The starting and finishing point for this round of kayaking was Murighiol.
The first day started quite briskly, as the waters on the St. George's Arm were choppy due to the wind. So we walked along the water's edge and stayed bunched up at all times.
We rested on Lake Isăccel, where we were also greeted by a few sprinkles of rain. Flocks of swans taking flight between the reeds quickly made us forget about the effort and the bad weather.
We quickly crossed Lake Isac, where the currents were causing the kayaks to rock hard, and entered a small channel where we paddled stonily upstream, then entered the Litcov channel, where we were carried downstream by the waters. We spent the night in a tent in the courtyard of a house known to the group leader.
The next day, with better weather, we entered the Gorgova and Rotunda lakes, where we talked to a fisherman and caught superb views of the Beștepe hills. We also spent the night on the Litcov canal at a fisherman's farm.
On the last day, we let ourselves be carried away by the waters as we admired herds of cows, more or less deserted farms, owls perched in trees. The St. George's branch has made us a little calmer. Surrounded by a beautiful sunset, we arrived at the same place we started from.
Reasons to choose such a tour in extra season (mild autumn-winter-early spring):
- Peeding on small canals is not hindered by the heavy vegetation that occurs in summer.
- The water level is higher, so there is less risk of bogging in sandbars.
- Tourist boats running seasonally on the main arms can pose problems for kayakers.
Because you are in a nature reserve, random camping in the Delta is not allowed. We stayed in the backyard of some local homesteads.
Safety informationAt night, jackals may approach tents, but should not attack.
Getting thereMurighiol can be reached by following the 222C road from Tulcea.
ParkingYou can leave your car near the pier.
EquipmentNeoprene suit, life jacket, everything you need to stay in the tent.