The weather conditions proved to be challenging... Excellent paddling conditions resulted in assessments for the Dutch 4* and 5* skill levels.
The conditions on the campsite were equally challenging. A lot of rain pouring down between sunny spells, turning the grass fields into swamp and the sandy road into 'rodeo alley'.
Ronald Frijhoff, not yet a sea kayaker, cheered us up by his daily cartoons, perfectly depicting 'Peddelpraat Zeekamp' tradition. And what about the chicken? Well, you should have listened to Albert-Jan's weather lecture !
Saturday 30 July 2005
Sunday 31 July
CG 12hr: W/SW-4/5 occasionally 6 veering W/NW increasing 6/7.
CG 24hr: W/NW-5/6 first 7 veering NW-4/5.
Monday 1 August 2005
CG 12hr: W/NW-4/5 decreasing 3/4.
CG 24hr: NW-3/4.
Tuesday 2 August 2005
CG 12hr: NW-2/4 backing SW.
CG 24hr: SW-2/4 increasing 3/4.
Wednesday 3 August 2005
CG 12hr: S/SW-5/6 veering W/NW.
CG 24hr: W/NW 4/5 possibly occasionally 6.
Thursday 4 August 2005
CG 12hr: W/NW-4/5 first occasionally 6 later backing W.
CG 24hr: W-4/5 backing SW later increasing 5/6 later.
Friday 5 August 2005
CG 12hr: SW-4/5 increasing 5/6 veering W/NW.
CG 24hr: NW-5/6 decreasing 4/5.
Saturday 6 August
CG 12hr: NW-4/5.
CG 24hr: NW-4/5.
© A.M. Schoevers
Cartoons are by courtesy of Ronald Frijhoff
An article (in Dutch language) appeared in the newspaper "Wieringermeerbode" of August 5th, 2005.