Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Introduction Moldova Sponsortrip

No escaping anymore...this is KayakCobber; Jörgen

In a little more than six weeks I will leave for a new adventure. This time not with the backpack and far and away. But I will just start here on the lake. No problems with buses, trains or missing a plane.

A kayak journey of 4100 Km to ask attention and raise money to fund a department of Maxillofacial Prosthetics in the University Medical Centre of Chisinau, Moldava.
This department treats patients with facial defects/disorders/injuries.

One person, one kayak, one tent.
I will go all by myself.

The trip will start in Holland and will go Eastwards, all through the heart of Europe, to end up in Moldova.
When I will arrive in Chisinau I have been in: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and Moldova.
Apart from the Wadden sea and the Black sea all the paddling will go over rivers.
Ems, Mainz, Donau, Dnjester….

Time is ticking for me. Having the EEC syndrome: cleft/palate, skin, nails and eyes etc. problems. My eyes will go worse in future.
I am dreaming my dreams today!

Departure is planned in the beginning of April; this will give me time to travel during spring and summer. The trip is having an open end. Due to limitations of health I can be forced to slow down.
In normal conditions it will take me five months.

1 comment:

Douglas Wilcox said...

What a brilliant idea for a trip and fur such a good purpose. I wish you every success!