Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunsets & Sunday training in sea kayaks

 Adventure Club 4* Trainees trip to Chickens Rock, following the wave train from the Stack...
 Happy 16th Bday to Kim, who joined the morning paddling group from Port Erin.

 Foundation Safety & Rescue training on the River Neb, then opportunity to practice on the sea.
 Some early morning coaching sessions off Peel, concentrating on edge control and body awareness.

And its always great to end the day with a fine sunset!
Catch you on the water soon

Monday, January 24, 2011

Purple Sandpipers & sea kayak training

Little Sound Tidal Race
(Adventure Club - Intermediates Sea Kayak Training)
Purple Sandpipers
(similar to Turnstones which we also see when exploring the coastline)
Exiting the mighty Sugarloaf Cave
(Discover Sea Kayaking course - 4 weekly coastal paddles)
Exploring Caverns & Caves around the Anvil
(Adventure Club - Improvers Sea Kayak Training)

Guided Discovery Learning
(Adventure Club - Intermediates Sea Kayak Training)
George & Ian trial their customised SKUK Carbon Sea Kayaks

Getting the 'feel' of the kayak in standing waves.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

kayaking - river, sea & indoor pool!

Kayak Safety Pool Courses continue throughout the winter, with low coaching ratios and a safe warm learning environment. Check out the website Calendar for availability on the February Pool Course, Discover Sea Kayaking course, and other scheduled adventures.

Sunday's kayak training sessions maximised on the near perfect water level in the river during the morning...

.. then followed the coaching session on the sea in the afternoon, off Peel.

We split into a beginners group, with a few new faces, and the Improver plus team who headed round the Castle to work in the 'lumpy stuff' :)

It was a superb day, only made better by the sunshine and enthusiasm from everyone on the water!
See you all this weekend

'just stretching their wings...'

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

IoM Adventure Race - 2011's team challenge

Happy New Year!
All the best during 2011, and beyond :)

We're accepting team entries to this year’s Isle of Man Adventure Race from today.

Teams of four persons - each team member must compete in at least two disciplines (of the total five, over 2 days)
Each team member will receive a free exclusive t-shirt, and can sign up to a free kayak training session.
Closing date for entries 31 March or when all 25 team places are filled.

** Teams can also signup to our exclusive training packages, contact us for more details. **

Adventurous Experiences would like to thank PricewaterhouseCoopers (official Sponsor of the IoM Adventure Race) for their continued support.

This week has been very mild, with air temperatures remaining warm day and night.
Sunday's sea kayak training sessions from Laxey sheltered from the Westerly wind, and hot sunshine made it very pleasant indeed :)

Staff Training has stepped up a gear, working on personal performance, strength and conditioning, coaching and professional progression.
Sea kayak training sessions on a Sunday are providing steady progress for Adventure Club members as well as the beginners joining us on the water.
Its going to be a great year!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Leaping Seal off Llangness

This morning's paddle round Llangness stole the window of still, sunny conditions.
On the way back a Common Seal leapt clear of the water alongside us, and then did it again...

... probably surprised at the array of colours on the water.
Tomorrows trips from Port Erin will be in perfect conditions.
See you then

Festive Paddle for fun

Our traditional Christmas day paddle was one of the best i've been lucky enough to be part of...
 Snow lying on all the surrounding hills and cliff tops, the sun warm and the skies clear blue...
Absolute bliss!
As a group of friends out paddling, I could just relax and enjoy the scenery :)