Gordon Brown of Skyak Adventures.
I've heard this is just a planning session but it could quite likely be the night paddle. Tonight though it was planning & Buoy-age, introductions & goals.
But it wasn't the end of the day as we then drove to Kyleakin for the night paddle. Obviously I couldn't get any pictures as it was very dark. It was also pretty bloody windy so the navigation was kept to a minimum. There was a lot of emphasis on keeping the group together which under the circumstances was pretty important. We also looked at Buoys as these are great for navigation at night.
We rounded the night off with some surfing on the way back to camp, nothing big but great fun in the dark evan if I was struggling to keep the kayak on line in the high wind.
I didn't get any images at the start of the session as it was huge, bigger than I've been in before. I was soon testing my roll & surfing down waves some as high as 8 foot, pretty scary :)
After the surfing session it was onto scenarios & rescues. I don't really like this bit as its hard work & often bloody cold but practice really does make perfect. Its an important part of kayaking we should all practice more.
After the scenarios it was back into the surf, now smaller for some rolling & self rescues. No prob's there (phew), time for lunch.
It was hard work today but without doubt one of my best days paddling, really enjoyed it.
Tomorrow we got navigation & tidal planning to practice so I better get an early night ;D
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