Thursday, September 29, 2011
Yesterday was the sea trial for my new Guillemot Fast Double, there were many volunteers to help me out, so thanks to all you guys.
First impressions, well it sure is fast, slightly tippy but not a problem, maybe it should have a rudder, but responds very well to turning strokes and easy to edge. Definitly there is a need for good communication between the paddlers and synchronisation also helps.
On all our kayak tours there is always at least one double. Good for photography, the one with the camera does not have to worry about paddling, and can concentrate on getting the shot, and also weaker paddlers can keep up with the rest of the group. Also if someone is in need of assistance, or not feeling well the double is very handy. It is a very popular kayak on long trips.
Looking forward to many happy paddling days.
Another great kayak design by Nick Shade of Guillemot Kayaks.....
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
|At almost 8 m long I drove to the beach before sunrise to avoid the cops|
|Champagne for the first lalunch|
|Pass the bottle please|
|Motke and I heading out on the maiden voyage|
|Out at sea and very happy too|
|David and I trying out rolling together, video will come later when I have time|
|David and Israel also have a go|
|And wishing all a very happy and healthy new year, cheers and keep paddling.|
Friday, September 23, 2011
|Mans best friend gets a ride to the market|
|While we paddle out to the ship unloading coal for the power plant|
|playing between the pylons|
|In the absence of natural obstacles we use man made ones|
|Kobi tries out a surf ski|
|While at home I am finishing my double|
|Iris used to paddle kayaks with us, now shes moving on|
|Kobi is still looking at all the options|
|This morning the sea was flat|
|A few hours later the storm front had moved in|
|The rain wet my new kayak, luckily I had given it one coat of varnish which was already dry. Just a few more coats and then launch day.|
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
|Sometimes there are waves to challenge us going out|
|They make for some good pictures|
|Synchronised kayaking !|
|Yes, its a wet sport|
|Orna sets a fish free who jumped into her lap|
|My mom is here for a visit, so naturally I had to get her into a kayak, but thats as far as she would go. Maybe we will get her on the water before she goes home.|