Filtered by tag "South America"

Wed 25/03-2015 Day 820

  trip days left: 38 straight distance left: 732 km Pos: here Loc: Lagoa dos Patos Acc: tent Dist: 59,8 km Start: 6:05 End: 18:10 A great day of paddling with good progress. Calm winds in the morning hours, then up to 15 knots nicely following from NE. Not much sun, but warm enough air […]
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Tue 24/03-2015 Day 819

  trip days left: 39 straight distance left: 772,7 km Pos: here Loc: Lagoad os Patos Acc: tent Dist: 47,9 km Start: 6:10 End: 16:20 I think I really got the envisioned but rather dreaded nandu visit at night!At 11 pm I heard something outside banging around my kayak and tent. As I really couldn’t […]
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Mon 23/03-2015 Day 818

  trip days left: 40 straight distance left: 805,5 km Pos: here Loc: Lagoa dos Patos Acc: tent Dist: 56,5 km Start: 6:00 End: 16:50 Good progress today! Yesterday I was not happy…today fully! It is such a beautiful lagoon coast! I fully enjoy watching the many many birds, today some pink flamingos added to […]
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Sun 22/03-2015 Day 817

  trip days left: 41 straight distance left: 1317 km Pos: here Loc: Lagoa dos Patos Acc: tent Dist: 8,8 km Start: 6:30 End: 09:20 I didn’t last long this morning…sure the wind wind was still headwind, around 13-15 knots from sw, blowing still the waves in a wide low surf belt onshore. I was […]
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Sat 21/03-2015 Day 816

  trip days left: 42 straight distance left: 853,47 km Loc: Lagoa dos Patos Acc: tent The wind breezed up around 1 am from basically nothing to tent-shaking and I was really looking forward to sleep in. My body needed a full rest day. Paddling half days in between replaces not a full rest day […]
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Fri 20/03-2015 Day 815

  trip days left: 43 straight distance left: 853,47 km Highlights: Got paddling company out of the river Lowlights: Pos: here Loc: Lagoa dos Patos Acc: tent Dist: 42,1 km Start: 6:05 End: 17:05 I was packing my kayak as usual in a quiet early morning dawn, when I suddenly spotted two people in the […]
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Thu 19/03-2015 Day 814

  trip days left: 44 straight distance left: 881,17 km Highlights: Saw a river rat family Lowlights: still no satellite phone keys working Pos: here Loc: Palmares del Sur Acc: tent Dist: 22,6 km Start: 6:10 End: 11:15 A lovely dry bug free campsite in some breeze all night. Going into the channel I had […]
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Wed 18/03-2015 Day 813

  trip days left: 45 straight distance left: 917,72 km Highlights: I can still send e-mails via sat phone Lowlights: All my sat phone keys don’t work any more Pos: here Loc: Lagoa da Gentil Acc: tent Dist: 55,7 km Start: 6:20 End: 16:45 This morning was the communication super-gau: At night it is almost […]
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Tue 17/03-2015 Day 812

  trip days left: 46 straight distance left: 952,98 km Highlights: Leo paddled with me all day Lowlights: I am once more paddling too slow for a strong well rested man with an empty kayak – nothing new 🙂 Launch: Concrete jetty Landing: River bank Pos: here Loc: Lagoa dos Quadros Acc: tent Dist: 51,9 […]
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Mon 16/03-2015 Day 811

  trip days left: 47 straight distance left: 1004,7 km Highlights: Torres river was sucking me inside Lowlights: Strong headwinds Launch: Low to moderate wide surf Landing: river mouth bank Pos: here Loc: Torres Acc: Gustav and Emmas house Dist: 21,3 km Start: 6:15 End: 11:50 Why the heck can people not use their brain? […]
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