Mainly kayaking photographs taken on the Isle of Man and beyond.

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Paddle Buddy

This morning was the first outing for the newly formed Paddle Buddy. Through this club, Isle of Man based paddlers can meet up and arrange kayak trips together. Ian, Sarah, Jess and myself blasted out of Port Erin on a blustery day. There was a brisk force 6 blowing fueling rough conditions outside the bay. In between battling the wind and surfing back to shore, we used the shelter of the harbour for roles, self rescues and sculling practice ahead of Sarah and Jess's 2 star assessment this afternoon! Apparently now paddlers who wish to progress through the star awards are no longer able to jump straight in at 3 star! Judging by this morning's performance they should pass easily.


Owen said...

Who says you can't jump in at 3* I am.

John said...

It wasn't any of "us" who said that you can't jump in at 3 star, John