Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Private Course

I was running a private course Saturday to Tuesday, with some exceptional sea conditions, and great company!!  

Image by Steve Parry

Four days of giving our guests an adventurous tour of the Isle of Man, including plenty of Sea Kayaking, some Indoor Kayaking, sampling local cuisine and produce, hill running along the coast, close encounters with wildlife, rainbows from the sea, surf...

 ...even managing to some adrenaline Coasteering and relaxed estuary exploration...
Learn to Kayak and view the Island from a different perspective : )

Looking forward to seeing you both for our next adventure in July!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Youth Scholarship - TR. 5 & 6

Before and after from Tuesday evening's Youth Scholarship - Development & Leadership Program

Delivered by Adventurous Experiences, in association with Conister Bank.

 The training group experienced Coasteering at Peel, TR 5, with interesting sea conditions : ) 

Thursday's TR. 6 - Surfing at Peel

...with the bonus of a terrific sunset!!

Catch you on the water soon : )

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Rock Climbing

Sunrise at Douglas Marina

A few pics from yesterday's Rock Climbing session at Tower Buttress, the Chasms, on the South coast of the Isle of Man. The guys flew over for a gig and some rock climbing, before heading home again today : )

So pleased we got the perfect weather window to get you on the crag : )

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Charity DW Duo

Adventure Club members Rachel and Chris are training for the Devises to Westminster Canoe Race this Easter. They will be using a carbon SKUK Triton, working as a pair to complete the gruelling  125 miles (plus 77 portages) non-stop!

Rachel Smith & Chris Allix - DW Duo 

Both paddlers are raising money for the charitable trust Twincess, supporting parents of those with Down Syndrome, and changing perceptions of others to the condition.
"Twincess is place where families of those with Down’s Syndrome can connect, share, support and celebrate!"

This morning's sea kayak training was from Peel, Fenella Beach, in bright sunshine.
Operating as two groups, both headed South for the exciting rocky challenges en-route : )

Members of the Adventure Club will be travelling over to support Chris and Rachel on their DW challenge!

So great to have blue skies, beaming sunshine and great company on the water!!
The Guillemots & Razorbills have started arriving on the sea cliff ledges, and Eider Ducks were dotted about along the route.

Looking forward to another week of paddling, and smiling : ))

Cookie modelling the new Adventure Club t-shirt, when you renew your membership.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Night Paddle

This evening's night paddle set out from Fenella Beach Peel, on the West coast of the Isle of Man.
The main breakwater was a hive of activity, with scallop dredgers landing their catch.

Perfect conditions for sea kayaking, flat calm, the twinkling lights of Peel as a backdrop and enough cloud cover to insulate us and keep the air temperature above freezing : ) 

Really enjoyable, thanks folks, see you on Sunday.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Sea Kayaking Sundays

 Stunning day on the water Sea Kayaking from Port St Mary, on the south coast of the Isle of Man.

 So many seals at the Calf of Man, popped into South Harbour for an off the water break...
... an inquisitive one nosing the toggle on the kayak.

 The afternoon sea kayak trip was for newcomers, as well as Lauren and Janet joining us for the hot sunshine! Caves were lit up, sea was calm... pretty nice!

 After a break we headed back around Sugarloaf Rock, very peaceful today, but soon to be inundated by Guillemots and Razorbills for their nesting season.

A great day to introduce folk to sea kayaking... well worth the wait : )
Catch you on the water soon