Sunday, November 11, 2007

German seakayak coach stuck in Dutch moor...

Sorry my fault! I had planned to paddle at sea with Bernhard and Stephan today. The storms on the North-sea (see Wenleys blog for an impression of what was going on out there...) this weekend hindered. After a copious Chinese meal, a good glass of beer yesterday-evening, we soon agreed on a relaxed inland alternative: a paddle in the Nieuwkoopse Plassen (a peat-soil moor with a lot of water near Woerden).
I added some extra adventure by navigating through the smallest canals. It's in my backyard, so I should know the way out, but this local guide succeeded to get lost twice ;-) Bloody dead-ends...

We made a tour of 27 km's in the "Nieuwkoopse Plassen" and the "Meije". A very Dutch countryside.


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had problems turn its so small but you never can beat the feel of adventure

Anonymous said...

Morning Hans,

Well it seems a real backyard expedition.
Death Ends Journey, lost in the ditches. Haha.
See, we don't have to travel far to have adventure.

Hans Heupink said...

Hi Heathcliff!
In this region you really need perfection in advanced kayak-skill, like paddling backwards ;-)

Hi Jörgen-Cobber!
.. and I am impressed by your Friesland expedition! Your report reads like a real adventure!

greetings, Hans