About Axel Schoevers
BCU Level 4 Sea Coach / Assessor 4 Sea / 5* Sea
NKB Hoofdinstructeur Zeekajakvaren
About the Netherlands
The western and northern shores of the Netherlands face the North Sea. Germany is on the eastern border and Belgium is in the south. The southwest (Zeeland estuaries) and the north (Waddenzee) are prime sea kayaking areas. Planning a trip there involves taking tides, currents and the weather into consideration. Apart from the natural beauty, paddling in these areas is therefore a navigational challenge and requires good judgment of ones own ability. The Netherlands has numerous lakes, rivers and canals that offer interesting and scenic routes along the cultural, historic and industrial heritage of the Netherlands.
Check out information on the Netherlands.
About this website
Over the years I have made many sea kayaking trips. I keep a diary or log on most of my trips. A number of the trip reports resulted in articles for the club newsletter "Peddelpraat".
The trip reports are now on-line and are organized chronologically; from recent to old. Recent trip reports are in Englisch language, older ones are in Dutch language.
A chosen trip report is shown in the main browser window. The website menu can be made available again by clicking the "Back" (Terug) link. The text is shown in the right-hand-side frame. Pictures are shown in the left-hand-side frame; one at the time and preloading the next. Some pictures are shown automatically after a 10-second interval (slide-show). Pictures and text are sometimes interlinked. Clicking on a paragraph link in the text frame will show the accompanying picture in the picture frame. Clicking through the pictures with "Previous" (Vorige), "First" (Eerste) or "Next" (Volgende) links might jump to the accompanying paragraph in the text. Clicking on a picture will show a high resolution picture in a separate window. Clicking on the "Index" link will show thumbnails of all pictures in a separate window. Because of webspace considerations not all high resolution pictures are available on-line.
The required screen resolution is '800 by 600 pixels' with at least 256 colours. The trip reports are optimized for a screen resolution of '1024 by 768 pixels' and '16-bit color'.
- Displaying an arrow on 'MouseOver' events in menu frames.
- Displaying "date last modified" below documents.
- Displaying moon phase (made by James Thiele).
- Displaying moving sea kayak (IE6 en NS6).
- Displaying random buoyage, overfall and "Robbie".
- Preloading next picture.
- Special effects on showing pictures (IE6).
- Showing pictures in menu, logbook and photo gallery pages.
- Returning to previous page link.
There is no use of 'cookies'.
The sea kayak background image is an original design by Shawna Franklin.
The copyright of all trip reports and pictures belongs to A.M. Schoevers, unless stated otherwise. None of the trip reports and pictures may be copied, reproduced, or linked to through the internet, without prior written permission of the copyright holder.