Thursday, June 28, 2007

Water Clarity contines to be excellent!

So water clarity contines to be so good, that even in the caves, the sea bed is visible...
Here's a few pics from Polly's experiences, on her second visit on the Island, as a journalist, paddling the Island's coastline.
Escorted by the abundant seal population, viewing the noisy congregation of sea birds, a memorable experience!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sunday paddles - beautiful conditions!

A few pics from the paddles today, particularly the 'Sugarloaf' sea stack with its nesting population of Guillimots and Razorbills, great for photo's!

Friday, June 22, 2007

Beginners Calf Trip

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!

Finland, Open Crossings, Puffins and Family Trips

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.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Joyous weather and exciting times...

Saw the chance for a cracking photo off Peel Beach last night after the kayak trip finished...

Looks like we're in for a fabulous summer!


Adventurous Experiences were involved in a couple of days of the training for a team from the Welsh Guards, who undertook an immense challenge...

details at;

Here's a few pics from their challenge and prior training.

They were great fun to coach and provided some excellent entertainment along the way.

Well done on completing it, hope to catch you guys again the future!