Filtered by category "SA Sec 3 Stg 17 Suriname/ Guyane"

Wed 22/01-2014 Day 573

  Back to civilisation again! Pos: here Loc: Paramaribo Acc: Pieter and Nancy’s house Dist: 63,3 km Start: 7:00 End: 19:50 This second hammock night was a slight bit better, or was I eventually overtired from the previous two bad nights? At least it didn’t rain, I had a bit less gear inside and was not […]
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Tue 21/01-2014 Day 572

  Another forced hammock night… Pos: here Loc: Mangrove forest Acc: hammock Dist: 33 km Start: 7:00 End: 17:05 I woke again a bit stiff after about an hour, noticed I was now sitting dry on the mud, and started to make a move on top of my kayak. I covered the cockpit with the lid, […]
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Mon 20/01-2014 Day 571

  No place to land anywhere Pos: here Loc: mud Acc: on my kayak on the mud Dist: 49,3 km Start: 6:10 End: 20:20 What did I learn on my first night in a hammock? This device can only be too small… even though you are supposed to lie diagonally and somehow flat in this way, […]
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Sun 19/01-2014 Day 570

  First night in a hammock Pos: here Loc: Mangrove forest Acc: hammock Dist: 36,8 km Start: 5:00 End: 14:25 I decided to get out this morning as soon as there was water enough to do so. The afternoon was still forecast very windy, the morning moderate. With a big push I was sliding from the […]
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Sat 18/01-2014 Day 569

  Another boring rest day… Pos: here Loc: across Oxford Acc: tent The tent kept on shaking in a solid 20 knots wind all night, and my hopes to start about two to three hours before high tide to cover the next 25 km went down to zero. It may have gone down to 15+ […]
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Fri 17/01-2014 Day 568

  Rest day Pos: here Loc: across Oxford Acc: tent I may have missed a chance this morning to get to the next and maybe last beach before the big river, about 25 km. But my thoughts were: The forecast showed the next three days very strong wind at least in the afternoons, and today […]
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Thu 16/01-2014 Day 567

  Long day! Pos: here Loc: across Oxford Acc: tent Dist: 38,6 km Start: 6:45 End: 16:50 A good sleep in the wilderness, the moon was so bright, I even also put on my sleeping mask! A wet launch through moderate surf, after a while the waves went down and I paddled again across one […]
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Wed 15/01-2014 Day 566

  Camped on a remote shell beach Pos: here Loc: Korikori bank Acc: tent Dist: 35 km Start: 6:05 End: 14:45 My camp high on the sea wall prompted some honking from the passing drivers, especially from the many small motorbikes. Well, you don’t see every day some one camping up here…besides two or three […]
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Tue 14/01-2014 Day 565

  What a paddle! Pos: here Loc: Nickerie River mouth Acc: tent Dist: 33 km Start: 3:50 End: 14:15 I couldn’t say I liked the sometimes intense smell around my tent, depending on the wind – I had a check and found a rotten large sting ray. Well, if those guys are lurking in the […]
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Mon 13/01-2014 Day 564

  Mudstuck for an hour Pos: here Loc: entrance canal to Brighton Acc: tent Dist: 32,7 km Start: 3:00 End: 12:40 I am always waking without alarm clock just in time, this time at 2 am. I was a bit better rested, as I stopping early in the day yesterday, but still decided to take no […]
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