Oct.5: Thursday I said goodbye to Tatjana and her father-in-law. They run a nice B&B in Polvjana, Croatia. They stored my kayak and also drove me back and forth to Zadar two times. They are good people.
Sharing. The last part of my journey is about sharing. Endre left on Tuesday and Jon Fredrik came. I look forward to paddling with him.
We paddle hard to Petrcane. Here we stop and have coffee and meet a nice guy who with his wife are going to have a child. We talked about responsibility and addictions. And how important it is to have direction in life. He wants to move ahead and I am sure he will be a good father.
Zadar is our goal. We make it just about through but end up pitching out tent close to the center. Was fun. I talked to a group of Croatias who were smoking weed. A group of 7 ranging from 15 - 51. Talked about peace, life and Norway.
Oct. 6: Up early and ready to move. The day looked promising and we were anxious to paddle.
Paddled to "Sveti Filip I Jakov" and tried to avoid the rain and wind by having lunch.
Talked to the owner, Danilo, about cancer and the journey of life and love. Interesting.
The wind picked as we entered the bay outside a small village called Pakostane. A huge gust of wind around 40 knots capsized me and I got into the kayak and paddled to shore. While putting up the tent another huge gust of wind took my tent for a thirty meter flight. Needless to say it is totally ruined. Now sleeping in the other tent. Sharing. Hah.
The highlight of this day was meeting the wonderful Hlousek family from the Czech Republic. They saw us tackling the crazy winds and ran after the tent. Later they invited us into their RV and made us tea and toast with cheese and ham. Krystof was an amazing translator. We were really impressed with him and his wonderful family.
Oct. 7: When the wind died somewhat, we paddled out of Pakostane, winding our way along the islands toward Split. We stopped in Vodice for a burger - unknowingly a very good choice. We had planned to stop at 18:00 to tent, but the island we were following had jagged shores and no possible entry. We ended up paddling another 1.5 hours before finding a spot. Tired and exhausted.