Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Kayak building report:
Plans arrived yesterday,I cut them out and began to paste them on the forms, next comes the cutting and threading them on the strongback. Meanwhile I can order the wood and begin to organise my workspace. From now on my car will have to park out in the open as its space is donated to kayak building
Today the weather changed while we were out, what started out as a nice day with flattish water soon changed to a rough sea with strong winds and lots of waves. A strong Southern wind came up , the sky misted over and the sun disappeared.We finished our outing just in time but then at 9.30 two late risers decided to go out .
As they were leaving the shore they disturbed a large flock of birds who were just sitting quietly on the water, minding their own business and not disturbing anyone.
After the kayaks had gone the birds came back and were diving and playing in the waves. It seems as though its not only us kayakers who enjoy the waves.
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
So what am I thinking about now, well its a new kayak.Its about time my itchy fingers began building again and I have just ordered the plans for a new kayak. This time it will be the Petrel from Guillemot . From what I have seen this looks like a great boat for rough water, which is just what I am looking for. Its always exciting to start a new project, there is a great feeling and lots of energy is generated, and there are endless possibilities. So thats what Im going to be thinking about for the next few months.
If there is anyone out there who has built and paddled a Petrel, I would be happy to hear your opinion of the kayak, and to see a picture too.
Today was another January birthday, It seems as though this month has the most birthdays in our club, I know of at least 6, and today was Rami`s turn . We celebrated with a great breakfast after the morning paddle. Hooray for all the Capricorns.
And so what are you thinking about?
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
What a great birthday present , fantastic seas, good weather and a terrific morning spent playing in the waves. What more can I say, Life is great.
And yet we are in the middle of a war and things are not so good on that front We all hope that it ends soon and we do as well in the diplomatic struggle.
Everybody is super aware of what is going on even though its mostly unspoken, as if by not mentioning it you can lessen the effect. On the other hand if you are not a combatant you need to carry on with your life as best you can and support those who are fighting for you.Also you become aware of how much you have to be thankful for. Sometimes its good to stop and look around, be positive and optimistic and make the most of what you have.
Happy Birthday to all those celebrating January birthdays, we will have a big party when times improve .
Friday, January 2, 2009
With a low tide the reef is exposed and the swell makes it a nice place to play. The rush of water in and out of the closed gullies makes for some interesting moments Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area and not it too much of a rush to get somewhere else.
By the way, heres Hadas showing off her dry suit, vital equipment in cold climes. I managed with my new pogies, had nice warm hands all morning.