Saturday, 22 December 2007

Through little eyes

That's me, paddling at sunset as drawn by my daughter, Morwenna (5).

As seen by Rhydian (3). "Have you been in your kayak?" he often asks.

I get the faint impression he can't wait to get out on the water!

By Llewelyn (8)

and Taliesin (10), who started to surf kayak this year.

It's always nice to make it back home.
Happy Paddling for 2008!

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Best Kit

I had to think a while when asked what is the best bit of kit for Sea Kayaking. To my mind there isn't a right answer to this. Not one piece could I single out, as it all could be needed, and when in deed it is needed it will be the best bit of kit at the time! It's about having the kit available to deal with what arises.

At the end of the day I concluded that the best thing in Seakayaking was the ability to make the right decisions. To gain this, learning through experience was high on the list but this wasn't really kit. Learning through others experience would also be valid and to this extent the kit must come down to books and blogs.

So there is my answer.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Paper Anniversary

It's year to the day since I started seakayaking!

I've met up and paddled with some great people during this time and discovered the diverse world wide community of paddlers through their various blogs, books and DVDs.
Without exception, everyone who I've paddled with or talked to regarding all aspects of seakayking, have been enthusiastic, encouraging and helpful.

I am now seriously hooked on this tremendous sport. With the exception of the last two frustrating months of post-operative waiting, it's been a fantastic year, and I can't wait to get back into my boat in January!

The little fella above in the paper kayak was a bit of fun to make, if you fancy having a go, then download the pdf file from here. It only takes a few minutes to put together. Go on you know you want to.