This is the first descent of Europe’s longest river by kayak from the source in the Valdai Hills northwest of Moscow to the river’s delta at the Caspian Sea. The Volga traverses 2300 miles (3700 km) through western Russia’s most beautiful countryside with some of the richest history known to man.
TOTAL MILES TO DATE: 2130.09
TOTAL DAYS: 59
MILES COUNTDOWN: 0.00
April 15, 2014
Jeff & West are pretty excited to finally start paddling. If you are following their SPOT tracker, they are making pretty good time paddling down this "lake" part of the Volga River. They are coming up on the town of Peno, Russia. Peno has a population of 5190 at an elevation of 705 feet. The update from Jeff this morning is that, while it is cold, it's not as cold as they expected. The guesthouse was very comfortable even to the point that they had to open the windows because it had become too warm He reiterated how thrilled they were to offload some of their gear or the time they had to drag their boats 11 miles at the start would have been much longer than it actually took. Before they started paddling this morning, they had gone 15 miles.