Saturday, March 3, 2012

A wonderful trip to Rome, and a Kayak meeting…

I just came home from a 4 day trip to Rome with my two sons. 4 intense days of walking and seeing whatever is to see: historic sites, architectural masterpieces and folklore. We even got a glimpse of Mediterranean nature also!
Thanks to Claudio Rufa of Gruppo Canoe Roma, I had the opportunity to show pictures and tell about last year’s baidarka expedition. It became a great meeting, with very many equally enthusiastic paddlers and SOF kayak enthusiasts, of which some had travelled nearly 500 km. to join!! My sons had reluctantly agreed to come along to hear their father speak for over 2 boring hours L, but with a great dinner afterwards, and good company, they both agreed that this had been a very special evening to remember!  

Thanks a lot to all the great people who attended the meeting, and a special thank to Claudio and the others from Gruppo Canoe Roma for arranging it. I have very warm thoughts for all of you, and I definitely want to come back!

...Not for the first time in history, vandals from the north stand outside the city walls of Rome


  1. Hi Anders, I believe, on behalf of all the guys from GRUPPO CANOE ROMA, that your speech has been very interesting and somehow fashinating for all of us. To your stoic sons my sincere respect: I don't know boys capable to efford a pictures marathon like that. My translation has also been very complicate due to the so numerous interruptions and questions over my words. Next time we will regulate better the questions. We have echoed the event on our newletter and on the UISP newletter. Consider you are always welcome here in Rome, so try to organize with full family next time. Get my references and call in advance. Warmest regards
    Giuseppe Spinelli

    1. Dear Giusepppe

      Thanks a lot! As I said, a wonderful evening. I hope to have inspired some....And I will definitely get back to Rome again. Good paddlig - Anders