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This Blog is A Record Of My Personal Adventures And Wonderful Kayaking Lifestyle. It Is Also A Taster Of What You Can Expect If You're Adventurous Enough To Tag Along. Why Not Get In Touch And Join One Of Go Sea Kayaks Guided Trips On The Beautiful Mediterranean Island Of Sardinia, You Won't Regret it!

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Snow Place Like Holm...

Having lived near the coast all my life I know how infrequently snow settles along the coastline but when it does a new world of wonder is there for us to explore. When I saw that the recent snow was not only settling on the coast but also on Flat Holm & Steep Holm, then I knew I had to get out there & experience this rare wonder first hand.
I tried clicking my heels repeating "There's snow place like Holm','There's snow place like Holm' but had to settle for a cold paddle with Stuart again, to get there instead...

Leaving in the dark an hour before sunrise so as to catch the tide, I saw little point in taking pictures till we were half way there (& being -4 when we set off I wanted to keep my gloves on as much as possible)...








I ambled for some time reveling in these new found views from old viewpoints & exploring the war bunkers scattered around the Island...
 One of the Islanders...



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Don't look like in the video, (does it ever?) but the tide was really ripping through this gap on Flat Holm & was bloody good fun
Heading back at an average of 5 knots until we started a steeper ferry-glide to try & get back to Sully Island having totally overshot the Wolves navigation Buoy...

I managed to drift quite wide of Sully Island in the spring tide & decided to head for the West side as I was obviously not going the make the East side unlike Stuart who was still on course before turning west to catch me up...

Before heading back to the van we did a final lap of the Island & a spot of rock hopping, or may be that should be 'hull scraping'. The conditions were perfect & we were quite happy just to chill out & reflect on a another fab morning...

Check out Stuarts blog at http://seakayaking-stuart.blogspot.com/

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