Sweden around in a kayak 2013 - Mårten Wetterberg

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Vapplan - Ostögrundet 47km

At 2am, the wind woke me up. When the alarm went off at 4.30am, I walked down to the beach and looked. Strong headwind, lots of white waves out there. I had to paddle over open waters for 4 hours, so I left it. After several hours of book reading and the quickest morning routine so far, I was in the kayak at 12.

The wind had eased a bit, but still skewed headwind all day long. The motivation was however high. Most notable for today was that I dropped my pee bottle, and it sank into the depths of the ocean. A used food bag is doing the bottles job from now on.

I've decided to reach Haparanda on five days. It means early mornings, late nights and lots of paddling. It's very much possible, but maybe not realistic with the expected weather.

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