Friday, July 11, 2008

25km from poleg to sdot yam

We planned to leave Poleg beach at 6am and paddle to Sdot Yam 25 km north. 16 kayakers from Optimist club met at the Poleg beach, checked their kayaks and set out , leaving the beach at 6.30 for an easy days paddle. the wind was mild, about 15knots sw and the swell low with small breakers on the beach. First coffee stop after about an hour and a half on the beach just north of Havazellet.Tea , coffee and food left us feeling energetic and ready to continue. Part of the group now split off and made a straight dash to Sdot Yam, about 14 km, the rest of us took it nice and easy and had a pleasant stress free trip arriving next at the beach at Olga[we had to bypass China Bay due to the large dumping waves] for another refuelling, and then the last few km to Sdot Yam. It was a leisurely trip and enjoyed by all. Along the way we had a few rolling sessions mainly to cool us down. No dolphins were sighted and the fishermen we passed reported no fish caught.
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