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

Monday, 1 September 2008

Sea Kayaking Isle of Man - Sailing and Kayaking.

Covering for an absent colleague leaves me facing another work filled week. With this in mind I made the most of the weekend mixing kayaking and sailing. On Saturday, along with Sion, Christian and Christina we opted for a day of sailing with 7th Wave of Port Erin. Jenny Kneale offers a variety of RYA sailing courses, but we were there just to see if we could stay upright. As you can see we didn't always achieve this as all four of us rolled our dinghies and ended up swimming. Jenny is a superb coach. The comprehensive on shore briefing was followed by unobtrusive but poignant single sentence tips which always produced results.
On Sunday it was meant to be a kayaking reunion for myself, Joe Leach and Michael Butler at the Calf Sound Tidal Races. Butler, however, was "incapacitated", and so it was left to Joe and myself to put on a show. We caught the end of the flow and put our kayaks through their paces, with roles, re-entry and roles and some kayak acrobatics. However, it was the local seals who stole the show as 10 or more pursued us on the far side of Kitterland as shown in the video below.

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