Monday, October 29, 2012

half term adventures

 We took the little 'uns out for an adventure this morning, stunning conditions off the East Coast of the Isle of Man, and plenty of lobster pot buoys and pebbles to amuse the girls : )
Sunday Surfing
The Adventure Club session yesterday was surfing the sea kayaks at Port Erin Beach.
Conditions proved to be perfect, and a fine mixture of excitement and learning. Some excellent performances!

"This morning was such good fun, great conditions, great people, and surfing those waves -stupendous :-) what more could a girl ask for?"
We've a few adventures on the website Calendar for this half-term, and as usual we also take bookings on demand, particularly if there are four or more folk in your group.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

a night paddle

with Andy North, heading South off Niarbyl this evening...
Just back in now, was a cracking trip down to the caves off Fleshwick and back.
As always, adventures with Andy involve plenty of fun and usually some pics too : )
 Wednesday evening we were off Peel running an Intermediate Night Paddle, in conditions : )
Think the guys were concentrating a bit.
 Tuesday evening was the last pool session in the Discover Sea Kayaking 'B' course, and those individuals transfer over for their two sessions on the sea now.
The Discover Sea Kayaking 'B' November course begins next Tuesday.
Looking forward to it already!

Monday, October 22, 2012

unforgettable Coasteering...

...adventures with family friends, visiting the Isle of Man for a few days... : )
They had been wanting to come Coasteering with us, and friends over from London provided the perfect opportunity. A great way to explore the Island on their second day here : )
Zoe told me they had all been up South Barrule yesterday, and had an action packed schedule! 
 It certainly looks that way!! : )
 I look forward to seeing you again, perhaps a different route with different challenges : )

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 : )

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fern's Birthday...

...Coasteering exploration this afternoon was a truly great adventure, and enjoyed the superb light and mild autumn temperatures around Peel Castle, on the west coast of the Isle of Man : )
 One of our favourite beginners routes with something for everyone!
  And a delightful sunset to round off the day... before heading back to Ballabrooie to wash the kit! : )
Thanks very much for the tasty sandwiches in the car park folks.

Corporate Team Building

Still playing catch up on pics...
 Morning Keirron,
Just want to say  thanks for a great day on Saturday we all thoroughly enjoyed it again!! Please can you pass on our thanks to Sam & Kim.
 Hi Keirron
Yes it was a fantastic 2 days out with the team in a new environment for everyone. Everyone had a lot of fun especially when Chris went in after only 30 seconds in the Kayak. I hope to organise another one in the spring.
Thank you and your team for making it a safe and enjoyable day out.
Best Regards,
Jon Garrad

Coasteering - Isle of Man

This morning's Coasteering route was for two smaller groups of friends getting together for a bit of excitement and personal challenge. 
 Alice has become a regular on the weekend adventures now : )
The lads visiting from the UK were delighted with the effectiveness of this instant cure for the few social beverages last night...
I know we are going to see more of you, maybe for some sea kayaking too : )
Really fun session and just enough swell to create the perfect environment!

"Thanks for taking us out, and thanks to Kim too - I swear I'd be doing it every weekend if I could!
Will be back some time before the end of the year ..., although I think Nick's pretty set on doing the kayaking next."

"Hi Keirron / Kim - hopefully I left a "thank you" on the blog but just in case - thanks again! It was a great morning and left us fresh for the terrible golf we went on to play at Peel..." 

ps. a few pics from more adventures with Northy...