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    In the middle of the sea strait my tiller extension comes loose. That means I can't steer anymore, and will have to rebuild from being a sailing boat to being a paddle boat. The last coaster has passed a while ago, but these things are very fast, and they don't see me. I talk to myself. Don't start thinking now Koos, but act. Stay low in the boat and just do it. Act. Now. By racing with my canoe rebuilding is fast, but without sail up, the boat turns broadside to the waves. It doesn't help there is a swell of 1-2 metres as well.

    Paddling works, but except for comforting numbers on my gps watch there doesn't seem to be much progress. All the water around is moving, and the island I aim for doesn't seem to get closer. My watch had a route, but because the plan had to be changed it is a guess where to go. There are two maps on board, but I don't have a hand available to fetch them. No chance. One wrong wave, or a paddle out of the water at the wrong moment means going for a swim. I don't want that there. I just want to cross this strait, fast.

    Quite a heavy start for a week long paddle and sailing trip, but the winds got lighter, and the weather improved to being perfect... This is a 3 part video diary of a trip by sailing canoe to the "South Sea" of Denmark. Hope you like it!

    Day 1_3
    Day 4_5
    Day 6_7
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    Canoe sailing trips:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/winnips

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    I watched these as I had my breakfast. Thoroughly entertaining. You have a great style of presentation and narrative.

    Looked like a fantastic trip. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

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    Thanks Big Al! Guess what, I'll be back there next week [grin]
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    Canoe sailing trips:
    https://www.youtube.com/user/winnips

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildetukker View Post
    Thanks Big Al! Guess what, I'll be back there next week [grin]
    Can't blame you for that. It's definitely worth going back before winter sets in. Have a great trip.
    Big Al.

    Only when the last tree has died
    and the last river been poisoned
    and the last fish been caught
    will we realise we cannot eat money.
    ~Cree Indian Proverb

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    Good videos - it looks a great place for a canoe sailing holiday. Thanks.

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    Excellent videos. I'm jealous of your filming & editing skills. Let alone sailing your canoe across what looks like busy waterways.

    What was the poem spoken in English in the last video at the end?
    http://www.davidwperry.blogspot.co.uk/

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