Kayaking

From the canals of the Spreewald Biosphere Reserve to the largest lake in Switzerland

Baltic Sea Camping at Ostsee-Camp Kliff

Have you ever wondered what it's like camping in Germany?  Or are you planning your own camping trip and want to know what to expect?  After an inordinate amount of effort on our part, we can now answer that.  We finally camped in Germany in a straight-up legi...
kayaking the Werra River

Kayaking the Werra River

Several weeks ago, Travis and I drove over to Kiessee, a small lake in Göttingen, to meet some folks from the Göttinger Paddler-Club. Hanging out on the club's deck at the lake for well over an hour, we chatted with Robert, one of the organizers, and several o...
Oru kayaking on Lake Gruyere, Switzerland

An Oru Maiden Voyage

Lake Gruyere is the second largest reservoir in Switzerland.  It stretches for 13.5 km from just south of the small university town of Fribourg nearly to the town of Broc, home of the country's famous Nestlé chocolate factory.  An artificial lake, it was creat...
Our new Oru kayaks in Switzerland

Taking The Oru Plunge

One year, 3 months, and 21 days ago, I watched with a heavy heart as my beautiful blue Dagger Blackwater kayak went home with a new owner.  Completely taken aback by how emotional I was to part with it, I wondered when during our nine years of adventures toget...