Nothing much happened on days 3 & 4, I mean what can you do when your sat on a beach for two days (LOL). I had forecasts of F4 to F6 & despite my frustration I decided to play it safe & sit out the weather.
I would have given it a go if I wasn't solo, but as a solo paddler I have to be a little more cautious. I know other kayakers have a higher comfort level that me but I intend to stick within my comfort zone of what I consider safe & enjoy my time on the water.
the weather wasn't too bad but the tide was early & I was knackered from the portage the previous night as i had dragged my boat most of the way up the beach fully loaded till a friendly local helped me carry it to the end of the sand. Won't do that again, my back was well stiff!
Didn't sleep too well last night, I was woken by thunder & lightning about 12AM. Luckily it seemed quite distant though the flashes were still quite bright.
Woke to a stiff breeze, F4-5 predicted, it didn't look too bad but I decided to play it safe & lose another day. It was up to F6 in the evening.
I thought today might be the day despite the forecast, (just how long can the crap weather last?), the forecast however was F6 at Mumbles :(
I called my Mum for a 5 day forecast from the BBC weather web page & it didn't look too good so I've decided to take a break & wait for the low pressure to pass & head off again ASAP.
I'm glad at least that I've got a couple of stages done & it gives me a great opportunity to slimline my kit as I seem to have too much :)
Damn you weather! Like you say better safe than sorry.ReplyDelete
Been gagging to get to a commputer or wifi conection to see where the track was, only to wonder what had happenned when it was in the same place.
Hey Martyn, Did wonder if people would realise I was just staying put?ReplyDelete
If my track ain't moved then neither have I (or my batteries have run out?).
Thought I left OK messages on my idle days so I'll have to read the tracker instructions again I guess.
Itching to get going again...
NO RUSH , YOU KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE RIGHT AND AS YOU'VE SAID, YOU HAVE TO ENJOY IT, STAY SAFE OUT THERE. ADMIRE WHAT YOU ARE DOING ,ReplyDelete
Dont rush it Taran, just stay safe on the water.ReplyDelete
Stuart was up here in Liverpool over the weekend and Pete from Liverpool Canoe Club doesn't live far from where you are going to finish your trip so maybe you might get an escort in on the last day!
Thanks for the support, I'm think I'm doing the right thing waiting for the wind to drop but its bloody frustrating.ReplyDelete
I suppose I should look at my normal paddles, If I'm heading far out to an Island I'd probably wait till the wind was nice & low.
They say men think about sex every 10 seconds?, well I'm like that with the trip at the mo. I think about the trip for 10 seconds & then sex for the other 10 (LOL)...
Long portages are going to be a common thing I think, every time you land it's gonna be low water. I was hoping to get out with you but looks like that will have to wait now! damn sharp tools!!!ReplyDelete
Mike, Taran hope we can meet up, always a welcome if you land in Prestatyn.ReplyDelete
Mike not you seen how you drink whiskey and set me up with anonymous dates ;)