Sunday, 16 October 2011

Improve sea kayaking north wales - intro mediate skills ... and what a weekend!!

The weekend originally looked windy and Friday evening when I took a look at the forecast, all was looking better and Saturday morning well ... happy days!! This weekend was an Improve sea kayaking course, with all having at least one days previous work in current. The weather was looking good for sea kayaking along the North Wales coastline ...

The plan was a journey from 2k in from Penmon Point on the Straits, across to Puffin Island and then back.

Sonja pleased she was out for the day!!

It really was that good ... and some more ...

We did some eddy turns and short ferry glides before crossing to the Island

Some good reversing and pushing those directional skills!!

On the main beach there was 4 seals ...looking big, pregnant and enjoying the sun, so we crossed back to the main land, landed and had lunch.

Each of the group was then buddied up and separate tasks were given, to provide ownership and increase individual decision making

Crossing back from the central beacon ... just so sunny and super ...

Day 2: North coast Anglesey, Cemais Bay - Bull Bay

Sonja leading the group out with the first of the more confused water ...

The wind was picking up and with two hours of current still on the push we worked just short of Hells Mouth, headland and worked with ferry glides, into the channel and then back, focusing to control and placement.

We paddled on to the brick works, for some lunch and short break

Soaking up the Autumn sunshine, a cooler day but bright and light ... we then crossed to the head land and worked with some of the current which provided some useful wind against tide, and an opportunity for stern rudders.

From left to right, Sonja, me, Rich, Gary, Shaun and Rich. Thanks Manuela for the photo!

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