Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Espresso for ocean paddlers
I am not a coffee drinker. But with this new gadget I would almost turn into one. On the Oban campsite Gerard demonstrated us his latest toy: the Handpresso coffee maker.
Gerard intended to surprise his fellow paddlers Nout and Patrick with a quality coffee break half way on the trip to St.Kilda. Enjoying a fresh cup of espresso with a delicious aroma and a perfect crema - in the cockpit a seakayak, in the middle of the ocean: awesome!
This week the 3 St. Kilda paddlers come back - I am looking forward to their stories!
Update 25 th. June: Patrick, Gerard and Nout are back home. Patrick told me they didn't make it to St-Kilda due to the unstable and windy weather. The forecasts and the actual weather-situation were to uncertain to risk the long crossing to St-Kilda. Instead they had a good time paddling around in the Outer Herbrides and near Skye. Alas: For Gerard the last week was not that pleasant - he broke a bone in his foot (while carrying the kayaks on a pebble beach) and ended up in hospital and got his leg plastered...
Geplaatst door Hans Heupink op 23:39