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Trekking to the far end of the world - Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Hidden away from the rest of the world, Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Patagonia, Chile is a beautiful gem that completely blew my mind during our 5 day trek last week. I still dream about it every night and can't wait to go back.

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What is it about lighthouses?

I love lighthouses. And I know I'm not the only one. The attraction lighthouses has on me is equivalent to what lots of people feel when they see a brand new Aston Martin in the street or probably how a horse enthusiast feels when a proud Arabic horse is running across the fields in the sunset. There's something magic about them.

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Life is good

Green Adventures is not only about work. It's about a passion, not only for kayaking but for all the amazing things we can do in the outdoors. Last weekend I had a wonderful time on a mirror calm sea just outside my door step.

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författad av Ulrika Larsson

Trekking to the far end of the world - Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Hidden away from the rest of the world, Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Patagonia, Chile is a beautiful gem that completely blew my mind during our 5 day trek last week. I still dream about it every night and can't wait to go back.

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What is it about lighthouses?

I love lighthouses. And I know I'm not the only one. The attraction lighthouses has on me is equivalent to what lots of people feel when they see a brand new Aston Martin in the street or probably how a horse enthusiast feels when a proud Arabic horse is running across the fields in the sunset. There's something magic about them.

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Life is good

Green Adventures is not only about work. It's about a passion, not only for kayaking but for all the amazing things we can do in the outdoors. Last weekend I had a wonderful time on a mirror calm sea just outside my door step.

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Create your own paddling memories.

The future is now they say. In a year from today you might regret what you didn't do today. So can the past fuel our tomorrow? Can good memories make you get out of that cozy sofa, run to the water and create some new good paddling memories anno 2015?

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Good Bye Winter - Hello Spring!

I've spent the winter in the magic mountains of Chamonix, France. Ski touring, ice climbing, running, off piste skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, hiking and eating lots of cheese. What else is there to do in the French Alps?

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How quick can you shoot before the light is gone?

In November, I had the luxury to host one of the greatest outdoor photographers from the UK on my island for a few days. He brought his camera and one late afternoon we went down to the water.

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Looking forward to another great year with Palm Equipment.

I'm more than happy to start the new paddling year being supported once again by the guys at Palm Equipment. Wearing great paddling gear while on the sea truly makes paddling a lot more fun.

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Catching the last beams of the November sun.

Sundays. Sometimes the slowest and most boring day of the week. But they can be absolutely wonderful if you spend them on the sea in good commpany.

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A Girls Thing in North Wales.

So we’ve done it again. Because we like it and because we don’t see any reason to stop. And I have no doubt we’ll do it again.

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Lettmann Kayaks+ Green Adventures = True

I got a new darling in my fleet. Yes, that’s right. It’s green, 5.35 m long and slender, moves like a weasel in the water and will a great companion for upcoming adventures on the sea.

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What I learned about Nutella from Slovenian whitewater paddlers

My second visit to Slovenia this year is coming to an end. I never thought I would fall in love with this place the way I have. But isn't it great that life still keeps throwing surprises your way?

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Proud Ambassador of Palm Equipment

Yes, the old cliché is actually true. If you wear really good outdoor clothes or use really good outdoor gear, the adventures get even better. I'm happy to be one of the Palm Equipment Ambassadors and I love using their paddling gear.

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Moving on from Arrow Kayaks.

It's been a great few years with Arrow Kayaks but now it's time to move on. The lovely Lady Nuka has left the building.

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Facing my fears (and a rock) in amazing sLOVEnia.

When do you know you've done something life changing? How do you feel? What is going on in your head? What emotions are your feeling in your body and soul? Well, for me, all of that put together in one small sentence, would be: WHITE WATER PADDLING IN SOCA RIVER!

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My 1.5 seconds of fame with Volvo.

So now when everyone is talking about the commercial with Volvo and Zlatan, Volvo and Robyn, Volvo and First Aid Kit, I thought it's time to tell the story about Volvo and me.

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The kayaks turned into skis this winter.

Ooops, I did it again. I played with the calendar and got lost in the planning game. When the fjord outside my house froze to ice, I packed my skis and went to the French alps instead. And what a place to be spending time in. Chamonix is definitely stealing my heart!

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Fast forward to the present.

So I'm not done with the past but I want to share some pictures from a fantastic paddle a few days ago just outside my doorstep.

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Doing it all backwards part 3.

Greenland! Finally I made it to this mythical island of icebergs, polar bears, snowy mountains and lovely people. And I got to do some kayaking too!

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Doing it all backwards part 2.

SAR + Nautopp + Green Adventures + fun = TRUE!
Question: Would you like to take part in a Search and Rescue training session?
Answer: Hell yeah!

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Doing it all backwards part 1.

Let’s start from the end and work our way towards the beginning. Let’s do things the wrong way around. What has Green Adventures been up to this summer? Well, here we go!

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West Coast Water - new paddling festival in Sweden

There was a world premier taking place last weekend on the Swedish west coast. It was the first time the new paddling festival West Coast Water was held and what a great weekend it was!

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Behind the scenes

Winter is over and spring is arriving. Green Adventures has been spending the winter in the Alps but is now changing the mountains for the ocean. It's time to hit the water!

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Soon on a screen next to you.

The Sea Kayak Essentials Volume 2 is soon here. It's an instructional DVD about safety and rescue techniques on the ocean. And I think you might recognize a few of the paddlers in the video...

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Wales is full of Scandinavian girls!

So after the Swedes left the county, a bunch of Scandinavian female paddlers took over and made the Welsh waters unsafe for a week. And what a great time we had!

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Wales is full of Swedes!!!

6 Swedes and my friend Carin invaded North Wales and Angelsey about two weeks ago for 5 days of 4 Star Training. They were everywhere; in the water, on the water, next to the water and they seemed to like it!

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A VERY late report from the Essential Sea Kayak Festival

Okay, I know. I am sometimes SUPERSLOW on this blog to spread news. The Essential Sea Kayak Festival on Anglesey was here and we are now waiting for next year to arrive so that we can arrange it again.

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BCU 4 Star Training in Wales

During 5 days, 5 guys from Sweden spent their time in and on the Anglesey waters doing a BCU 4 Star training course with Nick. They got a little bit of everything that North Wales normally offers.

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Talking, talking, talking and more talking.

Earlier this week I attended the Adventure Travel World Summit where I did no sea kayaking at all but at least I talked a lot about paddling. It was truly inspiring to meet outdoor people from all over the world.

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Outdoor Academy of Sweden on the west coast.

Now it's over. The Outdoor Academy of Sweden took place here on the west coast last week in the Fjällbacka archipelago. And we had some really great days on the water with guests from all over the world.

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Late report from the Paddle Expo

I have been too busy to report from the Paddle Expo but finally, here are some pictures from the canoe- and kayak show in Nuremburg, Germany a week ago.

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Preparing for the Paddle Expo

Tomorrow, Sunday morning, I'm traveling down to Germany and the Paddle Expo in Nuremberg. And I'm really looking forward to it!

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Taking part in a kayak course in the Gothenburg archipelago

A few weeks ago I got an email from Gustav, a friend who runs some kayak courses for a kayak company in the Gothenburg archipelago. He wondered if I wanted to join him for a day out there. An offer I just couldn't turn down.

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The Essential Sea Kayak Festival is getting closer

In about two months it's time for our first Essential Sea Kayak Festival on Anglesey, north Wales. We are looking forward to seeing you there!

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Måseskär in my heart

I've finally visited one of the most classic lighthouses here on the west coast of Sweden. The red and white checked lighthouse on Måseskär is a must for every paddler. Why did it take me 10 years to go there?

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Hanging around the Kayak Center in Grebbestad

Work can sometimes be hard, though, boring, uninspiring and just a pain in the... But then sometimes it's fun, easy, busy, rewarding and pleasant. I prefer it to be the latter...

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New paddle and old friends

About a week ago I recieved a cardboard tube from Denmark with a brand new paddle and a few days later some good old friends came to visit. What a great combo I thought.

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The hard life of a guest worker

I have left the west coast for a few weeks to spend some time up in the Stockholm area at Horisont Kajak while the kayak boss Carin is away. And oh, is this hard work or what?!?!?

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Sunny Side Up out paddling around Marstrand.

Last Wednesday, I got the chance to guide a great gang of people around the Marstrand area. The winds were sleeping and the sun was happy. And so was I!

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Sunny course with happy people

If you really have to work during the weekend, then I'm wondering if there is a better way to spend your weekend than being on the water for two full days with happy people in a sunny sun?

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Underneath rocky sea cliffs, in a cozy fisherman's hut

An exciting BCU course in the south of Sweden took place in the middle of this week with perfect conditions according to the remit. Lots of laughs in great company made the three days, really good paddling days.

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Gift cards from Green Adventures

Having difficulties what birthday gift to buy for your girlfriend, you husband, your best friend, your working collegue or you mum? Or do you want to treat your self with a great paddle experience on the west coast of Sweden? Make it easy for you; buy a gift card!

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First BCU 4 Star Training this spring.

This weekend we have a BCU 4 Star Training course running. In this very moment we are paddling in winds and waves, we're using different techniques to tow each other, finding out if there is perfect way of rescue someone and lots more.

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Around Gotland - Part 4

I just can't believe the luck I've had on this trip. Even if I've had some frost, rain, head winds and bad visibility, most of the time it's been one of the best paddle trips I've ever done. Gotland I love you!

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Around Gotland - Part 3

May on Gotland is equal to low season. And since there is only 57000 people living on the island, a lot of the coast line is really deserted this time of year. A strange but exciting feeling I think.

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Around Gotland - Part 2

I had decided to go anti clockwise around the island. Then I knew I would at least get two days with tailwinds from the start. Unless the weather gods decided to play tricks on me.

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Around Gotland - Part 1

Gotland, the largest island in the Baltic Sea, is a real exotic gem. I've never been there before but now was the time to go. So why not bring the kayak and go for a paddle? Why not go around the island?

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A kingdom for a silver kayak

A friend of mine, Pia Sjöstedt in Sweden, is a very talented artist and paddler, who makes different kinds of jewellery. She creates beautifully ear rings, cufflinks and pendants. My favourite is of course a silver kayak pendant.

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Time for a circumnavigation

April is soon over. And to greet the month of May I thought I could go for a paddle around Swedens largest island, Gotland. I dare to say that it's one of the most exotic places in our country with a unique coastline that is full of standing rocks and with beaches that are as long as eternity it self.

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Misc March

The month of March is the breakline between winter and spring. The big yellow in the sky is finally defrosting many paddlers cold hands. So wake up from you hibernation, it's time to go paddling!

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Really good instructional DVD

Today I've been watching parts of the instructional DVD from Kayak Essentials that came out last year. And I must say that is a great DVD well worth watching. It's a great source for improving your personal skills or for just finding new inspiration to go paddling.

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Paddle meet in winter wonder land

The yearly meeting for the members of the Swedish paddling scheme, NIL, took place in a "winter wonder land-like" setting in the middle of the forest just south of Stockholm this last weekend.

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The Essential Sea Kayak Festival 2012

In October the first Essential Kayak Festival will be held on the world famous (at least for paddlers) island of Anglesey in North Wales. During 3 days we want you to join us to experience amazing paddle venues, great company and have lots of fun!

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Miss Arrow Nuka has landed

I am more than happy to be in Wales at the moment. The sun is shining over the Snowdonia Mountains, the air is crispy and a few days ago I picked up a brilliant blue Arrow Nuka that has been delivered to me from Denmark, via Scotland. What a great start of the new year!

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Curious to get to know 2012

So, finally, 2011 is over. We are leaving the old year behind us and it is now time to look forward to a new year with lots of new adventures to come. Let's all try to make something good out of 2012, shall we?

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A stormy good bye to Denmark

Well, we gave it a try but with circumstances that were laying out of our control, we realised a few days ago that we wouldn't be able to complete the trip as we had planned. Annoying and frustrating but nothing we could do about it.

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Getting ready again

So we are going back. Back to the crime scene. Back to Denmark. Back to finish what we started earlier this year. Back to eating danish kilometers in our kayaks. Back to beautiful days on the water. Finally!

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4* Assessment completed

Last weekend I attended a 4* assessment on Angelsey. We were seven people from four different countries being assessed and we got two brilliant days on the water with James and Pete from Adventure Elements.

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Swellies Extreme Premiere

It was windy. It was raining. The tide was running fast. And so were the competitors in the first ever Swellies Extreme Race that took place between the bridges in the Menai Strait, Wales, last Saturday. It was a great world premiere.

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Attending the Storm Gathering

So the weekend is now over and so is the 6th Storm Gathering that was held at Anglesey Outdoors last weekend. It's been 3 great days on the water in pretty stormy conditions. But I guess you could expect that at a symposium with such a name.

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A girls thing in Wales

It felt like we had been waiting for ages, but finally the week arrived. Last Sunday evening I picked up three paddling girls at the train station in Holyhead, Anglesey and we were all insanley excited about the coming week. We were ready to have a great time on the water.

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More BCU Training in Lysekil

The 3* Training course last weekend was followed by a 4* Traning course for some staff members at Nautopp. We had wonderful, windy, conditions throughout the course and I think they all enjoyed the three days on the water.

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BCU 3* Training in Lysekil, Sweden

A BCU 3* Training course took place last weekend in Lysekil, on the westcoast of Sweden. Two full days of edging, towing, capsizes, navigation- and trip planning and of course lots of laughs, kept the 6 candidates busy through the weekend.

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Moving on

Back in Sweden and it´s as windy and rainy as in Denmark. Still it feels quite sad to be back here, earlier than expected. But hey, Denmark is still there and we are soon going back to finish the trip.

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They took everything

We are still in shock. Can´t believe it has happened. Who can do such a thing? We had most of our gear stolen from our kayaks yesterday. Unbelievable, sad, frustrating - but true.

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On the other side

It was yesterday it happend. The day we could leave Jylland behind us and start heading towards the next island on the journey, Själland. We only had to cross Kattegatt first...

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Waiting for the wind to calm down

Well, I wish I could tell you that we've come further on our paddle around Denmark than our present position. But the weather is putting us through a test at the moment and right now we wish nothing but the gale that is blowing to go to sleep.

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Leaving the west coast behind us

The compass is finally showing that we are now on a southerly bearing. We have left the notorious west coast behind us and it was a wonderful feeling when Skagerrak became Kattegatt.

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Two different worlds

For a moment the weather gods finally heard our prayers and gave us wonderful paddling conditions. The water and the winds were our best friends and we were having great days on the sea, paddling along the endless sandy beach. Until today.

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What a struggle

Sorry that it's been a while since the last blog post, but the Danish west coast needs all our attention and craves all energy we have. With heavy rain and strong winds we are stil making progress along this long sandy coastline.

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On our way

What a start! The first few days of our paddle around Denmark has been
both interesting and harder than we expected. But hey, I guess that's why we are here?

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Around Denmark 2011

Why not go for a paddle I thought. Why not be away for a few weeks. Why not paddle along a coastline I´ve never seen before. Why not paddle around Denmark this summer. You can always find reasons not to do things in life, but why not concentrate on the things you really want to do instead.

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Filming action in Welsh Waters.

This week is all about smiling in front of a video camera in North Wales. I´ve been asked to join Kayak Essentials when they are making their third DVD. It feels a bit weird but it´s a lot of fun!

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Upside down with Helen Wilson

Helen Wilson is in town. Or actually she is on her way over the Atlantic in an airplane in this very moment. But before she left Sweden she turned up in Grebbestad, with Johan Wirsén, for a few days to give some inspiring rolling classes.

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Evening fun with Nautopp.

I´m spending a few days with Nautopp, in Bohuslän, on the westcoast of Sweden and last evening we went on the water for a few hours to stretch our rolling muscles and to take a closer look at the bottom of the sea.

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Midsummer in the Stockholm Archipelago.

Midsummer is usually all about bad, rainy and cold wheather, eating salty herring and drinking snaps and dancing with flowers in your hair. We skipped all that and went for a wonderful paddle in the Stockholm archipelago instead.

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Arrow Kayaks and Ivalu #3.

Yesterday I went abroad. I drove across two straits and two islands to get to Svendborg in Denmark. I didn´t have any danish red sausages, but I finally got to pick up my Arrow Ivalu, a Greenland style kayak that is one of the most beautiful kayaks on this planet, if you ask me.

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Paddling in Turkey.

In May I got the opportunity to spend a week in Turkey, observing 3* Traning and 3* Assessment. I had a really good time.

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Sea Kayak Essentials DVD.

A new sea kayak instructional DVD has seen the light. It´s been made by
Matt Giblin and Nick Cunliffe, both experienced sea kayakers and filmmakers.
This is the second DVD from Kayak Essentials.

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4* Training in North Wales.

So I made it through the 2* and 3* assessments and now it was time to take part in the 4* Training. Personal skills, rescues and navigation planning is all part of the training.

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Open Canoe and 2* Assessment.

To be honest, I´ve never been very interested in open canoes. Always thought they were too big, too boring and too slow to move around. I never thought it would be this fun to paddle one. And hey, it´s okej to change ones mind, isn´t it?

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Tide races and a camera in the ocean.

With the sun smiling at us, the sea looking more beautiful than ever, we went to spend the day in the tide races in Penrhyn Mawr and North Stack on Anglesey in north Wales.

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A new blog is born.

It´s taken me ages. Days, weeks, months has passed but finally I can tell the world that a new blog is born. The blog of Green Adventures. Hope you will enjoy it. Welcome!

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Trekking to the far end of the world - Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Hidden away from the rest of the world, Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Patagonia, Chile is a beautiful gem that completely blew my mind during our 5 day trek last week. I still dream about it every night and can't wait to go back.

» Full story...

What is it about lighthouses?

I love lighthouses. And I know I'm not the only one. The attraction lighthouses has on me is equivalent to what lots of people feel when they see a brand new Aston Martin in the street or probably how a horse enthusiast feels when a proud Arabic horse is running across the fields in the sunset. There's something magic about them.

» Full story...

Life is good

Green Adventures is not only about work. It's about a passion, not only for kayaking but for all the amazing things we can do in the outdoors. Last weekend I had a wonderful time on a mirror calm sea just outside my door step.

» Full story...

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