Sunday, October 15, 2017

Finally home!

Coming from  30 degrees plus to temperatures around 0 came as a shock. Sleepiness and getting back into home world has been keywords from the week. I did get a few nice days on the water in sun and rain. Here is some glimpses:


and a short super fast edit video from Friday:



Sunday, October 8, 2017

All good things come to an end

Birdcage... site of qajaq and ixyaq build at the Delmarwa paddler's retreat


Just a brief update from the US. I'm pretty tired at the moment. It has been a super good and inspiring week with so many good people around. The kayaks came out beautifully. We coated them, made sea socks and finally we got to test them on the water.

Delmarwa paddler's retreat has been ongoing alongside out building project with lots of great things happening. I will post some grest pictures soon.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Qajaq and ixyaq build Delmarwa part II

We finished all the wood during Friday. John Huber came up from Norfolk Virginia to help out with the class. 3 pairs of hands is luxury when lots of thing needs to be taken care of.


 The bird cage is the kayak building site here at Delmarwa. We set up workbenches, sawhorses, tools and all, and during Friday afternoon most of the kayak builders showed up.


One thing we hadn't figured out was the masik question. It was solved by finding crocked trunks and branches in the woods and cutting them into finished masiks. It's so cool to have people like John around! 


Now by the end of day 2 it begins to look an awfully lot like qajaqs and ixyaqs in the birdcage. We'll try to post some pictures when we have time.