|Friday morning , pre paddle group instructions before setting out with a large group of about 30 paddlers.The plan was to paddle to Habonim beach, about 17km north of Sdot Yam|
|We had the company of our surfskis as well, its not often that they get to paddle such long distances|
|Dor Beach was the first stop for breakfast, this was after about 2 1/2 hours later and the weather had turned quite cold. Paddling conditions were fair but there was an easterly wind blowing offshore making life a little tough for some .|
|From Dor to Habonim there is a nice reef and small caves which make for interesting paddling|
|Racheli brings a real camera with her, secured in a pelican box and only takes it out for pictures in calm waters.|
|Saturday 31st Dec, last paddle of the year and the day begins with rain. Its cold and the seas are getting wilder. Just the stuff for an interesting outing|
|We stayed in the bay and had some fun in the surf|
|The smile tells us that all is well|
|There were some waves to surf|
|The tent on the beach housed an all night party that was still raging with very loud trance music that could be heard out at sea|
|In cold weather its advisable to dress warmly ,hence the pink socks that Vered is wearing.|
The year ended with 2 great outings .
I wish everybody a happy new year and lots of fun out on the water.