Mission Norway Vol. III

The land of trolls, deep fjords and raindeers – These are the words which come to your mind when you start thinking about Norway. However, kayakers have slightly different idea of it. They think about white water, the smell of used neoprene and reward for the whole year work. It's almost a tradition that we visit Norway every summer, so that we set out on our trip this year, too, with my friends Snizak and Civa.

When we came to Voss we realised that water level stage is suitable for us. For this reason we tried the lower Myrkdalselvi, which is the best known river in this area. Because of bad weather conditions – it was not raining and the water level was not raising – we couldn't enjoy the rest of rivers as well as this one.

During the other days it started to rain so we decided to repeat the Raundaselvi and the Bramseth. Then we left to Songdal valley. The 24 metres high waterfalls didn't have much water but they were still pushy. As well as the rest of the river.

After short relaxation we agreed to go down the Veo river. Water level was ideal, so we drove through the National park Jotunheim to the place where we supposed to start. There we found out that there are two kilometres left by foot and we shot ahead. We expected the beautiful ride but unfortunately it didn't happen. We stopped after three kilometres and we decided to go back. By foot again. It was horrible way, there were tonnes of mosquitos which were really interested in our blood.

After we went through the heeling process because of dozens of mosquito-bites we were absolutely prepared for the Sjoa river festival competition. I fighted the eight place in qualification but that would have to happen our flight tickets were booked the day before the real race was so I didn't have chance to try to get a good score.

In spite of this little dissapointment I really enjoyed the trip and I hope that next year I will be able to take part in this race and maybe be succesful!

Honza ,,Muska" Musil

1 comment:

Doreen Murgatroyd said...

The way you have superimposed shots of your descent is very realistic. You have managed to capture the sequence well.

Nice post. Thank you.