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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Kanumesse Nürnberg 2007

Kanumesse Nürnberg 2007 It was a great place to meet and to talk to plenty of kayaking buisiness people from all over the world! It was a real international event, I had interesting talks to people from Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Czech, South Africa, USA and for sure […]
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110 kg submarine rolling

  Last weekend in Finland…   …my tiny littel kayak, not used to be a submarine…     …took 110 kg! You could tell it rolled on it’s own…     …but Henrik, you did a great job! Flexible and elegant, I wish I had a video…     …anyway: head down! :-))   [...]
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Travelling through the Bushes with style…

All sea kayakers know and value the IKEA-bag as a high-volume carrying device for all dry bags, bits and pieces on a trip, but a s a low volume folding-down bag to store on top of the hatch in the loaded boat (no, I didn’t bother with getting sponsored by those guys… :-))) ) I […]
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The Mutation of the white Rockpool Underground Prototype

From a plain white fibreglass shell to a lovely shiny kayak!   Paintig session with two-components paint in my living room…    The finished shiny, black new family member, nicely labelled with a fat "PROTOTYPE" sticker besides all company names…     There is only one problem with my lovely new Rockpool Underground prototype kayak […]
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