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

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Wild Isle of Man.




It was forecast to be force 8 gales on the Isle of Man today and the meteorologists got it right. Blowing straight down Fenella Beach on the west side of the Island, and with a receding tide this made for some challenging conditions. Like with anything though you can have too much of a good thing. The surf was big but breaking, and that was assuming you could actually paddle out against the wind to reach it.
The new version of www.KAYAK.im/ has been up and running for two weeks now. The site focuses on kayaking on the Isle of Man. December was a good month with site traffic having tripled compared to the previous month. Paddle Buddy, a free service which enables paddlers to meet on line and arrange trips, has taken off well with numerous sea kayak and play boat sessions being planned through the group forum already.

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