When spare clothing, food, safety and bivouac equipment are stowed in the waterproof compartments…we are ready for adventure. There are not many things on this Earth more beautiful than a kayak skimming along a stream in the early calm.
This is a part of kayaking charm – a deliberate slowing of life, a chance to be in the outdoors and contemplate the happiest thoughts among the whirlpools stirred by paddle blades.
One does not particularly have to be an experienced paddler but has to be fit for the challenge.
From the moment of leaving the shore the gentle rhythm of paddling takes over and nothing else, but the usual challenges of keeping gear dry, matters.