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1. Posted by yeryeryer (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Hello I’m Tom and I’m 20.
im kayaking/canoeing to Italy around the coasts of france spain and portugal. i have acomidation sorted for the whole 4-5months trip, its a tent and i plan to set it up every night along the coast, on the beaches. this isnt going to be some drag where we have to stick to a schedule I have no set plan, we can stop off in areas for days relaxing on the beach or whatever if wanting to, this is going to be an enjoyable and unforgetable experience. just imagine the cool breeze and the hot beeming sun your back as we paddle effortlessly through cool blue sea, living like Ray Mear or someone similar.

The Distance from Eastbourne (not necessarily our departure point) to the coast lying closest to Rome is 2648nm (nautical miles) (3048 miles). If we paddled 8-10 hours we could travel 20-35nm a day. 2648nm divided by 20nm equals 132days or four and a half months.

Budget to £5 a day on food and drink say we take 150 days that’s £750 ild say you would at least need £1000

Kayaks/canoes can bought on ebay, cheap or expensive.
I have some kayaking experience, and I wouldn’t say it is necessary to have, but a kayak is. If your interested then let me know and we can talk about further details

2. Posted by fabyomama (Respected Member 560 posts) 6y

Brilliant stuff - and I love the idea behind it. Not sure I could paddle a canoe for that long though. People do go canoeing in the sea all the time, only you'll be doing it every day and in one direction! No schedule either.
Good luck with your plans. ;)

[ Edit: Edited on 19-Mar-2010, at 03:12 by fabyomama ]

3. Posted by Fritz Brown (Inactive 9 posts) 6y

Hey Tom!

This is a fantastic idea! But sadly I'm still a working guy who can't quit till sometime early next year. I stay in Singapore, though - and I'm guessing you're somewhere across the globe in Europe. If you cannot find someone to go on this crazy adventure with you this time, maybe we can try plan for 2011... =)


4. Posted by ainecxxxx (Budding Member 12 posts) 6y

Hi Tom!!

Thats soo cool!! would only love to!! When you planning to do that?? Its sounds deadly Ive ALWAYS wanted to do something like that! Neva thought that big but sounds really cool!