Tuesday, May 31, 2011

fluffy clouds, gannets & wild goats

 The Adventure Club paddle from Laxey yesterday headed North from the Beach, beneath the amazing cloud formations we've grown to almost take for granted when sea kayaking at Laxey on the East coast of the Isle of Man. Occasional wild goats peered down for the rocky crags, and my face glowed in the suns rays...

It was really pleasant to see many of the regular Club paddlers of different abilities, out together.
 Saturday's Evening Paddle was from Peel, the residual swell with absolutely no wind in the bay gave added excitement to the sea kayak session, consisting of mostly absolute beginners and novice paddlers.
 I can see a few folk from this session joining the Adventure Club and paddling regularly with us. 
With more Basking Shark sightings off Port Erin and Niarbyl on Saturday, we're running more sea kayak trips over the TT period. Next Evening Paddle with places available this Friday 6pm, and it looks like a cracking forecast too!

Corporate Coasteering on Friday
A challenging route to suit the group's ability and desire!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Basking Sharks have arrived!

 There are a group of three Basking Sharks feeding at the surface in Port Erin Bay, two more at the Sound...
 ... I wonder how many more are below?! This is the first verified sighting this year, and bang on time : )
The Gannets have been diving furiously for the last few weeks and jellyfish are appearing slowly...
 This mornings Coasteering session ran on the South Coast of the Isle of Man, with a little bit of swell running.
 Nice clean jumps and great fun timing the landings with the wave sets.
 This group are now booking the extended route - a 4 hour session with some commitment, rewarded by stunning caves and immense scenery!
I can't wait!;
Some pics from the Sea Kayaking session this afternoon.
 A Stag party with the unusual addition that most of the group could already paddle...
 ...and the stag could run quickly when necessary!
Hope to take you out for a more extensive paddle next time : )

Friday, May 27, 2011

UK School - bespoke activity week!

 strong winds all week made for flexible plans - we had such a laugh!
Already booked again for next year - we look forward to meeting the next year group : )
Have a safe flight home, and great weekend!
Keirron & the Team

The whole week has been fantastic and I would personally like to thank you and your team for making it such a memorable experience. I will confirm the 2012 dates with Kay early next week.

In the meantime I am already planning a family trip back to the Isle of Mann…
Once again, many thanks for a brilliant week, speak soon, kind regards Mark.
PS: please thank Kim and George for their help. Aman was talking all the way back about how George had helped him conquer his fear of water; he has really come back a new boy, so please pass that message on to George. Cheers, Mark.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

adventurous experiences for family & friends...

... exploring the intertidal zone along the Isle of Man coastline. One aspect of the all encompassing adventure of Coasteering, the activity tailored to various ability and fitness levels, from absolute beginner to adrenaline pumping and physically demanding.
Yesterday's explorations were exceptional fun, and I can't wait to see you all again this summer!
Thanks for a superb day