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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!

Monday 2 July 2012

Budgie Smuggling...

First day out for the new Speedo's or Budgie Smugglers as Stuart likes to call them?
Sorry ladies but there are no pics & they were under my wetsuit anyhow ;D
I was in Parrog today, Mike Mayberry was kind enough to let me practice my leading & coaching skills on a beginners course he was running.
The Guy's on the course, Steve & Chris were going to be working on some basic kayak skills & it was useful to watch Mikes coaching technique. I evan learnt that I really need to work on my draw strokes as I solely rely on a skulling draw instead.
The guys were learning bow rudders too, again, something I need to work on as I rely on cross bow rudders instead, keen to avoid the drip down the neck :S
I think generally I need to practice skills that I tend not to use as I will still have to teach a variety of skills to clients & not just the skills that I favour.

We paddled along the coast making use of the fantastic rockhopping the area has. This makes the paddling fun but also encourages the guys to practice their turns & think on their feet, (or maybe bum?).
We also had them practice an x rescue at the end & they both did really well save for a comedy moment when Chris overreached giving me & Mike a body each to rescue. To be fair I've done the over reach thing myself, always good for a laugh :)

OK, I can't be bothered writing more as I'm persevering with a crap day job to get spending money for my trip to Sardinia & I'm bloody knackered :S

Enjoy the pic's ;D

Camp For The Night...


  1. To be honest Dave I could point the camera at my arse in Pembrokeshire, (I said at) & still get a great shot :)

  2. Looks a bit cold for the budgie smuggler

  3. Great to see a sea kayaker going the smugglers....

  4. Great video Mark but I think the real question is should we point the budgie up or down???