The clash of two cultures was evident, as our kayak group sat in our boats staring at the 20 or so sea nomads sitting in their “mother boat”. The sea around us was dead calm, our boats barely moving in the windless and waveless waters. The expressions of the Moken people was stoic, as we waved and smiled at them, trying to elicit some sort of response. But they seemed uninterested in our kayaks, . . .
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. But in truth, a picture is worth a thousand lies. This picture blog will deceive every single person who ventures onward. There is nothing I can do about it except warn you. Please take these warnings to heart! Warning #1: The images of the weather are completely false. The ocean conditions pictured here will be so utterly untrue, that most readers will stop viewing the pictures . . .
For days the southern point of the Lofoten Islands, Norway, had been taunting us. We could see it on clear days in the distance as a dramatic cliff dropping straight into the ocean. Every day the anticipation grew as each paddle stroke brought us closer to this infamous point. The southern point of the Lofoten islands is called Moskenestraumen and is famous for its Maelstrom. Defined as a powerful whirlpool in the sea, a state . . .