Check out this great article that was sent my way by the Belgian Adventurer Louis-Philippe Loncke . The story is a few years old and comes from Paddler Magazine and lists their picks for the 10 Greatest Sea Kayaking Expeditions of all time.
Obviously the list includes some amazing adventures from all over the planet, including such bold paddling expeditions as Jon Turk’s 2000 mile, 100-day journey from Japan to Alaska, which traveled past the Kuril Islands, Kamchatka, Siberia, and beyond, all the while dodging ice and treacherous weather conditions. Even more intriguing may be Frank Goodman’s (and company) kayaking journey around Cape Horn, at the Southern Tip of South America. When when it was accomplished back in 1977, was the first successful journey by paddle through those very dangerous waters.
Also making the list is Paul Caffyn’s 1981 circumnavigation of Australia, which was just surpassed by Freya Hoffmeister. Freya became just the second person to finish that journey, and did it in less time, although I’m sure advances in technology and gear over the past 27 years didn’t hurt her cause any.
All in all, a fun list, with some really cool expeditions, some of which I hadn’t heard of before. If you’re a paddler who likes ot spend some time out on the water you might find plenty of inspiration here, although Paddler may want to update it with some of the newer expeditions over the past few years.
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