Sunday, February 07, 2010

Circumnavigating Ireland, Iceland...

It's a coincidence: at the same evening I visited the kayakclub in Alphen to listen to Paul and Marian's report of their expedition around Ireland last year, Greg Stamer published his article about his trip with Freya around Iceland (back in 2007) online. They are very different (it's more than just one character!), and yet these expeditions have more in common than just the idea of 2 people paddling around an (huge) island. Expeditions like these are fascinating adventures and serious undertakings.

What I like about both presentations is their unpolished and personal character. These stories are not just technical reports nor a bare report of touristic highlights, but personal stories about mindset, motivation and (physical and mental) impact. It's a story about life. Highly recommended!

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