Krokstad Manor park lies beautifully along the old Vikings route by river Byälven. 19 persons from UMV Coating System AB met up for an adventurous kayaking trip. For most of them it was their first time to test a See Kayak.
Before launching we had to do some basic settings in the kayaks. Then a short “dry” lesson on shore about how to paddle and discussions about safety off shore.
Birgitta is giving some advice how to move/paddle safely together in a group. After a while we could start paddling with one instructor in the lead and one backing up the group from behind.
The guided tour followed gently down the stream to the turning point – a little island covered with trees. Then up stream behind a bigger island in a reed canal with a lot of singing birds around. We saw a lot of beaver tracks such as felled aspen trees and beaver paths on the shoreline.
Thank’s for good company! You learned very well in a very short time!
The first of June delivered extra good weather conditions for our premiere kayak course at Duse Udde lake Vänern. Five young men from Herrgårdsgymnasiet with their PE teacher made our day. After introduction about the kayak, canoeing and saftey on water we were ready to launch.
After some practise in the bay the guys felt comfortable to leave for a trip close to the shoreline.
Gentle paddling across the mouth of river Byälven, close to the reeds and rocks. After a while we had a nice break for snacks.
From sheltered waters we headed to more open waters. The group tested paddling in different wave and wind conditions. They developed their skills and began to act like a homogene group.
Time for lunch break! After the rest it was time to test the floats as we decided to make an open water crossing back to the starting point.
After 5 hours training the group had tested the basic tecniques of paddling and did very well. Thank you for nice company!