|Paddling on Lake Eikeren|
Warm summer rains have been mixing the frigid Norwegian waters making for some extremely interesting fog throughout Lake Eikeren, just steps from our workshop in Vestfossen. I've been paddling these kayaks and learning to move with them as one body as I simultaneously learn what it is that makes a traditional kayak so special in design. The ribs, which hold the form throughout the kayak between keel and stringers is one of those designs that make it a lot like a living body.
|Sighting for the perfect lines|
|Bending the rib|
|Placing the rib into the friend|
|Using a knife to shape the rib`s end for fitting into the kayak frame.|
One day I was paddling and I saw a rainbow coming straight at me with what looked like a giant wave. As It got closer I realized it was a rainstorm coming over the hills. I was completely immersed in the rainstorm as it met the foggy water and was greeted by beautiful clouds and sun afterwards. I
|The sky clearing over the front of my baidarka|