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The hard life of a guest worker

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Carin Green, a friend of mine since 10 years, is in Greenland. And yes, I am very jealous. One day I would love to go to Greenland and get some spectacular Greenlandic views from my kayak. But it won't happen this year, that's for sure. So Carin is shooting some pictures up there and she has promised me she will show me them when she get's back...

When Carin in not guiding in Greenland, you can often find her at Norråva, on the island Värmdö, some 40 km east of Stockholm city. There she runs the kayak center Horisont Kajak.It's a lovely green spot just next to the sea and it's a popular place for sea kayakers. So I didn't hesitate a second when Carin asked me already in late December if I wanted to spend a few weeks working with Helena at Horisont Kajak when she went away.

So here I am. Working my butt off as you can see on the pictures...

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First task for the day is getting the life jackets out to see the sun before they are taken away by todays clients.

First task for the day is getting the life jackets out to see the sun before they are taken away by todays clients.

Helena is counting kayaks, organizing the kayaks in the right order and then making sure every kayak gets it's own number.

Helena is counting kayaks, organizing the kayaks in the right order and then making sure every kayak gets it's own number.

Then Helena had to deal with a  broken seat. But she fixed it real good.

Then Helena had to deal with a broken seat. But she fixed it real good.

Two of our clients today setting off to new adventures with some new navigation knowledge.

Two of our clients today setting off to new adventures with some new navigation knowledge.

After that, Helena is washing all the blades we have. And it's quite a few...

After that, Helena is washing all the blades we have. And it's quite a few...

Last but not least. Fixing the water barrel that I broke. Helena did an excellent job.

Last but not least. Fixing the water barrel that I broke. Helena did an excellent job.

Everything is super organized at Horisont Kajak. It's like a sea kayak rental-drive-through!

Everything is super organized at Horisont Kajak. It's like a sea kayak rental-drive-through!

It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it. To eat ice creams and cookies all day long can be really exhausting, believe me!  ;-)

It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it. To eat ice creams and cookies all day long can be really exhausting, believe me! ;-)

Well I guess you all now have a clear picture of what kind of guest worker I am. Are you thinking something like this?

Well I guess you all now have a clear picture of what kind of guest worker I am. Are you thinking something like this?

Maybe I'm just jealous of Helena too and the soon-to-be-her-new-MTB?!?!? It's pink and it's going to look fantastic.

Maybe I'm just jealous of Helena too and the soon-to-be-her-new-MTB?!?!? It's pink and it's going to look fantastic.

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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...

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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. fake rolex

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