First day - Miedzyrzecz

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waiting for other mates
Kayaking is always fun... hm... maybe it's not THAT good when it's raining;)
I woke up very early :// cuz the start of todays rout was sheduled on 9.00 and i had still some 70km to go, but first service at my church since it's holyday:) then i had to borrow a towel at friends, cuz i relized that i've forgotten my own (as always! i'm starting to think that the towels don't like me that much as i do like them;) and there was no time to go back home). I should have gone to the petrol station the day before as well:// but it was still early and holyday, the traffic was ok (they all were sleeping - lucky them!;) I got exactly route description so i didn't get lost, cuz i was there for the first time. When i came to the camping they were almost ready to go.
breakfast
I made it on time!
We went with the cars to the place where the kayaks were waiting for us, the drivers went back and were taken by one big car of the kayaks-owner again to the river, so that we didn't have to worry about cars. The main group was waiting for drivers at the river. Then we started getting borred so u could listen: "hwo want's some chocolate?", "who want's a sandwich" and similar calling some food names (LOL).
When the whole group was there we got into the kayaks (some of us - and me as well - had our own kayaks only for ourselves so those lucky few could go much faster than the others).
We was going on the quite wide river (as for kayaking) so it was not hard and the water level was high - where there were usualy some fallen trees and u had to go under or over them getting off the kayak climbing over the fallen tree and getting in again - now we could just flow over them.
waiting for the rest of th egroup
Sometimes we got stuck on a fallen tree, but some fast moves forward and back and again (you know what i'm talking about here ;) helped to force the 'natural obstacle'. Then after some 10 km or so near the town of Miedyrzecz we saw a huge dam made of branches, limbs, sticks and all other plants material. It seemed to be save when going on it, and we tryed to climb on it and push our kayaks over but it was not that save, i fell into the dam, in the mud hahaha. I was the first who was trying to win with the dam. Dirty and wet but i managed it! hahaha. Some others did make it staying dry, but few fell into the water (like Pegazy - both of them haha), so that they were completely wet hahaah! Kasia lost her shoes in the mud! It was fun, it might look bad, but at the end it was just a big fun.
still waiting
And the day was not that cold so we got dry in no time at all:)
In Miedzyrzecz we made a stop for drink and eat something. Who wanted went to the pub or resto - some of us were chilling just at the river on the meadow. In the town there was an old castle, so we visited it and stayed for a beer and coffe at the castle-bar.

The second part of todays route were leading us home, which means our camping place:).
There were again some little problems with fallen trees or underwater roots but much bigger problem was that we ran out of non-alcohol drinks!! The only liquid (non counting river water;) that we had was beer, haha. But u may believe me or not - we got by! ;)

As we arrived - it was not later than 18 or so. We made a camp fire, one buddy asked "who wants something from the town, i'm gonna shopping" and we got our stuff for the evening. The evenings at the fire on the camping place look always the same: laugh, jokes, beer, scrimmings and again, laugh, jokes, beer... untill u get to tired and in some magic and unkown way u find ur tent ... or not;)

PaulT says:
awesome! sounds like somethin i'd love 2 do! ;)
Posted on: Sep 09, 2008
ejames01 says:
Sounds like a lot of fun!!
Posted on: Sep 07, 2008
sincitytraveler says:
Very cool blog Jegs sounds like it was alot of fun! :)
Posted on: Sep 07, 2008
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waiting for other mates
waiting for other mates
breakfast
breakfast
waiting for the rest of th egroup
waiting for the rest of th egroup
still waiting
still waiting
the first kayak on water:)))
the first kayak on water:)))
first drink;)
first drink;)
they r following us...
they r following us...
see, whos leadding? hahaha
see, who's leadding? hahaha
...paparazzi
...paparazzi
hi there!
hi there!
the first big obstacle
the first big obstacle
trees at the river
trees at the river
go away, this is my river:P
go away, this is my river:P
here its me with my pants already…
here it's me with my pants alread…
food;)
food;)
Miedzyrzecz from the water perspec…
Miedzyrzecz from the water perspe…
Doggy met at the meadow in Miedzyr…
Doggy met at the meadow in Miedzy…
the city hall of Miedyrzecz
the city hall of Miedyrzecz
enterring the castle caffe
enterring the castle caffe
my mates
my mates
me on the daisy meadow at the cast…
me on the daisy meadow at the cas…
the castle
the castle
:P
:P
at the castle
at the castle
passing by at the castle, bye-bye!
passing by at the castle, bye-bye!
im not sure what i thought here;)
i'm not sure what i thought here;)
unknown church
unknown church
Chestnut - its strange. You dont…
Chestnut - it's strange. You don'…
when the river is narrow its easy…
when the river is narrow it's eas…
another hard piece of tree
another "hard piece of tree"
but not here!
but not here!
trying to get over the fallen tree
trying to get over the fallen tree
just Jegs
just Jegs
almost Amazonas;)
almost Amazonas;)
happy to get dry over a tree again…
happy to get dry over a tree agai…
catch me if u can:P
catch me if u can:P
hey, u r not sleeping in ur kayak?…
hey, u r not sleeping in ur kayak…
river sign
river sign
home sweet home
home sweet home
tents
tents
another group just came to the cam…
another group just came to the ca…
this is our tent village
this is our tent village
and whos the most hungry?
and who's the most hungry?
kielbasa:))))
kielbasa:))))
and the magic camp fire
and the magic camp fire
magic fire
magic fire
Dobranoc ( = good night)
Dobranoc ( = good night)
Miedzyrzecz
photo by: jegs76