Rockpool Alaw and Alaw Bach

So I have managed to spend a whole day from 7am to 8pm just to get a few hours on the water in two Rockpool kayaks: the Alaw and the Alaw Bach. They are only sold in a few places, one of which is Escape Kajakcenter in Göteborg, Sweden. They had a course that day in Varberg where there are often good waves, and they had kindly offered to bring…

Nigel Foster visit

Nigel Foster visited my local kayak dealer, Kajakhotellet.dk, on May 17th and 18th. I participated on the 18th. Nigel Foster is a very soft spoken man. He explains a thing, demonstrates it and sends us of to try it. At first this exercises were very simple, like edging the kayak to make it turn, but then he build more things on top of that, like leaning over the kayak while…

Now I can roll :-)

I’ve finally learned to roll solidly so it is now the exception that it fails rather than the other way around. The roll that works best for me is a standard Greenland roll, or sweep roll. Until now I’ve only done it with my Greenland paddle, but I can do it to both sides, with and without the paddle extended. Tomorrow I have to try with the euro-paddle. Until now…

Saltholm, Seals and Sea Lanes

A few weeks ago we got our Reed Paddle Suits, and we had to try them immediately. The weather was nice and calm – there wasn’t a wind blowing and wave height were to be measured in centimeters – so we decided to skip over the island of Saltholm a few kilometres off the coast of Amager. Saltholm is so close by, but since it is so flat (highest point…

Finally Kayak Owner

We started paddling mid August, and have since been kayaking two or three times a week, and we’ve logged almost 200 km each in less than three months. Rental kayak costs are mounting and the economy starting pointing towards buying our own kayaks and gear. Fortunately, we have had very good possibilities to try various brands and models of kayaks at the shop, and my preferences quickly centered on three…

Suction Cup Camera Mounts

It can be a bit difficult shooting pictures when you’re sitting in your kayak, especially if there’s a bit of action around you, and it can be impractical having the camera dangling around your wrist when paddling or manoeuvring. Fortunately, there are other ways to attach a camera on a kayak. I have found some cheap suction cup camera mounts at actioncameras.co.uk and it works quite well. It can handle…

Waterproff cameras

If you want to take photos from your kayak, you’ll want a waterproof camera that’s easy to operate. I certainly wouldn’t recommend taking you expensive SLR 🙂 I have search a bit on the net, and apparently there are only two producers of simple waterproof digital cameras: Pentax and Olympus. Pentax Optio W10 A 6 Mpixel camera, image size is 2816×2112 pixels. It has 3x optical zoom. Waterproof until a…