Progress Report 10/29/07 Monday – updated by Freya 04.11.07

Satellite Messages Received from Freya Today, Monday 29.10.07: Message 1: Rounded the Cape in rough conditions landed to find a way to launch without this f*&%^% skeg becoming stuck and climbing out in rough seas 🙁 Message 2: 41.55 174.06 35km only skeg problem wore me a bit, but rope trick works now 🙂 ugly […]
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Progress Report 10/28/07 Sunday – updated by Freya 28.10.+ 04.11.07

  Updated weather from Karel Vissel: Mon mrng nw 4bft noon nw 3bft aft nw 4 bft seas 1.90 mrng south of cape campell seas 2.90mtr from s and se Tues mrng nw 4bft noon nw 3bft aft nw 3bft seas 1.60 to 1.20 mtr from se Satellite Update received from Freya: Sunday 28.10.07 S41.43 […]
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Progress Report 10/27/07 Saturday – updated by Freya 28.10.07

Forecasted weather from Karel Vissel: Sat mrng s 4bft noon s 4 to5 bft aft s 4 to5bft seas 2.90mtr from se Sun mrng s 3bft noon e 2bft aft e 2 to3bft seas going down to 2mtr from se dir mon tru thu looks good nw winds 3bft seas around 1mtr Satellite text message […]
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Progress Report 10/26/07 Friday – updated by Freya 27.10.07

      Satellite text message from Freya 10/26/07: (Updated by Freya 27.10.07)   S41.12 E174.18 Okukari Bay near entrance of Tory Channel. Started paddling 7.40 am, smoking catabatic SW following winds off French Pass/ Admirality Bay, pretty rough stuff! Tide was turnig to follow at 8.30am that day.   Not much "real" surfing, as […]
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Freya is on her way!

  Freya has started her circumnaviation of the South Island of New Zealand.   I’ll provide some of the satellite phone text messages received from Freya during her travels, to keep you informed of her progress.   Thanks, Greg! I am missing you on this trip…but I will do my way solo this time. We […]
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Recovering at Paul Caffyn’s house

  Paul Caffyn, myself, Paul’s trip partner for Greenland,Conrad, and Greg Stamer on Paul’s lecture in Reijkjavik/Iceland, one day before Greg and I finished our Iceland circumnavigation   My shoulder and therefore the spirit to get going is getting better day by day, but the weather isn’t quite following up…last night Paul’s house was shaking […]
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I’m in New Zealand!

Ok, I’m here. 33 exhausting hrs of a quiet flight, but two hours before I touched base with NZ territory in Auckland first, I was grounded already for some days… :-(( I forgot to ask Air NZ for a sponsorship for keen circumnavigational kayakers providing a comfi buisiness or first class seat and (as usual…) […]
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Two more last minute sponsors

Thanks to Thomas Lindner from Aquaman Deutschland to help me on my New Zealand trip with his famous waterproof Aquapack-cases for my GPS, mobile phone, camera, PDA, VHF, Sat-phone and maps and charts – let’s stay dry – at least with those precious items! I’ll be happy to write after my trip about how they […]
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Delmarva 2007

Thanks to the organizer Ed Zachowski from Qajaq USA for inviting me!   In between my work to prepare my x-mas shop with 5000 items and closing down my ice-cream shops (…ahhh, and between some trip-preparations for New Zealand, too…) I headed for a quick 3-days trip to Delmarva/ USA as a special guest to […]
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New Zealand – yes, I am going.

Where? Around New Zealand’s South Island  When? October 2007 -???   With whom? Solo.    Kayak: NDK Explorer     Paddles: Epic wing blades    Paddling clothes: Kokatat & Reed    Spray Deck: Snapdragon    Bits and pieces: North Water    Neoprene-Boots: Chota    Helmet: Sweet    Map case: [...]
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