Thor F. Jensen

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Dynan island

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N 55 * 30’32 E 012 * 54’57

Dynan is a small patch of reed and sand in the waters  south of the harbor of Klagshamn.

We stepped ashore around 19:30.
The paddling had been fine. There had been headwind and swells all the way, but we were high on pastry and the joy of new adventures.

After tanked water in the cozy Klagshamn, we rowed 15 more minutes and arrived at Dynan, one of the only islands on this stretch of coastline that is not a protected area.
With only 27 miles from Copenhagen Dynan is a prime target for a overnight trip by kayak.

Today we’ll  paddle trough The Falsterbo channel, and continue down the south coast for as long as we bother.

Birds screams, the fog is thick and I can smell bacon …

 Dynan part ll

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Kay and I agreed to take a day off, here are so nice and we have two weeks of vacation ahead of us, so why stress? After a nice morning nap, we had a good lunch. In the afternoon we went out fishing. Although both garfish and trout jumped, the only catch was a small garfish. As we were fishing, Kay asked “have you spottet the seal? It’ll surface in two minutes.” Kay had been timing a seal that would come up for air every fourth minute. And indeed when the two minutes were up, a large sniffling head broke the surface, 20 meters from his kayak – apparently it’s not only Germans who appreciate precision.

Tomorrow we’ll be up early and show some sportsmanship.

 

Surf and 10m/s in the back

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The wind beats the tent-cloth and the sea is roaring. We have had the best afternoon at sea. The wind was busting 19 knots, and with the wind in our backs we surfed away in the heavy kayaks. The highlight was when a large flock of eider ducks passed close over our heads as we lay in the high waves, it was magical! Now, we are have landed on small sandy beach approx, 3 hours from Ystad.

 

 

Last Stop before Bornholm

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 So we have reached the last part of our Sweden travel, Sandhammaren.

The trip here went pretty fast.  The wind was favorable and the big soft swells pushed us along. We crossed the Gulf of Ystad and went around Kåseberg to the Sandhammaren. The last half hour was a bit heavy, we had run out of water and did not want to go ashore to refill – although a water break certainly had helped the Kays headache and my sore upper arm / forearm. But we flew away and just wanted to get it over with.

The last obstacle before we could get ashore was the intense surf by Löderup camping. I took the first through, but lost control and overturned. White foam and black seaweed surged past my eyes, set up for a left side roll but got only halfway up, with head down I saw the stones at the bottom whizz by, I went back into position and came this time on an even keel . A couble of strokes later the heavy kayak flew up the steep beach.

I jumped out of the kayak and signaled for Kay to wait while I prepared the camera. Kays landing was elegant and undramatic. When I asked if he could do it again he just laughed.

It was 6:30 in the evening. We quickly changed clothes and rushed off to the local Pizzaria to devour some fat, salt and beer.

Today is the day of rest, and then we’ll just be waiting for good weather …

 

The call of duty!

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If weather permits blows we to Bornholm in the morning. This area is truly beautiful and we’ve got a lot of good movies, but frankly we’re a little tired of minigolf and families with children – it’s not so much adventure over.

Yesterday, we were up at “Ales stones” which is a little a la Scandinavia Stonehenge where we thought it would have been a good place to perform a ritual sacrifice to the weather gods – and it seems to have worked!

The authorities are unde-looking about our plans, and the last provisioning is done. So now we just have us a propert meal, a good night’s sleep and so we stick to the sea!

 

 

Mission accomplished!

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So we sit in a small sailing hut in Vang port on the sunny island.

 

We started in the rain at 7:10 from Løderups Camping and arrived 14:00. In Helligpeder port.

 

The wind came by 6-8 m / s from SW and picked up after a couple of hours to 10 m / s and turned over in the West as we came out into the fairway. The waves were a meter and a half and was a little uneven. Occasionally there was some set of tometers waves, perhaps from the catamaran ferry Ystad Ronne? We kept a good and steady pace of 5 minutes. Break every hour. We knew that the wind would take to at 15 times and only get stronger from there.

 

There were a number of large vessels in the fairway, but they passed all in good distance, there was only a cargo ship we had to give way to. As we left the fairway, the wind had taken and turned into the S, SV … to be continued …

 

 

 

We are happy and tired. The stove in the little cottage pulses hot air out while we get a couple of cool.

 

 

 

But the adventure does not end here!

 

Update follows …..

Men eventyret slutter ikke her!

Update følger…..

 

 

Bornholm

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Vi gad ikke at ro i dag, istedet gik vi en tur op langs kysten til Hammers hus og videre ned til Hammer havnen. Den Bornholmske natur er fantastisk! Der var kirsebær over alt og blåbær i skovbunden, en hjort sprang og fuglene sang – pisse idyllisk!

Vi fik filmet en masse smuk natur og købmanden i Vang gav et lille interview. “Bixen” er nok en af de bedste butikker jeg har været i. Selv kalder han den en overlevelses butik, fordi den har alt som man behøver: konserves, slik, øl og vand, lokale produkter, en lille økologisk afdeling og forskelligt messing og stentøj (genbrug), det hele sat op i en gammel hestestald og så er alt pisse billigt – man får jo den mistanke at manden driver forretning for hyggens skyld! Kay lavede senere rulle opvisning i den lille havn til glæde for sejlere og tourister.

I morgen ror vi til rønne og ser om vi kan få kajakkerne på færgen. Det ærgrer os selvfølgelig at der ikke er mere tid til at udforske øen, men den må vi have til gode til en anden gang.

 

 

 

Bornholm – København

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Turen fra Vang til Rønne var regnfuld og grå. Med en jævn pålandsvind og gode bølger gik det stille og roligt der ud af. Vi kom tæt på en flok alke, de pingvin lignende fugle skvulpede rundt i de høje bølger. Jeg raftede op med Kay, og fik fisket spejlrefleks kameraet op. Som jeg skulle til at filme opdagede jeg at hukommelseskortet manglede. ”Amatør” konstaterede Kay tørt. Det var den eneste gang, på hele turen, at Kay ytrede noget negativt med hensyn til de mange film-stop vi gjorde under vejs… Jeg tager min saltplettede hat af for hans tålmod.

Vi fortsatte og den stenede kyst blev langsomt til sand. Efter tre en halv time var vi i Rønne og vinden havde lagt sig. ”Det her er det eneste vand vi ikke har haft på turen” sagde Kay, og han havde ret, for vandet var nærmest spejlblankt. Og vi gled uforstyrret afsted de sidste par hundrede meter i havn.

Jeg havde læst et sted på internettet at man kan få kajakkerne med på Bornholmsfærgen. Kundeservice, som vi havde ringet til dagen før, var heller ikke helt afvisende. Men som vi stod i billetsalget, med dryppende kajak tøj, var de ikke til at hugge eller stikke i. Kajakkerne skulle på trailer, bil, eller med fragtmand.

Heldigvis lå der en lastbilterminal i havnen. De grinede noget af os som vi troppede op og fortalte vores historie. Vi fik derefter lov til at få kajakkerne med lastbil (pisse billigt) til Avedøreholme ved København – Og, for at gøre det endnu bedre – så mødte vi en flink mand ved Rønne Roklub der lånte os en kajak vogn, så vi slap for at bære de tunge kajakker til terminalen. Længe leve alle de flinke mennesker der holder den positive energi flydende!

I Køge blev vi hentet i kajakhotellets bil af Kays kæreste Jenny. På vejen hjem snakkede vi om hvad konklusionen på denne tur måtte være:

Turen var en succes: Vi roede til Bornholm, havde det sjovt, lærte en masse og mødte en masse sjove mennesker. Filmmaterialet ser også ud til at holde…                                     Det var lidt surt at skulle vente 6-7 dage på en campingplads før vi kunne krydse over til Bornholm, men vi troede på projektet og vor tålmodighed blev belønnet i sidste ende.

Tak til alle jer der fulgte vores lille tur og tak til alle de søde mennesker vi mødte under vejs. Tak til Bixen og havnefogeden i Vang for deres gæstfrihed. Tak til Marie for festmiddag. Y gracias a Gaston Ugalde por la ayuda con las condiciones climáticas.

Specielt tak til Kajakhotellet for støtte og udstyr.

 

De gladeste hilsner Thor og Kay.

Ps: Logbog og udstyrsliste vil være at finde i nærmeste fremtid. Filmen kommer til efteråret.

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