The public was great at the presentations, yesterday in Alphen. People were very interested, debates were lively and experts on seakayaking, kayak building and even on Inuit culture were present to comment and to add to our presentations. A big part of the group stayed for an extensive aftertalk. It was (too) late when I arrived home. I was so exited of the evening that, despite the late hour, I could hardly get asleep. Getting up in time was a hard job this morning!
Some people asked for more information - here are the promised weblinks:
- Harvey Golden's book: Kayaks of Greenland - the standard work on Greenland Qajaqs;
- don't hurry: the exposition "Als het ijs smelt" in het Museum Volkenkunde Leidens runs until the 24. th of August:
- information on Dutch activities related to the traditional qajaq on qajaq.nl;
- a huge collection of links to resources on traditional paddling can be found on the Belgian qajaq-site: qajaq.be.
- greenland rolling experts: Freya Hoffmeister, Cheri Perry and Turner Wilson, Dubside;
- one of my favorite kayak-bloggers: Andrew Elzinga - obvious a talented greenland paddler and boat builder.