Cracking day on Wed for a beginners trip to the Calf, Ann had friends over (Jean and Francis) from the States visiting the Island. Juliette joined us as well. Skirted around the tide race and pulled up onto the rocky beach near the 'Pepperpot'.
Bit of a rest, check out the spectacular view and take a few group pics, and then to the beach again. Managed to break both the cameras we had with us... just got these pics now!
Having just returned for Training Instructors in Helsinki, so much has been happening on the Island and lots of great pics to share. Been busy on the water since arriving back, so here's a few pics from trips yesterday.
The o'Sullovan family who sailed over from N Ireland, are heading back today (ideal sea conditions), an enjoyable training session with the Vancouver Island Youth Expedition team, (Puffins were especially curious about them) and there has been particular excitement about the number of Basking Shark encounters, swimming around around and under the kayaks... i'll try for some pics this weekend!
Many thanks to Justine and Barry who paddled our new Triton over from N Wales on Tuesday, I was still in Finland when Justine texted me to see if I would be there to pick them up... Lucky enough I got back just before them. Well done guys, fast crossing considering the F6 wind and associated sea conditions. Mike and Joe paddled to Portaferry, Northern Ireland two weeks ago, as part of their marathon training for the Cheshire Ring Race. Under 9 hours there, and 9 and a half back, a fantastic achievement!
And finally a few pics from sunny Finland, can't wait to return again next year.
Keirron is a British Canoeing Level 5 Coach, whose passion and profession is development through adventure sports.
He runs Adventurous Experiences, an adventure sports centre: sea kayaking, coasteering and unforgettable experiences in the Isle of Man.
His brother Kelvin runs a fishing tackle shop - Kelvin’s Tackle, and guides kayak fishing trips. Keirron also enjoys rock climbing, mountaineering, expeditions of any description, woodturning and Judo.