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Male Vode - Turkish Bayou

Posted on the 27 July 2011 by Kayakingserbia
Male Vode - Turkish bayouLovely weather, nice sun, tie the boat, get the paddles, give direction to the gas and get straight to Turski dunavac (Turkish bayou)! You have not heard of the Turkish bayou? Maybe Male vode (Little river)? Not even that? However, neither have we, and it is only 15km from the center of the city. With the Internet, help from GPS, and a little bit of luck, we were on a dusty road, near the coast, hoping to find a suitable place to drop a kayak in the water. Thanks to the skillful hands of fishermen who already made a "infrastructure" we finally managed to put kayak into the water and start to paddle. While we were watching flow of the water we were already sweating. Knowing how hard it is to paddle the mainstream of the Danube River upstream, we wondered why we had at all done this, and thought that maybe it hadn’t been that smart to force our arms when the weather was hot like that.
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