And welcome to ShibbyTraveler Kayaks Sri Lanka!
I am looking forward to start this new adventure! The reason i ended up in Sri Lanka is thanks to Norse kayak, as i passed the North cape in Norway after 119 days I got a message from Norse: Hi and congratulation on finishing, you can keep the kayak you have and there is a new one waiting for you in Sri Lanka when you feel like it! And now 6months later i am sitting in Sri Lanka and preparing for this amazing kayaking trip!
This will be my third Kayaking adventure! First one was Thailand’s west coast and my kayak on this trip was named Lagertha after the legendary Viking shield maiden! The second Kayak was an amazing kayak I got from Norse kayaks, model Ymir and I named it after a brave young girl in Norway named Ida Marie, she that took up a brave fight against bullying in the public. And I will also this time Kayak in an Ymir from Norse and this time I would like to set focus on an important woman that we slowly are destroying, Mother Earth! We now have a day for everything and everyone except Mother Earth, she only have one hour. I am not planning to preach about climate change because I don’t really know how much is Natural and how much is due to mankind. But what I know is that we are destroying our jungles and reefs and killing animals by the millions for no good reason! For food I can understand but just because we want to, feel threatened or to pass the time makes me sick! And keeping animals in captivity! Please stop supporting Zoos, circuses and other cruel captivity organizations! It is so much more special and beautiful to see them in the wild! I believe the biggest treats we face is the extinction of plants, bugs and animals and the production and pollution of PLASTIC! I will use a minimum of 50% of my profits from YouTube during my time in Sri Lanka on the fight against plastic in Sri Lanka! Help me help Mother Earth by watching my YouTube and I will also set up a site where you can contribute directly to the fight against Plastic!
I have a Visa for three months and will take my time kayaking around the 718 nautical miles(1330K)
I am open for more sponsors, I do believe I have enough to finish the trip but more funds give me the opportunity to do more fun things like safaris and important things like bribing people to join me on beach cleanups and even better equipment so i can make better videos and photos! And off Corse shorter time until the next adventure!
What can I give in return?
A cleaner shoreline, logo and mentioning on different channels like the blog, YouTube, Instagram and on equipment. And if you have a different ide just let me know!
Thank you for following me!
Lots of Love
This is The info on the Norwegian Trip
At the start of May I will start my next adventure!
I will kayak the coast of Norway from the border of Sweden to The border of Russia (or the other way if the weather goods decide it). Estimated distance will be from 3200km to 4300km depending on different routes. I’m estimating that I will need around 3-5 months to finish. This has been my dream since I finished kayaking Thailand’s west coast two years ago!
Ymir was one of four of the ancestors of all jötnar and born when fire and ice met. He was killed by Odin and his brothers. From his body they made the earth where humans live.
On the way I hope to meet Freedivers that want to train and exchange experience, other kayakers that want to join for parts or all of the journey. Good people that want to join me cleaning areas where I camp for plastic and other trash and join me by the camp fire! If you want to join the plastic movement or start your own, have a look at the Plastic Pirates on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/2308543432509576/?ref=br_rs
I will bring my GoPro and computer so I can take photos, make videos and restart my blog from my last kayaking trip. Here is a little video that I made at the end of the Thailand trip:
My last kayak was named after the Norwegian shield maiden Lagertha. She was a Norwegian Viking warrior and farmer, now known thru the TV-series Vikings. This time I have chosen the name of a strong Norwegian woman named Ida Marie for her courage to stand up publicly against bullies that have tormented her all through school and hopefully will help others in her situation.
And to all of you out there being bullied, it will get better! Most of the people that bullied me have become better people and have apologized to me. Just stay strong and don’t let them break you! And to all you out there: If you see someone being bullied, do something or you are almost as bad as the bully!
You can find me on Instagram and YouTube under the name ShibbyTraveler. My blog is named ShibbyTraveler.com!
I just returned from Asia where I was training freediving with WeFreedive. An amazing crew and I miss them a lot! I will for sure return one day to train some more. I left Phuket as a PADI master freediver, AI level C and AIDA level 4! I will highly recommend WeFreedive to anyone that want to learn safe freediving! https://wefreedive.com/
Sponsors! The plan is to work up the money for the trip myself, but sponsors will make everything much easier. I can get better equipment, focus more on training for the trip, and I can make more stops and see more places so I can show of more of beautiful Norway.
The equipment I need: Kayak with necessary equipment, tent, sleeping bag, clothes, dry suite, gas burner, transport to start point and food. Estimated cost 30.000-40.000nok
So what can you get back for sponsoring a trip like this? That will depend on what we agree on, but what I can offer could be a logo on equipment, clothes or blog. It’s also possible to get the rights to use photos and videos for public promotion. Courses in freediving for people in the company as a price for a good job? There are many possibilities!
You can sponsor by a given amount, but I’m also interested in any one that want to give an amount for each nautical mile or kilometer I do by kayak. Or maybe per kg trash my helpers and I manage to gather on the way?
This post got a little longer then I was planning, thank you for reading and I hope to see you soon!
Lots of Love
Joachim Larssen the ShibbyTraveler