|Van Kajaksport op groot water|
Image quality isn't brilliant, but when you click on the picture you can see a capsized seakayaker being rescued. This was last week during the TKBN Opleidingstocht. Dutch coastguard made the picture - with a large telescope from the coast-guard station in top of the lighthouse "het Westhoofd". The surf on the sand bar is about a nautical mile out at sea - distance to the lighthouse about 2 kms. "Big brother is watching you" - don't mind, in the contrary: I think it's a safe idea that the coastguard keeps in eye on our kayak activities. But it's also a good argument to inform the coastguard about your activities (which is good use in the Netherlands!) - so the coastguard knows about your plans and isn't surprised by swimming seakayakers when you are training rescues. Please do prevent false alarms!
Thanks to the lighthouse crew for mailing this picture!