Category: Canoeing / Kayaking

Romuald Koperski – Solo Rowing Journey Across the Atlantic in 77 days

Polish adventurer Romuald Koperski completed his solo rowing journey across the Atlantic Ocean. After setting off from Las Galletas (Canary Islands, Spain) on 31st October in his one-man rowing boat Pianista (Pianist) he arrived on 16th January at Scarborough harbour in Tobago, an autonomous island within the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.
This route followed the historical trail of medieval sailing ships that were travelling from Europe to America in the past.
According to The Ocean Rowing Society he became 121st person ever to complete a solo rowing journey across the Atlantic from East to West. He is also the first Polish adventurer to row any ocean and the second Polish to complete a solo trip across any ocean. First Polish adventurer who completed solo journey across the Atlantic Ocean was kayaker Aleksander Doba who did it twice (2010 and 2013) and was named in 2014 Adventurer of the Year by National Geographic. READ MORE !

Canoe Trip Kolovesi-Joutenvesi-Linnansaari (64km), Finland

Kolovesi 001The Finnish Lakeland (Finnish: Järvi-Suomi) is the largest lake district in Europe. Nature-made labyrinth of 168’000 crystal-clear lakes and countless number of islands covered by unspoiled forest.
The fabulous landscapes of National Parks Linnansaari, Kolovesi and Nature Reserve Joutenvesi offer a paradise for paddlers. There is only one way to explore this area the right way – by kayak or canoe. Finnish Lakeland is also a home to the endangered freshwater Saimaa ringed seal. It is the only place in the world where they live. READ MORE !

Kayaking on the Ruda River, Poland

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Poland is one of the best kayaking destinations in Europe. There is Mazury (Masurian Lake District) in the north, also known as The Land of a Thousand Lakes, with endless kayaking routes where you can paddle for days or even weeks and also many, many great rivers for paddling.
Some of the river kayaking routes in Poland are considered as the most beautiful in Europe. The most popular routes are: Krutynia River, Biebrza River, Czarna Hańcza River and the Augustow Canal.
I was not aware that the Ruda River, which is located about 25km from my hometown, is one of the most interesting kayaking rivers in the south of Poland… READ MORE !

Canoe Trip Saimaa, Finland 2014

Saimaa 001After months of planning, organizing, dreaming about the Finnish wilderness and watching hundreds of pictures from different canoeing trips, the equipment was finally completed at it was time to leave to Finland. Into the wild :)I wish I had more time and more extensive budget for this trip but it was just about enough to have a great adventure in Finland. Middle of June is a perfect time to visit Saimaa Lake. The whether is relatively good and there are not many tourists around. In 6 days we have encountered only 2 groups of paddlers. READ MORE !

River Rafting Lutschine, Switzerland 2011

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The river Lütschine offers some of the best whitewater rafting in the Swiss Alps.
It starts below the Eiger North Face, continuous down the mountains and comes out into the Interlaken valley and the Lake of Brienz.
Some photographs and a movie from rafting adventure on the Lütschine river. READ MORE !!!