The forecast is showing wind for the next few days, as well as the promise of sun, so the next morning we set off towards a kite spot, eager to feel the exhilaration of the wind in our sails. We find the spot easily and the wind has showed up. I jump on my 12m for a session while Mathilde snaps some photos. The water is warm (well for us Norwegians anyway!) and afterwards there is a nice sea view to enjoy from the camper while drinking a coffee. Camping overnight is not permitted at this spot, so we head elsewhere for the night. Mathilde is the map reader and she leads us to another good spot she knows for kiting. We find a quiet place to camp on a magnificent beach, and as day turns into night the wind blows through the trees and I plan an early-morning session.
The next day, the wind is still blowing and the empty beach is ready for my kite and me. Crystal clear water, sailboats moored up, and the sun starting to shine – this is paradise for kiters. After a good session it is time for food and coffee in the camper – ah the simple life! Of course when you are living in a van, it’s good to take a shower at some point, so we use Google and find a spa to relax in with a sauna, swimming pool and a shower. Feeling like new, I’m ready for more camping and kite sessions. Over the course of the trip we check out kite spots at Prerow, Ahrenshoop, Dierhagen, Warnemunde, Kägsdorf and Insel Poel. Having enjoyed sessions at the many spots along this stretch of coast, with a heart full of gratitude, I return home, with memories of warm encounters with friendly locals, kite and SUP adventures on serene lagoons and ocean, and peaceful moments of solitude in a calm, relaxing part of the world