Kayaking and Resources

by phyllis on August 28, 2013

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Okay, this post is a bit of a hodge podge!

Kayaking

We heard from Leon, who purchased the Guide to assist in planning his kayak trip to Norway. Leon reports that the Guide is a good resource for kayaking but would be even better if it had

greater detail re tidal flow (horizontal) rates in the various crux areas. Widely available tide tables are great for tidal ranges but the actual flow rate of the tide in specific crux points is what’s often critical for sea kayakers as they plan trips.

He gives an example of the Lokksund ‘cut’ (Vol. II, p. 176), which

might be termed a crux point for sea kayakers. Knowing the flow rate here on approach, as well as the tidal range, would be critical for a timely and successful passage.

So, if any of you have this kind of information for such places along the coast, it would be a wonderful addition to the Guide.

Resources

This is just a quick plug to remind everyone of the resources available on the NCG site:

Voyage Accounts – links to logs and blogs by those of you who have cruised Norway and who are willing to share your stories with others. If you have an online log/blog about your voyage to Norway that isn’t listed here, please let us know and we’ll add a link to your story.

Voyage Planning – list of services/resources to help you plan your cruise to Norway in addition to all the great information that we provide in Vol. I of the Guide.

Free Waypoint File – don’t forget that we have all 950 harbour/anchorage waypoints from the Guide available for you to download into your chart plotter, Google Earth, or wherever.


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