Sunday, 18 August 2013

Summer Sunshine - Bespoke Sea Kayaking

It was good to see Paul after a month or so and see the changes he had made, through putting time into going paddling.  As he had never been out to Puffin Island we did a tidal plan first, taking into account the winds and then set off.  A broad aim of the day was around 3 star performance skills and abilities ...

We worked with eddy turns and a couple of ferry glides, before heading round the island.  The seals were pretty mellow and also enjoying the sunshine ...

There was a small swell so we took advantage and did a couple of rocky landings, just before lunch, which would also allow the tide to turn and generate some speed ...

There was the occasional bit f chop which provided good conditions and Paul, looked comfortable in the Cetus HV, its first outing since Ireland!

As we headed back to the start we had some wind against tide, which provided good conditions for a self rescue.  Paul went for a paddle float self rescue and managed this fine.

We headed back to Menai Bridge and sat looking back over a couple of video clips, working through an action plan for Paul to focus on over the next few months, before our next day out in October.


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