Kajakwoerden.blogspot.com about Marken dates from 5 years ago! Today it was "Marken revisited", together with Govert.
We enjoyed a sunny day on the water. It is cold for the time of the year (12 degrees Celsius). But with the sun shining and the wind blowing 4-5 Bft NE, it was comfortable in the drysuit. Actually I did sweat. Probably I did because I had to work extra to compensate the weathercocking of my Tahe Greenland kayak. Or perhaps it was because I had to keep up with Govert?
(About weathercocking: Normally the tendency of a kayak to weathercock can simply be compensated by deploying the variable skeg, but the skeg of my Tahe needs a repair. Now I had to keep the kayak on track with correcting strokes and by edging the kayak. More info about weathercocking, skegs and paddling? Greg Stamer recently published an extensive article about weathercocking and Greenland kayaks).
Volendam, lunch stop near the lighthouse "Het paard van Marken".
More information about Marken in the blogpost of 2007.