Tuesday, 25 March 2008
paddlers: Nina Halasova , Peter Csonka , Matej Fabianek , Ben Marr , Brian Kirk , Max Davidson , Dylan Davidson , Dave Nieuwenhuis , Kelsey Thompson , Mariann Seather , Tyler Curtys , Logan Grayling and more...
camera : Peter Csonka , Nina Halasova , Matej Fabianek
editing: Peter Csonka
I hope you enjoy the movie.
Monday, 24 March 2008
It was a hard decision to go to train at the eastern. Every were was snowing and freezing cold , max temperatures was about 3 degrees sometimes freezing. We met there Honza Spindler , Lukas Cervinka and also with Honzas dad.
Nina and me
It was nice water level , but really cold. Nina and me we had really cool drysuits from Palm and after 2 hour paddling we still was dry , awesome!!!
It was difficult to kayak when you wearing so much stuff on you now , we just came back from Africa where we kayak the waves and almost naked and now you need to wear everything to be warm. Nina was doing really good , she is in form and it is just start of the session.
After paddling we was chilling , watching movies and eating good foot in the RV.
Next day we spend another 2 hour in the freezing water and then back home. On the way back we stoped for half hour to kayak on the snow on a little hill for fun and made some nice pictures.
We can’t wait to go somewere else to kayak.
See you on the river
Peter & Nina
Thursday, 20 March 2008
Max's snap after volleyball turnament and bottle of local alcohol:)
So in high water was Nile special really good. In the morning it was great, it was bouncy for a good air and you could stick every trick there and you didn’t need rope to get there. In the evening there was more foam and it was like bigger hole but still for every trick. We spent on wave at least 4 hours every day and if we weren’t there we were playing volleyball or just chillouting.
Couple of time we have ran day two section. Nice part of river with good rapids, big waves. It starts with cool waterfall Kallagala. It look as a huge drop, not really friendly but in real it is a funny waterfall but only if you run a right line.
When we ran it second time, we had a biggest water level in 5 years. It wasn’t more difficult but unfortunately I broke my brand new paddle. I did hand roll so I didn’t swim but I cat little bit my hand. Peter was a gentleman and borrowed me his paddle and he paddled whole section with my broken one blade paddle. In rapid hero of the dog the whole stream was following to left channel and he almost felt there, it is with many siphons, quite unrunable. In last seconds he made it and ran left side of right channel but it also wasn’t a good way. He ended up in big hole with paddle with one blade! I don’t know how but after longer time he went out fortunately still in kayak. After this stressfull trip we wanted to have a breake for rest of the day but water was still rising and we guessed that Malalu wave is good. It wasn’t running for 3 or more years so we took this chance and went there. We were a bigger group of 10 people. We ordered a matatu (local taxi) just on way back. We got there on boats. Oh it was a long way! 45 min of flat water high temp paddling. Malalu was a friendly, wide wave good for long rides. We were really happy that we were there because it was only day when it was running.
sometimes you can find snakes in camp
After a couple weeks of daily paddling on Nile special we went to Bujagali(60km upstream from Nile special) to run day one section. This section is shorter than day two section but more funny. Especially silverback rapid does. Because of dam which is there because of building power station. Whole river flows to one narrow channel. Huge waves and nasty eddy with many wirpools. Stay in main flow was the best thing what you could to do.
In Bujagali we spent one week. I really like it there. You can eat as much food as you want, and it is really good and cheap not like in Hairy lemon. And there are normal flushing toilets and showers. Also if you like party you can enjoy it in NRE or just go to the Jinja with boda-boda motorcycles.
Bujagali Chapaty-good food, cheap price
We bought a candys for local childrens
When we came back to Hairy lemon water level was lower but still good. In the morning it was more flushy and you needed rope also in the evening. Until we left water didn’t go up. But for us it was still a kayak paradise.
Me, trying back step and peter's clean blunt
and right side
peter's super nice pistol flip
I write this article from home and I am so sad that I am not in Uganda right now.
I am looking forward to go there next year. But I really wish to have in Hairy lemon better food because every time we lost there many kilograms!!!!
For more fotos check older articles.
See you on watter.
Sunday, 16 March 2008
Saturday, 8 March 2008
Tyler Curtys /california roll/
california roll do lavej strany
Mariann Seather / blunt do lavej ruky/
Zapad slnaka / v zabere je modlivka/
toto je kralovna termitov a cernosi si na nej rady pochutnavaju, jedia ju surovu aj varenu...
Su tu s nami aj Kanadania , ktori tu trenuju na kavlifikacie ( Dave Newhouse , Tyler Curtis , Mariann Seather , Ben Mar ...) takze sa mame s kym porovnvat. Boli sme si spolu zajazdit aj usek den dva , celkom sranda Tyler a Dylen zlomili padla.
Mariann Seather na hrane vodopadu
Dylen predtym ako zlomil padlo
Minuly tyzden sme sa rozhodli si ist oddychnut do kempu Eden Rock resort , dohodli sme sa s Kanadanmi , si objedname chatku a budeme tam spat vsetci ,aby nas to vyslo lacnejisie. Bol to super napad a stalo nas to na noc asi 10000 silingov co je asi 5$. Nase ubytko vyzeralo asi takto...
V meste je to vzdy to iste .
Peter a Nina