Kayaking on the Baltic

This week I was able to attend my first Outdoor LLC event. Of the many housing options at DIS, participating in a LLC (living and learning community) is one option.  LLCs are housing groups that live in the same building and attend events that connect to a greater theme. I chose to be a part of the Outdoor LLC because I wanted to have the chance to go hiking, kayaking and exploring in Sweden. 

On Wednesday I went to my first LLC event of the semester and it was great! There are five of us in our small cohort, and we have two leaders, Tilda and Alex. Our event for the day was sea kayaking on the Baltic and it was great!

Back home in Minnesota, I love kayaking. I learned how to kayak in Northern Minnesota and enjoy kayaking there and in the cities. Kayaking on the Baltic was a bit more intense than any of my previous kayaking experiences. For example, because of the cold waters in the Baltic, you need to use a kayak skirt to protect you from the water. I have never used one before so this was new for me. 

Next week, our LLC is planning an evening trail run somewhere in Stockholm. I have been trying to get back into running while in Sweden so I suppose my true running abilities will be tested next week. I am really looking forward to the run and to our future LLC adventures!

2 thoughts on “Kayaking on the Baltic

  1. Looks like fun but cold! You are certainly taking advantage of everything that is offered. Will you stay in this outdoor group or will you change groups sometime. You will probably get to go cross country skiing, too. The hills and mountains will test you. I’m so glad your having fun. Enjoy Riga! I love you.


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