Monday, 18 February 2013

Snowy winter

This time it's not like our typical updates from some exotic country. Usually we spend our cold European winters in hot sunny Africa but not so this year. Because the World Championship will take place in September we decided to stay home for the winter. We just extended the 2012 season and we did paddle till the end of December. Then we went home for the winter endurance training. However, you probably know that we had serious health problems, but fortunately now we are in a good condition again and maybe in best we have ever been! I think because the peak of the season is so late it's not necessary to paddle all year long. I guess we will have enough time to paddle. So now what I want to do is as much as endurance training as we can, like gyms, Nordic skiing, running, paddling machines, pools and climbing. And when the time comes we start to paddle two times a day we will be able to effort more.

After the Malaria it was a really difficult time for us. Nina was really out of shape and spent a lot of time in gyms with almost the half weight as before. When we started Nordic skiing we were pretty exhausted already after 9km. But now it's really cool to see that the hard training is finally paying off. Nina is in really great shape again and doing 22km and 983m of altitude Nordic skiing in two hours :-)

But there is still a lot of work and training that needs to be done before the paddle season starts again...

So see you,


Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Voltaic systems with us in Uganda

This year we spent a bit more as a moth in Uganda. I like that place, its like a paradise. Jungle, wilderness, white water, what more do I need? We went there already several times and every time we had big problems with charging our devices. The only way is the solar solution. This year we went there with our own solar system from Voltaic solar system which we got supported with. I newer tried any portable lightweight systems by myself. We got the "Spark Tablet Case" where we can charge all the tablets phones and other devices which are using an USB connection. Awesome thing is the you can charge also the GoPro cameras and Canon batteries if you use the adapter. 
I mean of course its great to have it in Uganda, but I will not use it only over there, but also on my travels over the world. I remember we had some issues also in US to charge our devices. If you travel all around and if you don't sleep in hotels but always in outdoors than this is the right equipment to travel with. I remember every time we had to do save our batteries because we didn't know when we will charge it again. 
So I am really thankful for this product. I am definitely using a lot almost whole year!
See you