Sunday, October 21, 2012

a little swell...

...makes for great playtime in the 'rock gardens' along the West coast of the Isle of Man.
Today's sea kayak training sessions ran from Fenella Beach, Peel in benign conditions, with a powerful swell.
 The morning session was the Discover Sea Kayaking group and Adventure Club Improver's.
Working on delivering effective dynamic strokes, timing the swell around the rocks and varying the amount of power... Taking a break in the sunshine with Katia's flapjack to boost energy levels : )
Then back to the beach to finish with some wet skills.

The next Discover Sea Kayaking 'A' course begins Sunday 04th November at Laxey.
The afternoon Intermediate session ran along similar lines yet with increased challenge, both in the application of skills to the environment, as well as the spot chosen for the break : )
We'll be gradually increasing the break-time challenge, in readiness for the winter training program.

Adventure Club Meal & Social
Tove made a fantastic effort on Friday night. Delicious food and great company, with the occasional light beverage to wash it all down. Thanks very much from everyone!! : ) and also to those who supplies the array of desserts. Next one 7th December @ the Smiths.

Evening / Night Paddles
Following the success of Wednesday's night paddle off Peel, this coming Wednesday will be setting out from Niarbyl, hoping to catch some bio luminescence...
Let me know if you can make it : )

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