September 11, 2017 Nicol

Without the internet. Without Facebook, Messenger, Whatsapp, Youtube… I will turn it off. For at least one month. To clear my head. (more…)

September 8, 2017 Nicol

The forecast for Friday evening and Saturday was not good. Big storm was coming. We were talking about our finish point and if we want to hike further, another day or two. Finally we decided to end our hike this day. From Nové Údolí we planned to hike to Plešné jezero and reach the train station in Nová Pec. (more…)

September 4, 2017 Nicol

For this day we planed a long journey. We will be approaching to the point where we want to end our hike. Another hiker told us that we have to stop at hotel Alpská vyhlídka to ask them for water. The spring where we wanted to take water is dry. (more…)

August 28, 2017 Nicol

In the evening Gabina asked me to wake her up in the morning. From the two of us I am the early bird. You can imagine my shock and disorientation at half past 4 a.m. when she woke me up. “Niki everything is wet it is raining inside my tent. There is plenty of water inside my stuff is even floating!” I am borrowing her my raincoat so she can built temporary shelter from her poncho. (more…)

August 24, 2017 Nicol

I was sleeping very well. The first night in the sleeping bag I will use in the Pyrenees was better than expected. I was even so warm that I had to open my sleeping bag during the night. In the morning I am awakened by sun into a beautiful view into a green forest. I am a bit lazy until the sun rays touches me. (more…)

August 22, 2017 Nicol

For a while I am not kayaking. There is a simple reason behind. I decided to go and fulfill one of my dreams, walk the Pyrenees from the ocean to the sea. And because I do not have any experience with longer hikes I went for week trek into to the Czech mountains with my friend. This trek goes from one end of Šumava National Park to the other and it takes at least 5 days to finish. It was a perfect occasion to test all my equipment and be sure I am ready for long walking. Day 1. …started…

July 3, 2017 Nicol

It took me almost a year to digest everything, to buy the right domain and finally start jotting down ideas. Each time I tried, doubts appeared. Who wants to know about it? You are paddling all the time! My energy is often depleted. Often I need to put aside my urge to create and deal with personal issues. When is the right time to type? Then it dawned on me: I had been living with a person who started his journey when he deeply experienced he had to live in the moment, that the right time is now, that there…