Tuesday, September 27, 2011

73. day of paddling

I started my last day of paddling in Borre. The day before, I paddled 72 km. I got at 05.00 and started paddling 06.30. Heavy rain falls had made the rivers flood, and there was a rapid flow of water against me in the Drammen fjord, and later up the river. I had 1-2 hours stop in Drammen to talk to the press and eat, then I was on my way again, up the river to my home in Vestfossen.
Nrk made a small radio broadcast and this article: http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/ostafjells/buskerud/1.7808877
I was very eager to get home, and I don’t understand how I kept up the speed for the last 36 km. to Vestfossen. My average speed was 6 km/hour and the total days distance was, like the day before, 72 km. Amazing what you can do when you are motivated!
Approaching Vestfossen, I was met by two flashlights – it was my two sons who wanted to be first out to meet me. It was 21.00 and completely dark, but hearing their voices just made me so happy!
Another 500 m. of paddling took me to the river bank in Vestfossen. I was met by my wife, my two daughters, some friends and a local newspaper. It’s hard to express how happy I was to finally be home.
See the article and the pictures here:
It’s strange being home, and there are so many things to do. I will continue the blog the days to follow. There are many thoughts that need to be expressed, and some practical facts I want to share. But now, It’s time for rest and family.
AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH EVERYONE FOR ALL THE GOOD FEEDBACK AND CONGRATULATIONS I HAVE GOT. IT IS VERY GOOD TO HEAR, I ENJOY IT A LOT!



4 comments:

  1. Amazing achievement, Anders (and all your paddling partners). Congratulations.

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  2. Gratulerer med fint gjennomført tur. Det har vært morsomt og interessant å følge bloggen din og se posisjonene dine på Spot. Jeg har lagret kartene med alle Spot-posisjonene som gif filer. Dagsetappene de siste dagene er imponerende, og du passerte Åsgårdstrand før jeg rakk å se etter deg.

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  3. You are in the history of kayak. I have followed you every day during your trip. You are GREAT and I hope to see you soon,
    Claudio

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  4. Grattis med vel gjennomført Anders. Så dere fra vinduet når dere passerte Finnsnes.
    Kommer du til å lage en liten film fra turen etterhvert eller?

    Frode

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