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Safety equipment for sea kayakers (Norwegian only, sorry)

For mange er det å dra på padletur utenfor allfarvei noe av det mest givende og spennende en kan holde på med. Det blir imidlertid fort alvor når uhellet skjer og turen ikke går som planlagt. Hva bør du ha med deg i kajakk og vest av sikkerhetsutstyr? Dette er et stort tema og hva du trenger kan variere avhengig av hvor du er og hvor lenge du skal være på tur. Det finnes dermed ingen fasit og du bør bruke det utstyret du selv synes fungerer bra. Hold utstyret enkelt og øv på å bruke det.

Tiden går fort ved hendelser. Har du det du trenger for å overleve et døgn ute med skadet padler?

Ifølge en undersøkelse NRK gjorde i 2014, kan utryknings- og reisetid for et legehelikopter ta opp til 90 minutter avhengig av hvor i landet du er. I løpet av denne tiden må du som turleder eller turkamerat kunne passe på den som trenger profesjonell hjelp. Det finnes mye bra utstyr der ute men du kan også lett lage eget utstyr til å reparere utstyr og mennesker.

Noe alle må ha med seg er førstehjelpsutstyr. Bruk gjerne en vanntett pakke kjøpt på apotek eller lignende. Ta imidlertid ut innholdet og gjør deg kjent med det. Jeg har med meg en større boks som ligger i kajakken og en liten pose som jeg har i vesten. I vesten har jeg bandasje, elektriker tape og en munn til munn maske. Bandasjen er til blødninger på hender og hodet, elektriker tape er til sår på hender mens munn til munn masken er for egen sikkerhet hvis hjerte-lungeredning er nødvendig.

Har du det nødvendige utstyret til å fikse skadet padler og kajakk ute på havet?

I den større boksen med førstehjelp som ligger i kajakken har jeg:
– Bandasjer til å stoppe blødninger
– Sportstape, dette kan det gå veldig mye av i en reel situasjon, ha med flere ruller
– Sterile kompresser til å legge over sår før bandasjen settes på
– Trekanttørkler til å lage fatle eller bruke som bandasje
– Skylleveske og pyrisept til sårvask
– Sårvask servietter til rensing av sår og egne hender
– Plaster til små sår
– Førstehjelpssaks
– Hansker i latex eller plast
– Samsplint spjelk til bruk ved benbrudd eller vrikking av ledd
– Et sortiment av smertestillende som Ibux og Paracet

Et triks er å ha ekstra hodelykt, fyrstikker, batterier og varmeposer i førstehjelpsskrinet. Varmeposene er gode å ha når faren for hypotermi er til stede og de kan også brukes til å holde liv i en smarttelefon når det virkelig gjelder.

I tillegg til dette har jeg en vindsekk til å søke ly fra elementene. Vindsekken har plass til flere personer eller det kan brukes til å pakke inn en skadet person i en slags “taco-wrap”. Vindsekken er laget for å reflektere varme og sammen med et liggeunderlag er dette livreddende utstyr. Ikke bare er dette livreddende utstyr, men det er også riktig trivelig å bruke den ved matpauser på land.

Førstehjelpsutstyret skal hovedsakelig stoppe blødninger og holde en person varm til hjelp utenifra kommer.

Når du venter på hjelp utenfra må du si i fra hvor du befinner deg. Telefon og VHF kan brukes for å oppgi kartkoordinater eller stedsnavn. Det finnes også apper som oppgir koordinatene du befinner deg på. Det er kanskje unødvendig å si det, men telefoner kan gå tomme for strøm, mangle dekning eller bli så kalde at de ikke fungerer. Kart og kompass imidlertid krever kun at du følger med på hvor du er og at du kan lese stedsnavn eller koordinater. Har du veldig lyst så kan du skaffe deg en nødpeilesender. Denne kan sende melding til alarmsentraler via satellitt om hvor du befinner deg.

For å løse hendelser ute på vannet må du ha med deg en utstyr festet på kajakken eller i vesten. Noe de fleste har er taueline. Gjør deg kjent med denne ved å teste den ved jevne mellomrom. Tauelina fungerte kanskje godt for et år siden, men det er ingen garanti for at den fortsatt gjør det. Tauelina skal være klar til å festes på en annen kajakk i løpet av noen sekunder. Er den ikke det bør du finne ut av hvorfor og utføre utbedringer. I tillegg til lang taueline bør du ha med en kort taueline med to karabinkroker som er festet foran på dekk eller som en cow tail festet til vesten. Denne skal bl.a. brukes til å raskt taue kajakk eller menneske bort fra en fare. Igjen gjør deg kjent med utstyret og bruk det regelmessig.

 

Reparasjonsutstyret skal kunne midlertidig fikse problemer som hull i kajakk og ødelagt senkekjøl.

Man kan utføre mange midlertidige reparasjoner av kajakk og utstyr på vannet. Dette er veldig praktisk hvis det å lande er umulig p.g.a. vær eller fordi det ikke finnes landingssteder der du er. Har du følgende i vesten kan du løse mye på vannet:
– Denso tape. Laget for å tette vannrør. Tapen fungerer i det våte element og kan midlertidig tette lekkasjer i kajakken.
– Nøttepirker. Brukt av klatrere for å pirke ut sikringer. Kan også brukes til å pirke ut senkekjøler som har låst seg fast.
– En stropp. Brukes til å tvinge inn en senkekjøl som har låst seg fast i ut-posisjon.
– Vanntett duk og strikk. Brukes hvis man mister en luke. Fest duken over luka og stram strikken rundt.
– Plast folie. Del en rull med plastfolie i passende størrelse. Kan brukes til å surre rundt en kajakk for å tette en luke eller små lekkasjer i skroget. Kan også brukes til, blødninger, brannsår, fatle eller lage tau.

Selv om jeg har dette i vesten tar jeg også med et større reparasjonskit i kajakken til bruk på land. Her har jeg:
– Hurtigepoksi
– Glassfiber
– Skiftenøkkel
– Superlim
– Sandpapir
– Gelcoat
– Gaffatape
– Multiverktøy
– Skruer og muttere

Selv med alt dette utstyret har du god plass til alt du trenger for overnatte ute, mat og drikke, klær, fotoutstyr og mye mer. Jeg har fått bruk for nesten alt reparasjonsutstyret på turene mine. Førstehjelpsutstyret har jeg heldigvis sjeldent fått bruk for, men det er uansett alltid med da jeg vet jeg kommer til å få bruk for det før eller siden.

Remote beaches in Lofoten

Here’s a short review of some great beaches on the west coast of Moskenes island in Lofoten.

The west coast of Moskenes island is remote and isolated with no roads. Access to these beaches is only through hiking, sea kayaking or boat.

All of these beaches used to have settlements before the inhabitants moved to more central areas in the 1950s.

Some of the beaches are huge and ancient. They have been around a long time and are surrounded by some of the oldest mountains on this planet. They are a bit harder to get to, but they are great to camp on and the midnight sun can create long lasting memories as it paints the sky and landscape orange. Watertemperature? Cold!

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Bunes beach

Accessible by ferry or sea kayak from Reine, Bunes beach is one of the more popular and accessible beaches. It has a fresh water source, toilet and plenty of campsites. Privacy is usually not a problem here as it’s such a huge beach. It’s also possible to hike up to nearby peaks, such as Helvetestinden.

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Looking down on Bunes beach from Helvetestinden.
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Tentview towards the midnight sun.
From Helvettestinden.
From Helvetestinden.
A campsite near Bunes beach.
A campsite near Bunes beach.
With good weather the beach can be spectacular.
With good weather the beach can be spectacular.

 

Horseid beach

Accessible by ferry from Reine and a following one hour hike. This beach is one of the least visited beaches. There is fresh water near the beach. Horseid beach is the largest beach.

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Looking down on Horseid beach from Branntuva ridge, a great hike from Horseid.
Hiking towards Horseid beach.
Hiking towards Horseid beach.
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Exploring the huge Horseid beach.

 

Kvalvika beach

Without doubt the most visited beach, This is mostly due to that it’s easily accessible by a short hike. Kvalvika has also recently received attention from the movie “North of the sun”.  There is a fresh water source on the beach. Excpect many visitors on this beach.

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During summertime you may have trouble finding a good campsite.
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Peaceful one moment and rough the next. Conditions can change within minutes.
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Sea kayaking to this beach is only for those who knows what they are doing. The conditions can be rough.

 

Refsvika beach

Only accessible by boat or sea kayak. A long and steep hike from Å is possible but only for the most dedicated hiker. The beach is small and surrounded by steep mountains. There is a cave nearby with 2-3000 year old paintings. There used to be a settlement here and you can see the remains.

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Sea kayaking here requires planning and preparation. It’s not for beginners.
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One of several caves on the west coast of Moskenes.
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Looking down into a cave on the west coast of Moskenes.
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Inside one of several caves on the west coast.
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Guided sea kayak tours + photo workshop in Lofoten

Information booklet in PDF:
Guided sea kayak tours

Click here for our Facebook info page.

 

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Kajakk Nord in cooperation with photographer Tomasz Furmanek, Hattvika Lodge and Ut i Lofoten is inviting you to 5 days of kayaking in Lofoten.

Price: 9.999 NOK
Dates: 27-31 July and 3-7 August 2015

To sign up click here.

Accomodation and base camp will be at Hattvika Lodge, Ballstad in Lofoten. From here we will explore the Lofoten islands on daytrips. All trips will take advantage of the weather conditions. This means we are flexible to choose the best route available to us. There will be opportunities to explore mountains and coastline on foot as well.

Experienced required:
Trips are aimed at beginners and above. You should know how to self rescue and buddy rescue or be willing to learn this after arrival in Lofoten with the guide.  All trips will be held at an appropriate level dependent upon the skill level of the group.

What is included:
Accomodation at Hattvika Lodge in Ballstad Lofoten.
Guided day trips.
A sea kayak (P&H Scorpio, Seabird Explorer, Winner).
Spray deck.
Food, self served breakfast and lunch, ready made hot meals for dinner.

Not included and must be brought:
– Dry suit or wetsuit for paddling.
– Paddle.
– Safety west.
– Warm clothing. Even though it is summer in Northern Norway you should bring a set of warm and windproof clothing, as it can get cold.
– Any other sea kayaking gear you prefer to use which is not mentioned in the ‘what is included’ section.

Photo workshop:
– Photography gear for kayaking: GOPRO , compacts cameras and DSLR’s, Dryboxes and divehouses
– Practical advice for photographing in a wet environment
– Style and composition
– Photographing at sunset and sunrise
– Photographing campsites at night
– Post-processing
– Photography in social media
– Practical tips and tricks

Itinerary (dependent on conditions):
Day 1: Arrival at Hattvika Lodge. Orientation and sorting out sea kayaking equipment.  A trip with the sea kayak for those who have time.

Day 2: Daytrip along the coast.

Day 3: A paddle through Nappstraumen to Vikbukta. We will let the tidal current work in our favour in both directions this day. For those willing, a guided hike to Himmeltinden is highly recommended. This takes approximately 3 hours up and down.

Day 4: Daytrip along the coast.

Day 5: Departure day. One last paddle for those who have time.

Getting there:
There are several ways to arrive to Ballstad. The easiest way is airtravel via Bodø (www.sas.com or www.norwegian.com) and connect with www.wideroe.no to Leknes airport. Leknes have several arrivals with good connections from Bodø airport.

If sea travel is more convenient, Hurtiruten (www.hurtigruten.com/no/norskekysten/) is a good alternative as it arrives the local village Stamsund at 1900 and departures in south direction at 2230

If you travel by car, the ferry (http://www.torghatten-nord.no/english/) from Bodø to Moskenes (Å) is a good alternative. Several departures a day.

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If you travel by airplane or by Hurtiruten, transportation from airport (Leknes) or shipdock (Stamsund) is included. Pickup/ return service is included.

Hattvika Lodge – private restaurant – activities year round!

Hattvika Lodge offers the ultimate facilities for small private groups or corporate business events in authentic surroundings in Ballstad, Lofoten. We offer activities at sea or in the mountains year around and the location is private and only for you!

Ballstad has been fishing for several centuries. The harbour is a safe haven surrounded by wonderful mountain that invites active activities and gives a fantastic overview of Lofoten. Right on our doorstep in Hattvika is some of the best fishing grounds in Lofoten, We say; Welcome Ski & Fishing!

For seakayaking, Hattvika is close to perfect as you have the sea on your doorstep. Right outside Ballstad you find thousands of islets and reefs on the inner shore of Lofoten. We truly welcomes you together with KayakNord and Tomasz Furmanek to this event.

For adittional information see: http://www.hattvikalodge.no/#!home/cotz

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Nærøyfjord

This fjord is located in western Norway and it´s the narrowest fjord in Norway. At the narrowest it´s 250 meters wide while the mountains soar 1761 meters above sea level.

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From a sea kayaking perspective this fjord offers steep mountains, several big waterfalls, great campsites, great hikes, harbour porpoises (phocoena phocoena) and the possibility of having this fjord all to yourself.

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One of the larger waterfalls in the Nærøyfjord.

That last point will prove tricky during the summer months as the small towns of Flåm and Gudvangen are overrun with tourists wanting to see the fjords onboard ferries, speedboats and sea kayaks. Campsites during that period can be packed with boy scouts from Great Britain, while boats full of chinese tourists on a fjord safari sail by your overrun campsite every hour. Not exactly what you expected. I recommend you to visit this fjord outside june and july. The months of April, may, august and september can be great weather wise in this region.

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The Nærøyfjord in May, just before the fjord is overrun with tourists.

There are three different starting points for a sea kayak trip to the Nærøyfjord. The towns of Gudvangen, Flåm and Undredal all offers good starting points. If you have two cars, paddling from Gudvangen to Flåm is possible as an overnight trip. The good bits is basically between Gudvangen and Undredal.

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This campsite is marked as campsite 1 on the map. It is one of the better ones and frequently used during the summer months.
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Campsite 1

There are alternatives to camping on the more well known campsites. If you don´t mind hiking it´s possible to hike up the Stigen homestead and find a suitable campsite above the homestead. Just follow the trail past the homestead and you´ll find suitable spots to camp.

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A possible campsite above the Stigen homestead.

If you keep following the trail you´ll come to the Beitelen lookout point. From here you can see where Sognefjord, Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord meets.

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Beitelen lookout point.

In addition to the many tourists in the fjord during the summer months, other annoyances include the goats near the Stigen homestead. They are extremely keen on nibbling and tasting you and your equipment.

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Nibbling goats.

This fjord is worth visiting in a sea kayak. Check the weather and go outside the busy season and you may have a really good sea kayaking experience.

Depending on how warm your sleeping bag is or how well you manage in colder climates, the months of may to september can be good for being outdoors in this region.

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Spectacular scenery in the Nærøyfjord.

 

Here´s a video from the fjord:

 

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Media discovers sea kayaking

My friend and co-paddler on many trips, Tomasz Furmanek, has received alot of publicity from kayaking trips done together with me and others.

His photos captures awesome moments from some of the coolest places to kayak in Norway.

The following media has been running this case recently:

The Daily Mail
The Telegraph
Grind TV
Daily Star
NRK
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Behind the paddle a chat with Tomasz Furmanek

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Fuerteventura and Lanzarote

During august 2013 I decided to go for a solo kayaking trip to Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. These are Spanish islands part of the Canary Islands, located just off the northwest coast of Africa, 100 kilometers off Morocco.

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The guys at Kayak Fuerteventura, helped me plan the trip and rented me a kayak and paddles. Everything else I brought from Norway. This of course included a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, freeze dried meals, clothes, kayaking gear and various other stuff necessary to live off the grid for a few days. I had to buy a stove and gas canister in Fuerteventura, as the one I brought was not compatible with the canisters available in Fuerteventura.

The weather forecast was good for the next four days. However, as I was to find out, the wind would pick up and the waves would be a challenge.

The tide difference would be about 3 meters as it was full moon during my kayaking trip. This I did not consider a risk on this trip. My main concern was wave height, breaking waves and wind. Fuerteventura is known as a haven for wind sports, but high winds would mean big waves and at best hard work, and at worst dangerous conditions. The east coast is in general more protected compared to the west coast, where the coast is more remote, has fewer landing spots, is less populated and more exposed to the sea. Truth be told I want to paddle the west coast, but this is an expedition not done alone, but with a group of experienced paddlers.

My plan was to paddle from Corralejo in the north, over to the south east coast of Lanzarote. I would then return to the sand dunes south of Corralejo and be driven down to Las Salinas and continue on to Las Playitas in the south. The main reason for the drive, was to avoid the less scenic part of the east coast.

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Crossing over to Lanzarote

 

I began the crossing over to Lanzarote in perfect conditions with very calm waters. The crossing is about 12 kilometres and took about 2 hours. I followed the craggy, steep and wild coast until I reached a black beach located about 1 km from the village of Playa Quemada.

East coast of Lanzarote
East coast of Lanzarote
A suitable beach to land on
A suitable beach to land on
First campsite, Lanzarote
First campsite, Lanzarote

 

I returned the next day to begin the crossing back to Fuerteventura. The wind and waves had picked up and I also hit a current moving east. There was a belt close to Fuerteventura where the current was faster and the waves were taller, compared to other places on the crossing. I did feel very small and at some times stupid to expose myself to such conditions. The waves were about 1,5 meters and some were breaking. Looking back I realise I was outside my comfort zone at the time. The risks were in fact higher than what I was comfortable with handling.

Reaching Lobos Island
Reaching Lobos Island

 

In any case I was glad to reach the small island of Lobos, northeast of Fuerteventura. I landed at a sheltered beach, where I met up with Jorge and Juan from Kayak Fuerteventura for a summary of the trip so far. They were there guiding tourists in kayaks. After an update on weather  we departed and I headed on towards the sand dunes on Fuerteventura.

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Meeting up with Jorge and Jose on Lobos island

 

I met up with Juan, who drove me to my campsite where the road ended, south of Las Salinas. The full moon was shining bright and the desert landscape was glowing in its silvery light. It was great sitting there, reflecting on the trip so far.

Campsite number two, Fuerteventura
Campsite number two, Fuerteventura

 

The next day the 1,5 meter waves and strong wind was back, and I had a bumpy ride until lunch time at a wild area called Jacomar. After passing Jacomar the waves and wind calmed a lot down, making the rest of the trip a lot more enjoyable. The landscape was getting steeper and taller. It almost reminded me of the steep fjords we have in Norway, except the landscape here was dry and brown instead of green and wet.

A bumpy morning ride
A bumpy morning ride
Lunch at Jacomar
Lunch at Jacomar
Rock gardens on the east coast of Fuerteventura
Rock gardens on the east coast of Fuerteventura
A fisherman`s shelter at a remote spot on the east coast of Fuerteventura
A fisherman`s shelter at a remote spot on the east coast of Fuerteventura
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Punta Del Jurado, Fuerteventura

 

For a change I received some following wind and sea on the last stretch before Las Playitas. I was paddling along at about 10 km/h, double of what I normally do.

I arrived at Las Playitas and Jorge picked up the kayak later that day. Fuerteventura can be a really challenging place to sea kayak. I`ve explored parts of the west coast on foot, and it is wild! A sea kayak expedition there is on my bucket list. I just need someone else to join me for a week or so.

The village of Las Playitas
The village of Las Playitas

 

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Lofoten

Lofoten is one of the most exciting sea kayak destinations to explore in Norway.

During July 2014 Tomasz Furmanek (www.furmanek.com) and I had the opportunity to paddle from the small island of Vaeroy up along the uninhabited west coast of Lofoten to the small town of Ramberg.

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The plan was to paddle from Værøy, cross the Mosken tidal current and explore the exposed west coast of Lofoten.

Værøy is a beautiful island with many sea eagles, puffins, numerous other kind of birds and lots of fish. There are white beaches with no one on them, awesome campsites and fantastic mountain peaks from where you can see Røst to the south and Moskenes island to the North.

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Campsite on Værøy
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Exploring Værøy on foot as the midnight sun is shining
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From a peak on Værøy, looking south.
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Værøy padling

 

On day 2 we had nearly circumnavigated Værøy island and we were ready to begin the crossing of the Mosken tidal current north of Vaeroy. However, the weather had other plans for us, as thick fog and strong wind moved in from the west. Visibility was poor and unacceptable for crossing this tidal current. We had to pitch our tents and wait another 12 hours before conditions were acceptable.

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Landing in thick fog

 

The word maelstrom originates from the Norse word of male, which means to grind. The Moskenstraumen or Mosken tidal current, was in the old days marked on maps with enormous whirlpools and dragons. The phenomenon has also been described by poets, explorers and authors as something very dangerous. It seems this may have created an undeserving reputation, as it is possible to cross it with a sea kayak.
The Mosken tidal current forms between the small island of Mosken and the larger island of Moskenes. As the tide pulls and push a large amount of water through the narrow and shallow Mosken strait, the water speeds up through this overfall. At its strongest the tidal current forms a system of eddies and currents which, given rough conditions, is risky to cross with a sea kayak. However, given low waves, low wind, good visibility and good weather the tidal current can be crossed fairly easily.

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Approaching the Mosken island in the middle of the Moskenes strait.

 

Given that all the risks above are eliminated, there only remains the risk created by the tidal current itself. So how is it possible to eliminate this remaining risk? It is essential to understand how tide and this specific tidal current works.

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Looking over to Mosken island and Moskenes Island from Værøy island. The Mosken tidal current is between the Mosken island and Moskenes island.

 

The tide moves in and out with an interval of 6 hours. So after high tide, low tide occurs after 6 hours.

The flow (speed) of the tide increases with 1/12 of the total difference between low and high tide in the first hour.
The second hour = 2/12.
The third hour = 3/12.
Fourth hour = 3/12.
Fifth hour = 2/12.
Sixth hour = 1/12.

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Landing on the small Mosken island for a break.

 

In Lofoten the total difference between low and high tide is about 3 meters. So in the first hour after high tide, the water level decreases with 1/12 of 3 meters. So the water level will decrease in the following manner:

First hour: 1/12 of 3 meters = 25 cm
Second hour 2/12 of 3 meters = 50 cm
Third hour: 3/12 of 3 meters = 75 cm
Fourth hour: 3/12 of 3 meters = 75 cm
Fifth hour: 2/12 of 3 meters = 50 cm
Sixth hour: 1/12 of 3 meters = 25 cm

So, knowing this we can see that the third and fourth hour is when the flow of the tide is the fastest, while the first and sixth hour is the slowest. The first and sixth hour is of course when the tide is turning, and hence there will be a brief moment when the tide is standing still before it starts moving in the opposite direction again.

Knowing this we have to find out how the tide behaves locally at the Mosken tidal current. There is a Norwegian Pilot guide (a rather large PDF document, see page 234) which describes in Norwegian the Mosken tidal current in detail. According to the pilot guide, the Mosken tidal current turns 1,5 hours before high tide and 4,5 hours after high tide. Knowing this we can use the tide chart for Bodø and plan to be in the middle of the tidal current either 1,5 hours before high tide or 4,5 hours after high tide.

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In the middle of the Mosken tidal current, low tide.

 

We left Værøy at 10 am and paddled over to the small Mosken island in the middle of the Moskenes strait. At Mosken island we took a long break waiting for the optimal time to make the crossing to Moskenes island.

The crossing itself went fine as all the risks above had been eliminated with careful planning and favourable conditions. The crossing would not have been attempted if any of the above risks had been unacceptable. This place can kill you and it is certainly not worth risking anything, to cross this tidal current. As we were crossing we noticed that waves were moving in a very gentle current. There were a few hotspots where eddies and stronger currents formed. I can imagine these hotspots will be rough when the flow is at its strongest in the third and fourth hour. The waves were mostly 0,5 meters with some 1 meter waves. All in all it went well and we felt in control.

After arriving on the uninhabited and exposed west coast of Moskenes island we landed at Refsvika for a snack and a rest.

 

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Refsvika

 

Our aim, due to pretty much perfect conditions, was to paddle as far as we could in order to avoid being stuck due to bad conditions. So we paddled on towards Bunes beach, which we knew had water and a possible escape by portage to civilisation if conditions turned ugly.

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Reaching Moskenes island after crossing over from Mosken island.

 

The west coast is wild and truly an awesome place to be. There are several large caves and tall, steep, craggy mountains all along the coast.

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One of several caves along the west coast of Lofoten.

 

We arrrived at Bunes beach 11 hours after leaving Vaeroy island. The midnight sun was shining from a blue sky and we were two very happy and tired paddlers sipping whiskey and soaking up the atmosphere.

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Approaching the Bunes beach,
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Campsite at Bunes beach.
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Enjoying the midnight sun view.

 

The next day, fog was forecasted to set in at 3 pm. We knew that part of the trip would be encased in fog, so we started early towards Ramberg.

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We just had to stop at the Horseid beach, it is awesome.
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The fog moved fast at 3 pm, exactly as forecasted.
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Staying close to land due to fog

 

After a couple of hours in the fog, it cleared as the wind picked up. We ended the journey with some following wind and waves, allowing us to surf towards our destination. A great end to a fantastic, challenging and most memorable kayaking experience.

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Surfing towards our destination in Ramberg.

 

Here’s a video from the trip:

 

And here´s a video from a trip done in July 2015 in the same area:

 

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