Sunday, 26 April 2009

Paddle will Work!?!

Canoeing in Bohuslän, Sweden
"The inland canoeing in Bohuslän is concentrated in the northern part of the province, a hilly and relatively barren area, crowned with the plateau of Kynnefjäll. The waterways usually follow the lakes along the rift-valleys of the landscape.

In the south, the river Nordre älv and its valley offer beautiful scenery. Beside flat water paddling inland, Bohuslän is probably more wellknown among sea-kayakers for the great archipelagos decorating the coast line. In the north, the stony shores consist of the characteristic red granite, while gneiss dominates the coastline southwards. The landscape reminds you of a bare mountain region.

We recommend a kayak for paddling on the west coast. You should have experience and patience, because in spite of the sheltering islands, there are many open straits and bays where you may have to wait for better weather before passing. During long trips of a week or more, you are likely to be delayed for some time because of heavy winds and sea.

The best seasons for sea-kayaking are late summer and early autumn, while the water temperature is still at a humane level and most of the pleasure-boats have left. There is also less risk of disturbing the bird- and animal life when you approach or land at the islands.

On the coast of Bohuslän the tide as a matter of fact is perceptable. It is not much - maybe a foot at spring tide. But note that this tide, when together with a strong west wind can make the water rise considerably. So you had better pull up your kayaks a good distance from the water if you are leaving them out of your sight."

SOURCE: http://www.kanotguiden.se/bohuse/f3karta.htm



or am I still sailing?

ROFLMAO


17 comments:

ANNA-LYS said...

The sail (previous post) might add that little extra if it is a la Viking model.
I can't wait to post about my experiences later on LOL

Charles Gramlich said...

Looks like truly great fun.

laughingwolf said...

i'd go with the sail, anna-lys...

easier to be swamped, but a strong swimmer should be fine :)

laughingwolf said...

another choice...

http://www.porta-bote.com/

Anne said...

Å ja, dette ser morsomt ut!!
den som hadde hatt en kajakk du, eller en liten kano som en kunne brukt i små elver i innlandet.

Fin kveld til deg Anna

Tyko Brae (exgen. NB) said...

Briggen Blue Bird of Hull

lime said...

thank you for your visit to my place. nice to meet you, anna-lys.

i have limited experience kayaking but every time i have gone i have enjoyed it very much whether it has been on a lake, river or in the ocean (which is very different but also very fun). best wishes in your endeavors.

My little footprints said...

Hei!
Tusen takk for hilsen inne hos meg! ;) koselig å se på blogger jeg ikke har vært på før!
Ja du har helt rett, jeg er jo en blogger, men siden det har vært veldig lite fra min kant de siste månedene så har jeg ikke følt meg som en blogger. Skal prøve å bli litt bedre nå da.. ;)
H en fin uke!!

ArneA said...

thanks for the sarcasm
:)
Do not agree or disagree
:)

RuneE said...

Du får huske på at du er på gammelt norsk område (snart kjøpt opp igjen etter det jeg hører). Bruk E6 - det gjør nordmennene østpå. Vi andre? Tar livet med ro.

Tyko Brae (exgen. NB) said...

Jag var i Tanumshede för en massa år sedan. Jag tittade på hällristningar. Sedan ville jag åka hem till Uddevalla. Det skulle ta ett par timmar innan bussen skulle gå. När jag satt och väntade, kom bussen från Oslo. Jag frågade chauffören om bussen gick till Uddevalla. Chauffören svarade på norska, att han skulle till Uddevalla, men att jag inte fick följa med. Det måste ju finnas regler. Fast man kunde väl ha en avdelning för svenskar i aktern, sammen med lugasjen.

Gittan said...

Jag har just skickat efter broschyrer om Hurtigrutten
Jag skulle gärna vilja göra den resan längs hela Norges kust har jag insett Från land har jag sett den flera gånger Så det kanske ligger i tiden att studera naturen från vattnet
Och min stavning Ja den är som den är Jag är lite för snabb att trycka på tangenterna och det är inte alltid det blir rätt men det ger lite spänning eftersom jag dessutom inte korrekturläser vad jag skrivit

Tyko Brae (exgen. NB) said...

Detta är bara för att pigga upp dig lite. Allt är väl skyddat av upphovsrätt, men om du lyssnar på Evert Taubes "Inbjudan till Bohuslän", så tänker inte jag skvallra. Dessutom kan du ju låna musiken på biblioteket, helt lagligt.
kh
/NB

dianne said...

Good on you Anna-Lys it will be exciting and adventurous for you and Blackie, just take care, remember you are only a 'lighweight'. <3

Hanneles paradis said...

Härligt, maken har byggt två havskajaker.

ANNA-LYS said...

Kanon, berätta mer :-D

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