Kayakers Embarking on 1285 Kilometer Paddling Trip Along the Pacific Coastline
Over the last 36 months Costa Rican kayakers Esteban Ericksen and Claudio Solis have been working on the idea of kayaking in the name of conservation. With the support of DryPak/Airhead and after lots of hours planning the logistics, sketching maps, figuring out the best places to camp and choosing the right menu for tropical camping, the team is ready to hit the waters towards the middle of October. Even though it’s been raining cats and dogs in the capital (San Jose) we are confident that across the Continental Water Divide the Caribbean lowlands are going to welcome us with mild winds and sunny days says kayaker Esteban Ericksen.
The so called Cormorant Expedition Team will be face to face with the rainforest as they paddle their way along Lake Arenal on an 82 kilometer kayak journey meant to raise awareness on conservation of natural resources and how outdoor activities can have a positive impact on the environment.
We are watching the grass grow while waiting for our Roll Top Dry Bags to get to Costa Rica but it’s the price one pays in order to make sure you are not camping with wet clothing…it’s a hard job, but someone has to do it.
The team will drive from San Jose, Costa Rica over the Central Volcanic Range towards the Caribbean side of the country, overnighting at La Fortuna, right at the base of world famous Arenal Volcano before they hit the water.
This is only the beginning and preparation voyage of several kayaking journeys planned to take place over the next couple of years along the Pacific Coastline totaling 1285 Kilometers. This Mega-Transect will be divided into three sections: North Pacific, Central Pacific and South Pacific adding around 400 Km on each section.
More updates coming up with maps of the routes, pictures and the latest new right from the rainforest!
Pura vida DryPak…!!!