Bram van Ankeren and I organised a two days trip around Schiermonnikoog for the NKB this weekend. We intendend to do this in two stages, bivouacing on one of the sandbanks on the east side of Schiermonnikoog. Alas: since shortly the rumour goes bivouacing on this sand isn't tolerated anymore (more on this will follow soon!) so we had to change our plan. Checking out the time table and the stream atlas it occured that saturday was a perfect day to circumnavigate Schiermonnikoog in one day. This changed the character of the trip (early up, a long paddle, and a 20 minutes walk with fully loaden kayaks from the harbour to the camp-site!), so we informed the participants previously of the weekend about the changing plan. Luckily most liked it, some were even enthousiast about the change to do a long paddle. Finally we kayaked with a group of 10. And while the rest of Holland was suffering a hot day (29 degrees Celsius), we paddled some hours in the fog and were shivering during the break on the beach on the north side of Schiermonnikoog...
day 1: HW Delfzijl 12.06, HW Schier 10.26, LW 16.15, O/NO 3 later 4 Bft. 56 km.
day 2: HW Delfzijl 12.45, HW Lauwersoog 11.06, SO 3-4 Bft. 8,5 km.
Thanks to Paul Stoop for the tracklog (blue = day 1, red = day 2)!
Snapshots of the trip on MijnAlbum.nl (next time I clean the lens before taking photos...)