Sten Johansson Sten has the viking wanderlust coursing through his veins. He roams the world in search of new places and seas to discover. For a time he wandered around the Mediterranean and Caribbean isles on a big ship, initiating new divers to the wonders of the underwater environment. He embarked on a sixteen-day voyage to reach the island that time forgot, which he did twice more afterwards.

He enjoys journeying to wild places where he can witness the power of nature in a harsh environment, and how human nature reacts to its environment.
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Monthly Archives: September 2013

Kayaking from Sweden to Africa: 1001 Ways to Fail (Part Two)

CHAPTER FOUR


The last days of 1998 found me leisurely paddling along a canal. The day was cold, but high above the sun shone brightly in a light blue sky and beneath my kayak the water was as smooth as a mirror. I spotted a buzzard observing his surroundings a few meters away. I stopped paddling and let myself glide towards it.

The kayak was cutting clean, beautiful lines on the surface. All was still. Suddenly, the buzzard took to flight and went after a duck. The buzzard caught his prize in mid-air, bringing it down to the shore with a thud.

From peace and harmony to the sudden drama.

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