Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Respect the weather report and plan your trip so that the wind helps you return. Carry a cell phone.
Everyone should have a tow rope.
When conditions change for the worse stay together and decide how to continue and when to tow before getting into difficulties.
You need to experience difficulties in order to become a better paddler.
Always remember to have some fun and look on the bright side.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Here's a new kayak coming out of the club and going on the water for the first time, it`s a Tahe Marine mini reval,
The proud owner getting used to her new boat.I guess it takes a while before you feel comfortable in anything new, you need to get the feel of the boat, to let your body adapt to the shape, feel the rocking and the initial instability especially if you have been paddling something much more solid and stable up to now. It takes time but after a while you get into your boat and it feels like coming home, you don`t even have to think about it anymore, just be patient and you will love your boat, if its a good one that is.
And then you need the right accessories of course, just ask our most respected coach.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
out of our bay, as we got there I decided that I didnt want to be out in the open sea in such conditions, very large waves, strong wind and a definite threat to my comfort level. Just as we turned to come home Israel flipped over and had to bail, his kayak filed with water making the swim to shore a tedious event. I hooked a towline and began to paddle but the waterlogged kayak acted as a heavy sea anchor and made progress very slow. Also the fact that Israel was holding on to the kayak didn`t help matters much. Ruby hooked his tow onto my boat and together we managed to get back to safer waters. Unfortunately the seas were too rough for me to take any photos and there were no other kayakers out there. Ruby took some pics of me in the shorebreakers at the end. It was a good experience building outing for all of us.
Friday, March 13, 2009
The way to a girls heart lies in the flower stalls, while I looked for cheap sungasses that I know will someday end up under the sea
Just walking around inhaling all the fantastic smells does wonders for you appetite and we ended the day at a great coffee house before heading home. Tomorrow its back to the sea for me.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
If Freya can paddle topless than so can we , maybe we will start a new trend.
Here's our very own naked kayaker,
never mind the fact that its still winter and the weather is not condusive to topless paddling, nothing stops him.Not even the admiration of fellow kayakers and passers by.