Saturday, May 10, 2014

making the most of what we got....optimist update

Some days we can play in the rocks along the shore 
The view of the fishing village of Jasser a Zarka, about 45 minutes north of Sdot Yam, one of our most popular routes, round trip about one and a half hours

This is the season of strong northerly winds, makes for interesting outings

The wind was too strong for most of us and so after a short while we headed back

Efrat and Motke  welcomed us to their tent on the beach with a hot coffee after our windy outing

The tent is up for the summer, all welcome to visit 

The power station still works on coal and it arrives by ship, we visit from time to time too

Going south after the beach at Olga the coast is more interesting with lots of bays and rock gardens

Avital likes challenging herself through the rocks

A nice place for breakfast, its called the Chinese bay

more rocks to play with

Some of our paddlers can really take a break

Then we had Independence day, another holiday  good for paddling

happy birthday Israel

Suddenly the weather changed and gave us some small waves

I like the name of this ship, it fits

Interesting seas

And of course there are the constant celebrations, birthdays are most common but weddings, and births are becoming more popular too, here we have a Fish and chips day to celebrate....

a new paddler, soon she will have her own kayak

Everybody loves fish and chips

Itamar got a new Greenland paddle

we practiced landing and launching in the surf too

Noam loves his new Tiderace Xtreme

Izzy is getting better in the surf with his new Zypher

Noam is also getting addicted to surf
And so as  we begin the summer  all looks good at the Optimist Kayak Club