Take the Adriatic Sea Kayaking Challenge and Paddle Into the Sunset
All Your Mornings Might Look Like This:
You can feel the warm sun on your skin, but you’re not opening your eyes yet. You want to enjoy the sounds first. The morning mating songs of seagulls. The grebes splashing water in the hunt. The orchestra of crickets in a full swing already.
The sun shyly peeps but rises fast. You’ve just woke up, all alone, in some hidden lagoon that you’ve paddled into, yesterday, late afternoon.
An ideal spot to spend the night. You built a small fire and had a gorgeous dinner. A fish you caught yourself at the open sea.
If you want to, you could spend your entire day here, in this lagoon. Just lying around, swimming and sunbathing. You’re not in a hurry. But, you’re up for some action.
The air is so bright. It seems everything is closer than it really is. Like you could touch the distant shores with your very hands. They’re just a few paddles away.
And the sea…
The sea is just perfectly still. It surfaces like a mellow mirror that calls you to draw the waves in it. Calm and peaceful.
In an early morning, it takes longer to warm your muscles. The body is all tighten up. So, the beginning is never smooth. But, you keep on breathing, deeply, and soon your body finds an inner balance.
While your body switches over to auto-pilot and continues paddling, your dwell deep into your thoughts.
Of family. Of home. Of work. It’s all so far away now, but your heart is at peace. Sea kayaking along the coast makes you feel secure and gives you the beautiful views you don’t have a chance to experience every day.
But crossing the channels is always fun. You leave the security zone and from then on all becomes possible.
A boat, as small as sea kayak provides a close encounter with the sea. The pure, natural power of it. Every tiny wave. And you can harmonize your moves with it, following the rhythm, meditating in motion.
This is what your day can start like on an active holiday in Croatia
Paddling from an island to an island. At your own pace. Under your own terms.
Croatian islands are spread along the Croatian side of Adriatic coast, all the way from the Istrian peninsula to Dubrovnik. And are close enough one to another to make paddling quite a safe activity.
Some people do it alone. Like the protagonist of our story given. Others prefer paddling in groups. Some like it Robinson Crusoe style, others enjoy sleeping in camps or guest houses.
But, what’s waiting for our hero in the day that follows stays a mystery. He will have a good swim, that’s for sure. Somewhere bright and clean. And he will probably visit some nice towns and fishermen villages along the way.
He will laugh and sing and splash. But, will stay focused and strong.
The memory he’s bringing home will never and ever fade away.
Your CTC Team, I.K.