December 2013 Newsletter
... when you do what you love, love is what you do... (anknown)
very lucky (really!) to enjoy the last of the autumn sun on the
island of Vulcano.
new talents have emerged, both from among the paddlers as well as the coaches!
The month of December will commence with the annual winter meet on the 30 November and
December organized at Bocca di Magra (Ligurian region) by the
evergreen Luciano Belloni. The program title says it all:
WISKIE - WInter
Sea Kayak Italian Event... cool no?!
rolling classes have already started, at the
communal pool in Legnano, every Thursday from 21.30 to 22.30, with a
possibility for a swim if you arrive an hour before.
Of course we will keep you updated on our blog with daily reports and more: stay with us!
We will return home and to work after the Epiphany (6 January): unfortunately we won’t have time for the January newsletter and thus the motive for wishing all (in anticipation)
our Season’s Greetings and best wishes for a brilliant 2014.
We’ll meet again in February with more news!
changed considerably. Amongst other things, I’ve adopted the kayak as my yardstick when
making all kinds of purchases: these shoes cost as much as a paddle, that coat is less than a
waterproof jacket, those trousers as much as a towline, that handbag
a set of hatch covers...
We’re very careful what to ask from Santa Claus...
Call of the Inuit
Love for the Greenland landscape and its inhabitants seeps through every page
and makes one read it quickly.
devoured it over a weekend as soon as received from the author,
complete with a special dedication and promptly included it in the
reading section of the Tatiyak website.
to include it in their Christmas shopping list.
In this way you will be helping to raise funds for the ItaliAmmassalik Association.
We’ve also resumed our old habit of updating the list of books from the four corners
of the world about the Arctic... happy reading to all!
Over the horizon
Georges Alexandre is a French-Canadian paddler that few people know about.
He is on a voyage from Tunisia to Brussels to petition the European Parliament –
as he has stated “for a more humane approach to the immigration issue”.
His yellow kayak and paddle inhabit Facebook both in the original French
as well as in Italian with his rallying call: “let’s go, inshallah"!
Wind and snow have forced him to stop at the lock gate of Chateauneuf-du-Rhone
but we’re sure that he’ll resume his river voyage and arrive in Belgium.
Sign his petition please, it’s important and is much more effective than talk!
Thanks to Albert Gambina, we finally have a Newsletter written in English.
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