Three feet above the North Sea

Germany-Travelogue  |  Travel time: June 2007  |  by Jörg Knorr

Heading on to the Nordfriesische Inseln

From Ehstensiel the way went on to the estuary of the river Elbe passing Büsum and then crossing to Neuwerk. Always through tideland which forces it´s rythm on every paddler. To go with the tide it sometimes becomes necessary to be in the kayak at 5:30 am. "Luckily the weather was with me." Equiped with GPS, seamaps, and tidemaps the hobby adventurer went his way. From Neuwerk he went on to Horumer Siel, passing Dorumer Neufeld. With this the estuary of the river Weser was passed too and the eastfrisian Islands lay ahead of Joerg Knorr.

with the current

with the current

lunch break

lunch break

light house at the island Neuwerk

light house at the island Neuwerk

... same lighthouse very early in the morning

... same lighthouse very early in the morning

cormorants nesting on a wreck

cormorants nesting on a wreck

seals at a sand bank

seals at a sand bank

hard working without water

hard working without water

narrow tidal creek

narrow tidal creek

light house at Dorumer Neufeld

light house at Dorumer Neufeld

© Jörg Knorr, 2007
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The trip
 
Description:
2 weeks, a kayak and the intention to paddle the German North Sea Cost. Sounds very simple. It is simple if you really want it and if you skilled enough to do it. A beautyful journey in a beautiful landscape. Very close to the nature.
Details:
Start of journey: Jun 01, 2007
Duration: 15 days
End of journey: Jun 15, 2007
Travelled countries: Germany
The Author
 
Jörg Knorr is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 16 years.
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