Police. Papers. Paddling.

Oct.22: Packed our gear, ate crusli and yogurt and then paddled slowly out of the bay.  Same procedure each day. 

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A solid 1.5 hour’s brought us to Bar. The police in Budva said that we had to check out of Montenegro there. We found the marina passport control but they directed us to the harbour master’s office to get a crew list. So as I understand it, I am the Captain/Skipper of my ship and those who paddle with me are crew.  

   Waiting at the police station. It takes some time, but we come through. 

Waiting at the police station. It takes some time, but we come through. 

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The crew sign on and off, but the Captain stays the same. This is fun. A nice lady at the Harbour Master’s Office gives us clearance and we make  our way back to the police. They look at us, ask some questions, stamp out passports and direct us to another room where a young lady takes our papers. She keeps the crew paper, but gives me my papers and we are free to paddle. 

   Waiting for the Harbour Master to arrive in Bar.  

Waiting for the Harbour Master to arrive in Bar.  

We reach Dobre Vode after another 1.5 hour’s. We pull the kayaks onto the beach and shift into dry clothes. We head toward a sign - food. XXL is a restaurant with a great meat mix. In Norway it is one of the largest sports chain. Maybe they should merge.

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The last part of The Piece Prize Journey is about sharing. After 5 months of going solo, four paddle enthusiasts join me. Lars Erik (above) is the last of four. TOGETHER WE ARE BETTER.  Sharing goals, decisions, responsibilities, memories and life’s experiences make us richer.  It works the same way in our world. Working together for the better of our communities and world, makes us richer in spirit and soul. Sharing is truly the essence of development and caring.

After a small break and visit to the market for supplies, we set out to cover as much mileage as possible. Wind and rain is forecasted for tomorrow.

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The sea is calm and we paddle to Ulcinz. It’s difficult to find a place to camp, but we find a very small beach. It’s home to a beach bar, of which just happens to be closed down for the season. We take it. Our tent fits perfectly on the veranda under a canvass roof. 

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Wow. For a couple of great paddling days. 

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Oct. 23: Storming all through the night. Up to check kayaks three times and one more time to move the tent to avoid gusty wind and rain. 

 We have breakfast: yogurt, bread with honey and jam, cheese and cured meats. We walk into Ulinj and it is hailing. Small white ice bullets. 

We have breakfast: yogurt, bread with honey and jam, cheese and cured meats. We walk into Ulinj and it is hailing. Small white ice bullets. 

We find a small cafe and order a coffee. 

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An hour passes and the wind and rain subsides. What a beautiful bay. Possibly we head out after lunch. 

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