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Through the Norwegian fjords on Palava
It was our second time in Norway. Last year we rode through this Scandinavian beauty on mountain bikes. Now it’s time for inflatable boat Pálava from GUMOTEX. Thanks to the canoe we found ourselves in places we had never dreamed of.
We took a caravan and set out from our small Polish town Lublin for an adventure trip in the direction of Lublin – Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia – Finland – Sweden and as the icing on the cake – Norwegian Loften.
Pálava is perhaps the best gift my husband could give me for our honeymoon. Initially, we were considering buying a drone, but isn’t it nicer to sail to the islands than just see them from above? The answer is clear!
And why did we choose a canoe?
When folded it takes almost no space and it can be carried in a backpack (once we even hitch-hiked with Pálava in the backpack).
It may seem to be a “small boat”, but it is an inflatable canoe designed even for wilder waters and is very resistant to abrasion and impact.
The benches are very stable and it is not easy to fall off of them (we did a test with a cup of coffee and no drop!).
It’s not teeny, on the contrary, the canoe is spacious, usually we pack a large luggage, bag and picnic basket into it.
We are getting aboard, covering wooden seats with cushions, sitting down comfortably and setting off. Welcome too, to the first trip around Loften under the pirate flag!
Author: Karolina Siwkiewicz (edited and translated)
My name is Davide de Feo and I am a 38 years old computer engineer from Genoa (Liguria - Italy) with a passion for caving, climbing and photography. In September 2004 I went on a climbing holiday to Kalymnos, a small Greek island. Here I tried kayaking for the first time and was amazed.
The new kayak RUSH from Gumotex company in Breclav won the title of Product of the Year in the category of recreational products at the largest European paddling fair Paddle Expo. The kayak impressed the jury and the visitors of the contracting fair above all with the production technology used, the construction ensuring perfect stability, first-class riding characteristics, versatility of use and, last but not least, environmental friendliness. After last year's victory of the THAYA kayak at the same fair, this repeat victory in the prestigious competition is a huge success for the Czech company.