as promised.. a couple of snaps to illustrate a day on the water that ‘wrapped around’ the instance of finding that little model sailing boat in my last post. The weather at the moment seems to be very much ‘all or nothing’.. from gale-force winds and heavy seas to no wind at all and a mirror calm.. and today back to gale force winds. So yesterday was a very quiet day on the sea, almost disappointingly so as there was far less swell around to play with than expected… but not complaining really, it was almost warm in the sunshine.. although still only a very few degrees C out of it.
paddling out of Portmellon on a frosty morning. This is where I grew up (lucky me…), spending all my spare time messing in boats, fishing, rowing, sailing and paddling.. (and riding bikes of course, I was not well-socialized as a child… ;-) so I know the seas around very well indeed… I will never find the area boring and paddling out of here now has the added bonus of tea and, if lucky, cake on return as my folks still live here :-)
despite the lack of much swell we did find a small offshore reef producing just enough of a wave for a few minutes of fun (apols for water on the lens)
and a little bit of swirly stuff amongst the rocks below Dodman Point to play with.
this is a new carbon/kevlar NDK Romany, very pretty boat all in black.
this is another Romany Surf, a rather more well worn one in glass… fantastic boat for beating around in..
..and given that I was also paddling a Romany on this occasion this Tiderace Xplore S was very much the odd man out.. but the all red boat looks great in pictures, especially here below the fantastic slabs of the Dodman.
I love clear sunny days in winter when the sun is low.. but pictures are always more interesting when it’s a bit dark and stormy. Mustn’t grumble though eh? :-)