Thursday, March 15, 2018

Sea Kayaking - Wildlife

Viewing Wildlife... Sea Kayaking in the Isle of Man

One of my main motivations to kayak is the opportunity to view wildlife unobtrusively. Close encounters from the kayak, as well as locations which only a kayak can access...
Living in the Isle of Man means you can make the most of every day, with so much to dos so close to home : ) Even remote locations within 20-30 mins drive!

 Monday was a week day paddle across to the Calf of Man, a gem set just south of Our Island... with Andy and Liam. Native horned Loaghtan Sheep and spring lambs grazing near the sea, Atlantic Grey seals basking in the sunshine, a blissful peace and tranquility, protected by a conveyer belt of water : ) 

 With the following day's conditions looked equally delightful, I kept the kayaks on the roof of the Defender, and enjoyed yet another blissful paddle, this time along the south east coast from Port St Mary, to Sugarloaf caves. 

 Common Shelduck, Mallard, Great Cormorant, European Shag, Grey Heron, Oyster Catcher, Ruddy Turnstone, Great Black-Backed Gull, Black Guillemot, Eurasian Curlew, Fulmar...  

... and the first bands of Common Guillemot have begun arriving to colonise the Sugarloaf Rock and surrounding sea cliffs for the annual breeding season : )

Skills Development Programs - the Weekend

The Junior Paddlesport, Youth ScholarshipAdults Paddlesport and Adventure Club training programs continue to deliver progressive long-term learning, and many benefits of regular variable exercise. As the indoor kayaking training season draws to a close, the outdoor training beckons...

 Adventure Club at Chicken Rock on Sunday (the benefits of a year-round program)

 With the first Signs of Spring earlier this week, folk are looking ahead and asking what adventures we are offering in the Isle of Man. Our schedule of 'Summer Experiences' together with online booking for groups up to a maximum of 8 persons:

 Sea Kayaking - Coasteering - Gorge Scrambling

If you wish to make a group booking at a time not offered, a group booking of more than 8, or a private booking, please Contact Us.

Catch you on the water soon
Keirron and the Team

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