Sunday, March 31, 2013

Tollymore 2013

A few pics from this year's Adventure Club 'Easter Ireland' trip to Tollymore National Outdoor Centre.
Jonny Parr was again one of our leaders : )
Sastrugi formations along the way
The stone walls looked amazing
very different to our regular hikes in the Mourne's
my favourite photo - captured the scene nicely
We've been to Tollymore for the last three Easter's, 17 in the team this year.
Ice formations at the quarry en-route
practicing winter skills - ice axe arrests
some puzzled expressions during the briefing
Jan & Terry
Katia & Alice
raised footsteps in the snow...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Adventure Race - update

Just been watching a great interview by John Keggin on this years Isle of Man Adventure Race.
We're seeing a good mixture of ages and male and females in teams for the Amateur and Elite one day races, weekend 15th and 16th June.

Arrived back early this morning with the first 12 brand new SKUK sea kayaks for the 2013 fleet... : )
They are going to look great on the water! 
Looking forward to seeing them racing along the coast in June, past Basking Sharks and Puffins...
Entries need to be in soon to ensure the free kayak session : )

Chris Allix is again entering the mighty DW (devises to Westminster) Canoe Race over the Easter Weekend. Good Luck, we're all behind you : )

ps. Finally looks like we're seeing the end of the snow, scheduled adventures on the water will resume in full from 7th April.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

loaghtan adventures

 The history and outdoor activities trip continued in snowy style, visiting a few of our impressive Manx museums, mixing these with outdoor adventures...
 Corrins Folly on top of Peel Hill provided a spectacular ice display on its East facing wall.
 It was pretty cool just trotting about up there, everything so different...
 ...then back down for a local chip lunch overlooking the marina.
 We finished the trip with a visit to the Sound to see the seals sprawled over the rocks...
 Thanks for a brilliant week folks, and a very flexible approach to the program! : )
Making best use of the conditions we have at the time.
See you next year!
 ps. we'll be taking a flexible approach to sessions until spring comes back in full force...

Hi Keirron
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for this year's visit ... a fabulous time and will remember our time on the island for a long time.
Many thanks to your parents for their hospitality as well - they can certainly make a mean pancake!
No snow here but some flurries this morning ... have a great Easter. See you next year.
Best wishes

Sunday, March 24, 2013