With a free weekend my mind naturally turned to paddling & with my trip to Sardinia immanent it was likely to be my last paddle in the UK for some time.
I was racking my brains, (men have two you know) for idea's when I got a message off Eurion who had something planned. OK, I'm in I guess :)
Eurions friends Barbera & Ian & two others (sorry, forgot your names) were paddling over from Weston on the other side of the channel & heading for West Wales. Our trip was to meet them at Sully & paddle with them to Llantwit Major. Stuart was gonna tag along too :)
A passing airship was fascinating me as it leaned in the wind, crossing back & fore over Barry.
|Looking back at Nells Point|
Stuart, looking for an ice cream van I think?
Passing Friars Point I again stay well out in the tide. I wonder if I'm being antisocial but I've been here before on a headwind & I know to avoid the back eddies.
|Stuart doing Wheelies at Rhoose Point|
|Picture Courtesy of Eurion...|
we were supposed to carry on to Llantwit but we were pooped battling an ever increasing headwind & our later than planned start meant the last three miles would be against tide. At 2-2½ knots we were looking at another hour & a half so Stu blagged a lift to his van from his very understanding misses.
This trip brings back memories of my last paddle with you!
What's this about Sardinia?
Hey Scott, Yeah I remember that paddle :PReplyDelete
I'm heading off to Sardinia for to work as a guide out there :D About time I put my qualifications to some use :)
Will have to get you back out onto the water when I return ;D
Have fun Taran - alas didnt managed to make a last paddle before your Sardinia journey. I'll have to chase Stuart for some paddling company ;-)ReplyDelete
Well done Taran. Have a good time and will definitely catch up when you return.ReplyDelete
p.s - off topic, just took delivery of 5D MK3 !!