to overdo it on posts.


For the first time on my travels I had to pay for excess bagage and still had only space on my body for one cotton T-shirt.

Arriving in Buenos Aires at 4 AM with 25° Celcius. All the other summer clothing I packed and paid for will be more appropriate after I arrive in Ushuaia later today.

Sunday, January 29, 2017


I am packed and ready for traveling to Ushuaia to join a sea kayaking team led by Justine Curgenven on the Antarctic Peninsula for the whole of February. We will travel to and from the Peninsula on the sailing yacht Spirit of Sydney.

At the moment I have no way of keeping you updated while I am there. Best option at the moment is probably to follow Justine Curgenven and CackleTV on Facebook and some infrequent but very good reading on the Spirit of Sydney blog.