After a very short paddle last week to try out the new boat i was itching to do a little trip, just a small one to get a feel for the new boats handling.
I had to get up a little early for the paddle. It was dark, windy & tipping down when I rose from my slumber but what the heck! wet paddles are quite pleasant when your wearing a dry suit :)
I met with Noel at 08:30 on Penarth sea front, left my car there for the return & made our way to Sully for our launch. The plan was simple, just follow the tide back to my car :)
Unfortunately the red boat is mine, she's a North Shore Atlantic that I bought last week from Up & Under in Cardiff.
To be fair she's an awesome boat, inexpensive, good looking & handles beautifully, Noes boat is just better!
Noel getting comfy as we prepare to head into some small waves on the causeway to Sully Island.
The waves weren't huge but they were fun all the same.
After a good warm up, (did I mention it was freezing!?) we turn East & head for Lavernock Point.
The Rannies were quiet today but still threw up some mild excitement. Before long we were back at Penarth & happy we didn't let laziness & the bad weather put us off going for a splash :)
Nice to get out on the water, even if it was only for a short blast. NoelReplyDelete
Looks like there was no sun :), weather is quite cloudyReplyDelete
How long did you guys go? how much did it take for the trip ?ReplyDelete
Hi Dane, just an hour or so, it was only a short paddle. I just wanted to try out the new boat :)ReplyDelete
That's very nice looking kayak you've bought. If you don't mind could you please tell me the model and brand of that kayak? I'm kinda interested to buy a similar one.ReplyDelete
Hi Tim, its a North Shore Atlantic RM and it is a very nice boat, I really like it a lot! ;)Delete
Awesome images! The weather looks very rough and I admire the courage you guys has showed of kayaking in the ocean during this bad weather. Great job guys.ReplyDelete
Hi Aaron, I think I'm less brave these days, about the cold at least! I've moved to sunny Sardinia and am running a kayak business there now. Its lovely not to have to wear so many layers of clothes :)Delete
Thanks for reading, Taran :)
Cool kayak you have there. The weather may look a bit intimidating but I've seen worse ones and what you have, I might enjoy it myself. Thanks for sharing your adventure!ReplyDelete