Thursday, July 31, 2008

'Young Adventurers' and the Adventure Club!

Tuesday evening saw the inaugral session of the 'Young Adventurers' - youth coaching program, and we couldn't have selected more ideal conditions! Replacing the indoor pool sessions over the summer holidays, the course runs on Tuesday evenings every other week, and will continue (in addition to the regular pool courses - restarting on the 09th) when school begins again in September. However, unlike the pool courses which are open to different ages and abilities, (particularly used by those who wish to gain experience of kayak safety and 'wet' skills before or in addition to taking coaching sessions on the sea) the 'Young Adventurers' course is aimed specifically at the 10 - 13yrs age group, and members of the Adventure Club - Family and Corporate are automatically placed on the course. In addition to sea kayaking, our 'young adventurers' will also get to experience other exciting activity sessions designed specifically for them.
A few pics from 'Mighty Triton Experiences' ran out of Port Erin, (Seals are in abundance and very inquisitive, little ones nibbling carry toggles on the kayaks) the and coasteering around St Patrick's Isle. Evening paddles and Corporate days are filling very fast, alongside kayaking course, trips and other adventures - open to absolute beginners and those with experience alike.
Advance booking of your adventurous experience with us makes our life a little easier...
We schedule open sessions on the Calendar system for individuals and smaller groups as well as open booking space for larger groups or customised activities. If the session your looking for is not clearly visable, please contact us and we'll organise it for you!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Smiley Happy People!

Smiley Happy People!
Coasteering, Sea Kayaking, Rock Climbing...

individuals, couples and groups, Corporate team building, socials & Training, first time experiences, progression coaching and mini-expeditions, catered BBQ's...

Oh, did I mention the Basking shark we paddled with, off the 'Drinking Dragon' during staff training on Thursday evening...

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Glimpses of an Evening Paddle...

Just a quick note to say what a great night last night for a first time experience.
Enough freedom to believe I was an expert and enough safety on hand to make sure I could become one.
Great stuff will definitely do it again. Nice pics on the site as well.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Making a truely unique event...

Kista & Shane's medieval wedding was certainly one of these :)

What an unforgettable day for everyone, organised by the merry couple and the band of willing helpers who made it such a success! I can't wiat to see the professional pics...

And it made me think how unique every adventurous experience we provide really is. Not only do we create each program or session to suit your abilty and needs, people, places, tides, locations, wildlife, light and a host of ever changing factors make each adventure special to those who take part, and so different each time.

It's no wonder we love the outdoor life so much!

Monday, July 14, 2008

The sea has many moods...

Great to see the Guillimots are still here in massive numbers, row upon row creating a chaotic row as we paddle around Sugarloaf Rock, and lining the cliffs above the atmospheric caves below. Soon to leave for their winter quarters in colder climates, their prominant chatter and pungent smell will once again be replaced by the peace and tranquillity along that stretch of coastline, with occasional glimses of Dolphins and Porpoise. High above, the Western sections of the Chasms are open again for climbing, with the Eastern sections including the Sugarloaf Stack accessible from end July. Timed to coincide with the departure of the Guillimots and Razorbills, as well as the end of the nesting season for the Chough's. Often a sun trap, this location offers phenomenol views and the nearby stone circle.
In contrast to this, we also offer other experiences, for those who require increased challenge...
Shane's stag party was an adrenaline fueled affair, for which we selected Peel to give optimum conditions that morning!

A similar experience was had on the 'intermediate' paddle on Sunday evening from Port St Mary, where the sea had picked up rapidly to produce some occasional interesting conditions... A sizable Basking Shark passed by in front of us, swimming with the tide as we crossed the Sound. As always, good to see!
Laxey this evening gave its traditional display of colours, light conditions, seals, herons, black guillimots, the high pitched screaming from the Peregrine Falcon and as we crossed the millpond water at Garwick, a small Basking Shark (no more than 10 or 12 feet long) surfaced in front of us, feeding in the shallows, right up to the rocks... It refused to line up nicely with the cloud reflections on the water, to give a perfect shot and then after another surface sighting sank below and we had to contend with basking seals, oyster catchers and young cormorants peering down from their nests on the rocky ledges above.