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Thu 26/03-2015 Day 821

  trip days left: 37 straight distance left: 732 km Loc: Lago dos Patos Acc: tent I was nicely asleep, feeling safe in this remote area close to the spit. Wheel tracks were everywhere on the coast the last few days, but none of them looked really fresh. Who can expect a car passing close […]
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Wed 25/03-2015 Day 820

  trip days left: 38 straight distance left: 732 km Pos: here Loc: Lagoa dos Patos Acc: tent Dist: 59,8 km Start: 6:05 End: 18:10 A great day of paddling with good progress. Calm winds in the morning hours, then up to 15 knots nicely following from NE. Not much sun, but warm enough air […]
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Tue 24/03-2015 Day 819

  trip days left: 39 straight distance left: 772,7 km Pos: here Loc: Lagoad os Patos Acc: tent Dist: 47,9 km Start: 6:10 End: 16:20 I think I really got the envisioned but rather dreaded nandu visit at night!At 11 pm I heard something outside banging around my kayak and tent. As I really couldn’t […]
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Mon 23/03-2015 Day 818

  trip days left: 40 straight distance left: 805,5 km Pos: here Loc: Lagoa dos Patos Acc: tent Dist: 56,5 km Start: 6:00 End: 16:50 Good progress today! Yesterday I was not happy…today fully! It is such a beautiful lagoon coast! I fully enjoy watching the many many birds, today some pink flamingos added to […]
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Sun 22/03-2015 Day 817

  trip days left: 41 straight distance left: 1317 km Pos: here Loc: Lagoa dos Patos Acc: tent Dist: 8,8 km Start: 6:30 End: 09:20 I didn’t last long this morning…sure the wind wind was still headwind, around 13-15 knots from sw, blowing still the waves in a wide low surf belt onshore. I was […]
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Sat 21/03-2015 Day 816

  trip days left: 42 straight distance left: 853,47 km Loc: Lagoa dos Patos Acc: tent The wind breezed up around 1 am from basically nothing to tent-shaking and I was really looking forward to sleep in. My body needed a full rest day. Paddling half days in between replaces not a full rest day […]
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Fri 20/03-2015 Day 815

  trip days left: 43 straight distance left: 853,47 km Highlights: Got paddling company out of the river Lowlights: Pos: here Loc: Lagoa dos Patos Acc: tent Dist: 42,1 km Start: 6:05 End: 17:05 I was packing my kayak as usual in a quiet early morning dawn, when I suddenly spotted two people in the […]
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Thu 19/03-2015 Day 814

  trip days left: 44 straight distance left: 881,17 km Highlights: Saw a river rat family Lowlights: still no satellite phone keys working Pos: here Loc: Palmares del Sur Acc: tent Dist: 22,6 km Start: 6:10 End: 11:15 A lovely dry bug free campsite in some breeze all night. Going into the channel I had […]
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Wed 18/03-2015 Day 813

  trip days left: 45 straight distance left: 917,72 km Highlights: I can still send e-mails via sat phone Lowlights: All my sat phone keys don’t work any more Pos: here Loc: Lagoa da Gentil Acc: tent Dist: 55,7 km Start: 6:20 End: 16:45 This morning was the communication super-gau: At night it is almost […]
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Tue 17/03-2015 Day 812

  trip days left: 46 straight distance left: 952,98 km Highlights: Leo paddled with me all day Lowlights: I am once more paddling too slow for a strong well rested man with an empty kayak – nothing new 🙂 Launch: Concrete jetty Landing: River bank Pos: here Loc: Lagoa dos Quadros Acc: tent Dist: 51,9 […]
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