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Wales is full of Swedes!!!

skapad 2012-11-19 i 'Green Adventures Blog'

 

Anglesey will never be the same. My friend Carin had invited 6 clients and friends to join us for 5 days of 4 Star Training with Nick and Wales really treated them nice. There was weather, of course, and most of the time it was pretty good weather too. One of the paddlers, Bengt, had been here 4 years ago and it was really fun to see him rediscovering the Welsh water running through the tide races. It looked like Bengt REALLY enjoyed the paddling over here, already from day one.

During the week, the group did lots of excersices from the 4 Star syllabus and MORE! The best thing with throwing a 4 Star Trainig during 5 days instead of just 3, is that it gives us all some slack in the planning. We can do more paddling, more tidal and chart planning, have more coffee breaks, do more surfing, rescue each other until we are exhausted, enjoy the wonderful sea cliffs longer, have a few more cups of tea, tow more and longer, eat more, (drink more?!?!?!?), capsize as much as we want and see more of Anglesey and the beautiful surroundings of the Snowdonia Mountains.

I think all of them learned something new during these days, at least that is what I hope. I very much enjoyed their company and it was fun days on the water. So thank you all for joining us and I hope to see you all again, maybe back here in Wales or in Sweden!

If you click the pictures, they will be presented in a light box.

Here's a presentation of the gang: Behind the plash we have Bengt Allebrink.

Here's a presentation of the gang: Behind the plash we have Bengt Allebrink.

And in the tumble dryer we have Mats Åkerlund.

And in the tumble dryer we have Mats Åkerlund.

Rolling in the surf is Birgitta Nielsen, as you all can see.

Rolling in the surf is Birgitta Nielsen, as you all can see.

Anna Nordström is letting the mascara go in the wave.

Anna Nordström is letting the mascara go in the wave.

Just underneath the camera lens, this is Erik Norefors.

Just underneath the camera lens, this is Erik Norefors.

And since Erik Johansson's half paddle is here, you all understand that he was also attending the course.

And since Erik Johansson's half paddle is here, you all understand that he was also attending the course.

Hiding his face in the foam is Nick.

Hiding his face in the foam is Nick.

Practial theory on land at Rhoscolyn.

Practial theory on land at Rhoscolyn.

Thanks Carin for a really fun week in the waves.

Thanks Carin for a really fun week in the waves.

And a BIG thanks to the whole gang! You can come back anytime! And I hope you will!  :-)

And a BIG thanks to the whole gang! You can come back anytime! And I hope you will! :-)

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