Saturday, 14 March 2009

Sea Kayak Scandinavia
(Part 2)
The journey continues!

Well not quite. We arrived in Stavangar earlier this week, I came here early to enjoy some time exploring the local area with my son Oliver. We have had a cracking time so far, after settling in and sorting out kit and kayaks we paddled out to the Island of Tingholmen and camped there for the night before returning to Stavangar. I presented a slideshow to the local sea kayak club here last night on previous expeditions and future projects which was fun and I believe well recieved. Then today Erling, Oliver and I climbed up to Preikostollen (Pulpit Rock) This precipitous overhanging rock is a must see location if you are ever in the Stavangar area, the trip was all the more special as the mountain was covered in Snow. Both Oliver and I are very grateful to the hospitality of Erling Brox and his lovelly wife Sonja who have looked after us very well since we arrived. In fact the highlight for me since arriving here has been the gift of a woolen hat that Sonja has knitted by hand for me.
Mark shall be arriving early next week and we shall be making our way to Bergen shortly after where we are looking forward to meeting up with local paddlers there.

Oliver as we leave Tingholmen Island

Here is my new hat from Sonja, with Preikestolen Rock behind
Erling, on the descent from Preikestolen Rock

Monday, 10 December 2007

Update on Planning and test Blog
Due to committments in Georgia, Ronnie has had to pull out of this expedition but hopes to join us for the second leg in 2009. Mark has however confirmed that he wishes to committ to the completion of the whole journey, Good on yer Mark! Hope we stay friends;) !!
We have also arranged with two charities to try and help raise awareness and possible funds for, Ovarian Cancer Action & the Childrens Hospice South West.
check on the Norway home page for details on both charities.

Sunday, 4 November 2007


Having just returned from Georgia the expedition team members now consist of Ronnie Kemp Mark Schoon and Myself!
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