Does it work? Can I paddle kayak on the Baltic Sea when it is covered with up to 20 cm thick ice floes?
Well, let’s try …
Looks like it worked, doesn’t it?
Well, to be honest, no it didn’t.
I did not use the paddle at all but just pushed myself forward with my arms and so pushed the kayak over the ice floes. Since this was slow and exhausting and I only had my lunch break I did not come far and did not reach the open sea that always was in view.
And the way back? The same but backwards. I don’t think it would have been possible to turn around the kayak in the ice. while sitting in it. But it was fun anyhow.