Articles posted by "Freya"

LA ARMADA de FREYA…

This will be my fleet for the North Island! Not 100% labeled yet with all the (sponsor) stickers, but it’s coming…! I have just spent 3 1/2 days of hard work in the Lettmann factory. Thanks very much to the Lettmann GmbH with Jochen Lettmann, Martina, Klaus and Anne and to all their employees to […]
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Sun 14.08.2016 Day 43

Sunday, 14.08.2016 Day 43 39,4 km 6.30 h to 14.40 h N 52.13503 W 07.20173 Back to the starting beach! My last day around Ireland! I conveniently got up when the light came up, and launched into an almost dead calm wind day, temperatures close to 20 degrees, some sun. What does a weather-proven paddler […]
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Sat 13.08.2016 Day 42

Saturday, 13.08.2016 Day 42 41,8 km 5.20 h to 15.35 h N 52.17525 W 06.82753 North of Boginbun Head Low westerly headwinds were forecasted nw, then sw, and as usual, I underestimated the “low”, means under or just above 10 knots. It felt truly like more, and the tide was also against me most of […]
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Fri 12.08.2016 Day 41

Friday, 12.08.2016 Day 41 No paddling today The absolute opposite this morning to yesterday morning – a red sun raise with not a single cloud or wind – if I’d not know the forecast for today, I should have been on the water already! Actually I could have gone for maybe three hours, but this […]
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Thu 11.08.2016 Day 40

Thursday, 11.08.2016 Day 40 42,7 km 6.40 h to 16.20 h N 52.23941 W 06.31457 Behind Greenore Point What a pitch black sky behind my left shoulder al morning! As if the world will breaqk down every moment…but not a single rain drop was reaching me, and no thunder was to be heard until after […]
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Wed 10.08.2016 Day 39

Wednesday, 10.08.2016 Day 39 47,8 km 6.25 h to 16.45 h N 52.56262 W 06.19401 behind Cahore Point Still north-westerly wind, still just beaches to paddle along with more or less steep cliffs or dunes besides me, giving more or less wind shelter after the tide turned and I was paddling close in again to […]
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Tue 09.08.2016 Day 38

Tuesday, 09.08.2016 Day 38 54,4 km 6.05 h to 17.25 h N 52.94432 W 06.01649 Kilpoole behind Wicklow Head All ladies were up in time and ready to launch at the harbor at 6 am, just Niamh decided she rather had to look after her three kids. Thanks for looking after me yesterday! It was […]
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Mon 08.08.2016 Day 37

Monday, 08.08.2016 Day 37 60,5 km 5.40 h to 18.00 h N 53.38951 W 06.06776 Howth harbor No reason to launch late as guessed, thank goodness, as the water was at 5.40 am just still high enough to launch conveniently from the steeper part of the beach. I was really not keen on dragging my […]
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Sun 07.08.2016 Day 36

Sunday, 07.08.2016 Day 36 No paddling today My tent was shaking especially the afternoon from the strong and gusty winds, and more than once I guessed it got ripped off my guy lines and tent poles! Heavy rocks are securing the large sand pegs, and my good old Hilleberg Allak did the job once more. […]
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Sat 06.08.2016 Day 35

Saturday, 06.08.2016 Day 35 32,5 km 5.00 h to 12.45 h N 53.86460 W 06.25813 Before Dunany Point in Dundalk Bay Getting up early felt all right, though my body was ever so sore…but I really wanted to get some paddling in today before the wind freshens up over 15-20 knots southerlies. I calculated I […]
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