Sunday, September 4, 2011

Meeting people

Yesterday as I paddled by the dreaded Hustadvika in calm weather and rain, I noticed a group of people by a small lighthouse. They looked at me, I looked at them....and kept paddling.

As I came to Bud, a small harbor nearby, they contacted me. It was Wenche and Lars from Oslo kayak club - old acquaintances of mine! They had a cabin nearby, and i was invtited to them for a shower, clothes washing, a good meal and a bed. It was so nice meeting them. These things happen all the time.

I have had some good days now, paddling alone. My breaks get shorter, and paddling is a bit faster now. Today and yesterday, I covered 110 km, finishing early in the afternoon. Now I will slow down, since I will not paddle outside Stadt on Tuesday - strong winds on Tuesday probably. So now I will spend two days getting to Stadt, seeing whatever there is to see. The city of Ålesund could be interesting, so could Rundø - biggest bird cliffs in the country.....We'll see what the days to come will bring.

It doesn't bother me being alone at all. After 7 weeks of sharing almost every moment of the day with others, It's quite satisfying to be alone.


Wenche and Lars followed me to my kayak and waved goodbye this morning

2 comments:

  1. Hei,

    Først tusen takk for at du skriver denne bloggen og holder oss oppdatert. Jeg er innom hver kveld og følger med.

    I fjor fulgte jeg bloggen til far og sønn Østlie som padlet fra Tromsø til Tønsberg, se http://frattilt.blogspot.com/ De hadde dårlig vær ved Stadt, og brukte det gamle vikingtrikset med å frakte båtene over land. De padlet inn til Leikanger uten å kjenne noen der. Men på butikken Bunnpris fikk de kontakt med en som kunne hjelpe, og kajakkene ble fraktet de få km-eterene over land på en biltilhenger.

    Lykke til ved Stadt, enten på utsiden eller innsiden, og videre nedover langs kysten.

    Hilsen Hans Petter

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  2. Hei Anders!

    Godt å se att dere har kommet dere vel over Stad!

    Lykke til videre på ferden, tror du får litt selskap underveis! =)

    Mvh Susan

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