Monday, January 11, 2010

Shafts of Golden sunlight... sea kayaking Isle of Man

Port Erin bay was the destination of the full day sea kayak trip on Saturday, and well as the put in for the afternoon paddle...
A relaxed trip around Bradda Head, past the mines and bays overlooked by the sheer cliffs, very impressive.

We were lucky enough to have a small pod of Porpoise swimming just seaward of us, their small fins appearing and falling away gracefully with the occasional one leaping clear of the water.
They appeared to be feeding in the one area, and stayed with us for while before disappearing again...

Congratulations to Neil for reaching his 40th Bday!!!

Sea kayak trips and training sessions amidst shafts of Golden sunlight...

The Adventure Club sessions launched from the Sound, on the South coast of the Isle of Man on Sunday, utilising the sheltered conditions for different training groups. Novices explored the inlets and coastline out to Black Head, as well as Kitterland, the Intermediates headed out to South Harbour, the Drinking Dragon tidal race and also used the moving water in the Sound.
It was even warm enough to practice many of the 'wet' skills.
Staff training was a mixture of scenarios and personal boat handlinfg skills in advanced conditions, as always a joy!
Few photo oportunities are available during intensive coaching sessions, but i'm sure the students will remember them well!
Looking forward to next week!

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