Cornish Sea Kayak Rally..

This past weekend was the annual SeaCornwall Cornish Sea kayak Rally, a weekend of camping and sea kayaking in west Cornwall.  I went along Saturday and Monday, partly to enhance further the ratio of leaders to attendees but also to enjoy some good social paddling. I couldn’t make it on the… more »

a little bit west of here..

With a continuing spell of settled weather this weekend was a fabulous opportunity for a social get together with a whole bunch of friends from the Penzance club and paddle  west with camping gear wedged in kayaks, in the spaces between overnight necessities such as beer, crisps (or ‘chips’ if… more »

back on the water..

back on the water after an enforced layoff of 5 weeks… I felt very out of tune with my boat and I’m still not fully recovered but it was so good to be afloat again. Some pictures follow from the last couple of days. Very little swell running but with… more »

April Fools Afloat..

I’ve been neglecting my sea kayak over the past month or so… all my paddling time has been in my surf boat. I put that right today however with a few friends for a perfect sea kayak day out along the west coast of the Lizard peninsula. I spend a… more »

a quick kayaking the Lizard post

while I’m at it… <like Cornish buses these posts…> a few pictures from a fun day of sea kayaking with a couple friends on Tuesday. These are not my pictures, they were taken by another kayaking friend, Taran (more great pics and goings on over at his blog here). Conditions were… more »

some annual kayak maintenance

Every year at the end of the paddling season I make the effort to give my boats a thorough check and take care of any maintenance work required – that’s in addition to any repairs as the season progresses. A little bit earlier than normal this year but while waiting… more »

2010 Day 1…

hey, Happy New Year everyone :-) I hope your 2010 kicked off as well as mine. Fabulous weather today for a paddle from Sennen, below the towering granite cliffs round Lands End past Porthcurno where the plan was to land below Treen cliff for a late lunch (we didn’t set… more »

A brace of Tideraci… :-)

Today’s plan was to launch at Lamorna Cove and paddle west to Lands End… the reality turned out to be quite different… a heavy dumping surf and incoming tide at Lamorna meant that landing again would have been impossible – at high water the surf breaks onto nothing but rocks…. more »