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Ready to GOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last preparations lasted until late night as usual, and after a test packing in the living room I was falling into bed at 1.30am. Back to the computer at 5.30am…oh, how am I looking forward to my first night out in the tent by myself with 8-9 hrs of solid rest, as I’m used to! […]
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The Argentinean paddling permit…

A BIG THANKS to the Prefectura Naval Argentina, Nelson Castro Beignier, to be so supportive in the long lasting permit process to allow me to navigate solo and without escort boat along the Argentinan coastline! A multiple pages application turned eventually into a more-multiple pages permit for exactly what I needed and wanted – the […]
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Sunday afternoon’s test paddle

Sunday afternoon Alejandro, Juan Pablo and I went to El Tigre on a test paddle for my kayak. It was a beautiful bright day, and all Argentinans took the chance to be on the water in the widespread channels of the river mouth, with whatever watercraft they had. It was quite a traffic everywhere! Small […]
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Saturday night’s Asado

Saturday was packed with preparations of all kind, including a few hours spending in vain in a phone shop again to get my cell phone internet going….and a siesta nap for myself, before the guest for the barbecue party arrived! As I will probably paddle around Cape Horn together with Alejandro and Juan Pablo, we […]
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Pool session Friday night

Flying back home from Sao Paulo/ Brasil, Alejandro was picking me from the airport on Friday at 5.30 pm. Luckily I got enough sleep the night before (no party for me…) and slept on the plane. There was a pool session planned Friday night, starting at 9pm! This sounded already late to me, but for […]
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Transport damages repaired by SDK Kayaks!

Ricardo from SDK Kayaks in Buenos Aires was so nice to take up on the repair job of the four minor gelcoat airfreight transport damages on my two kayaks. It looked like an easy job – until he discovered something else:  Alsmost the whole front bulkhead broke out of one of the kayaks, plus a […]
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Last day at the Brasilian Beach…

Dry meetings in the morning, wet meetings in the afternoon… Aafter lunch, we did a short walk to a beautifu waterfall pool in the Brasilian rain forest…not too bad of a life on a THULE marketing meeting! 🙂 But then meetings *again*…
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At a Brasilian Beach now – THULE marketing meeting

Activities on the meeting shifted on Tuesday afternoon from Sao Paulo to the Atena Beach Hotel, but Brasil didn’t present itself from the nicest side…rainy, relatively chilly weather greeted us, and a fat dumping surf was crashing at the beach. But spirits were great! I did a presentation about my trip around South America to […]
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Sao Paulo Brasil – THULE marketing meeting and press conference

I was arriving back in Buenos Aires from the weekend in the Estadoe del Ibera at the wee hour of Monday, 5.30 am. It was one of the scariest car rides in my life, driving almost 18 hrs on doubtful Argentinean country roads partly through the  Argentinan night :-). Usually I fall asleep on long […]
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