Fri 08/07-2022 Day 687

Pos: 71.3542,-156.5532 Loc: northern spit Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent Dist: 18,0 km Start: 8:55 End: 17:50 We set the time to meet on the beach to seven o’clock. Peter and I got the tent down and our gear half packed, when Traci comes from the house with the rest of her belongings. Thankfully, we […]
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Thu 07/07-2022 Day 686

Pos: 71.3009,-156.7683 Loc: Barrow Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent preparation day with Traci This night was better than the previous one, not too many quad bikes and beach carts were driving up and down and close to our tent. I put up two more ‘barrier’ trash pieces up besides the yellow bucket, just to claim […]
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Wed 06/07-2022 Day 685

Pos: 71.3009,-156.7683 Loc: Barrow Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent preparation day with Traci The sleep is short this night, but some. A lot of chores are waiting. Thanks to Carmen and Alex for providing us with the facilities of their house and help. Traci and Peter unwrap the kayak I shipped from Mexico, and I […]
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Tue 05/07-2022 Day 684

Pos: 71.3009,-156.7683 Loc: Barrow Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent Dist: 49,8 km Start: 10:15 End: 22:35 We sleep a little longer this morning, not feeling any pressure to get going in the morning fog. The wind will stay light today, and the evening hours are usually good until the mist falls again. Twenty-four hours of […]
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Mon 04/07-2022 Day 683

Pos: 70.9503,-157.4967 Loc: Icy Rivermouth Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent Dist: 42,5 km Start: 9:15 End: 20:35 At three o’clock in the morning, the likely first motorboat of the season passes our camp close by. They might come from Barrow and head to Wainwright It is even with an engine a long hundred and sixty […]
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Sun 03/07-2022 Day 682

Pos: 70.8338,-158.4799 Loc: End of Peard Bay Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent Dist: 39,8 km Start: 9:00 End: 19:35 A good night’s sleep at the noise-free lagoon water is what we needed. We like to paddle inside the bay, despite the offshore water is ice free and calm. Here, it is even calmer. What we […]
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Sat 02/07-2022 Day 681

Pos: 70.8464,-159.3562 Loc: start of Peard Bay Acc: Hilleberg Keron 4 tent Dist: 36,4 km Start: 10:15 End: 19:20 Back in Alaska! This section will be different. I could convince my partner, for now, twelve years, Peter Unold, to spend his holidays in July to join me on a section of my Nort American circumnavigation, […]
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Finish of this section!

Despite my reasonable sleep, my mind wanders on the forecast along the coast, and I am contemplating first time this morning to call it a day for this section just here. I am mentally and physically worn with this paddling style. There are easterly headwinds all day, and if at all, paddling until noon is […]
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Mon 28/02-2022 Day 680

Pos: 12.1730,-86.7652 Loc: Puerto Sandino Acc: Hilleberg Allak tent Dist: 30,7 km Start: 06:00 End: 12:35 It is already dark when at seven o’clock, a flashlight shines on my tent. I am still awake, open quickly the flyscreen on one side and shine back with my own strong flashlight. It is only a young man […]
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Sun 27/02-2022 Day 679

Pos: 12.3304,-86.8791 Loc: open beach Acc: Hilleberg Allak tent Dist: 29,2 km Start: 05:50 End: 12:20 The fisherman I talked to yesterday afternoon as spent his night in his boat not far away from my beach, with a small flashing light on top, fishing or not. My night was windy around two o’clock, but it […]
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