small passage along the ice on "de Oude Rijn"
Today I paddled for the first time this year in Woerden - my home base. Ice has prevented any kayaking activities over here since more than 6 weeks. As a matter of fact: it still does. Before I could reach the open "Oude Rijn", I had to plough myself a way through the ice by playing icebreaker for over 2 km's in the Singel of Woerden (Singel = a ring shaped canal, often part of the fortification of old Dutch towns). Loud noise of breaking ice disrupted the Sunday rest in Woerden this afternoon.