Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Coastal walking

Having ventured into the mountains my attention has now turned to the coasts, something which Denmark and Sweden have plenty of. Kit selection for such trips differs considerably from a trip to the mountains and from past experience condensation on tarps and eVent bivies can become more of an issue. Other issues include wind, watching lightning strikes out to sea, lack of shelter in wind driven rain, lack of shelter in blazing sunshine (less of an issue in Denmark) but the rewards includes watching migratory birds, the sound of the waves hitting the shore as well as amazing sunrises and sunsets.

Over the next couple of months I intend to visit a number of coastal regions in Denmark and Sweden with my primary shelter being a bivy and a tarp, the first such trip will either be North West of Copenhagen or along the Österlenleden in Sweden.