Friday, June 19, 2009

Belt Sea Trip #10

About a month ago in context of the canoe federation I organized another Belt Sea trip. This was the 10th year in row I've been making this trip for experienced sea paddlers.

During the years along with various groups of paddlers we've covered most interesting crossings in the Belt Sea in all kinds of weather conditions.




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The group this year was good - in fact it was the best "large" (7) group of sea paddlers I've ever paddled with. No problems whatsoever and all able to maintain an good speed. To state the obvious - being a trip leader for such a group is the the worlds easiest job.

Markell from German joined with his Sibir Interceptor. The Interceptor looked rather sweet in following wind and waves with apparently no tendency to broaching. Markell was really able to move the thing.



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beltsea_aebeloeTowards Æbelø[Apple Island]. Photo Thomas Kittner

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More photos here and a proper trip report by Bjørn Amundsen in danish here.

This concludes a nice string of Belt Sea trips. I'm working on a final article in danish on lessons learned and the like.

2 comments:

  1. You guys are into some serious sea kayaking! Great photos! I've just gotten into kayaking myself... but have been thinking about trying my hand at sea kayaking. I'm only 3 hours from the Atlantic and the Outer Banks (NC) is a premier site for kayaking! Any tips on how to ease myself into sea kayaking?

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  2. Those are great photos!
    Can anyone get to the Belt Sea and paddle?
    Do you need a special permit or something?

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