Adventures in Europe – Part 2

For the past month I have been hopping around Europe. I’ve taught classes, met amazing people and have had lots of fun playing in the hot sun and on toasty beaches. Most of my time has been spent in Sweden, although since my last blog entry my travels have also taken me to Estonia. I’ve been teaching classes in rolling, strokes, rescues and balance and bracing. Many of the classes were co-instructed with Johan Wirsen, who is always a ton of fun to work with. I’ve spent lots of time paddling new (for me) spots. I also went sailing on Johan’s home-built sailboat, got some great tours, tried lots of local food, went to a paddle-in movie theater and got a tour of Tahe Marine.

Now I am on a train to Copenhagen for a morning flight back to the U.S. (for the Great Lakes Sea Kayak Symposium). I think back over the past month and the adventures that I’ve had. Thank you to everyone that was a part of this tour; the organizers, the people that hosted me, and of course, the students.

Following is a picture blog of my recent travels. I look forward to being back next year!

Kalmar, Sweden.

Vaxjo, Sweden.

Taby, Sweden.

Nynashamn, Sweden.

Borgholm, Sweden.

Sailing with Johan.

Radmanso, Sweden.

Tjorn, Sweden.

Grebbestad, Sweden.

Tahe Marine, Estonia.

Tahe Marine warehouse, Estonia.

Tahe Marine factory, Estonia.

Attention to detail, Estonia.

Estonia.

My class in Estonia.

A beach in Estonia.

Paddle-in movie theater, Estonia.

Archery in Old Town, Estonia.

Cooling off behind a waterfall, Estonia.

One Response to “Adventures in Europe – Part 2”

  • Andy says:

    Thanks for the shots of Tahe in Estonia.
    Tahe is Quality.

    I picked up a Greenland last year for Sunday morning ‘spashing’ around.
    I got a Greenland T this year for my Saturday ‘long’ paddles.

    Since ’95 I’ve been buying Romany’s (or Explorers). (For me) it is the ‘safest’ (read – handle any conditions) kayak. Great design. However, the quality of the build is about the worst I’ve seen. I think I’m finished with them.
    (every NDK boat that I’ve custom ordered has had flaws, some serious; both Tahe’s I’ve ordered – ‘sight unseen’ have been absolutely perfect).

    I wish continued success for Tahe, and looking forward to future designs.

    Again, great pictures; enjoy Grand Marais, Pictured Rocks, biting flies.

    Andy

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