Last Easter Holliday we went to paddle to Sardinia. You can read more about the trip here https://sixknots.net/2014/04/21/tower-hamlets-canoe-club-women-and-ladies-trip-to-sardinia/. Finally we have put together short video.
This year like every year the question of where to go on Christmas holidays arisen. I love winter. Snow, skiing, ice climbing was my fist choice, and preferably somewhere where such is guaranteed – like Norway.
However very often I think one and Michal something else, so we ended up in Jersey. I braced myself for the prospect of spending my only winter holidays on rainy wind swept island, and off we went.
How very fortunate we were, that I was proved wrong. We stayed in our friends’ house, with sofas and telly, which felt like home away from home (minus the TV for us). The house was very close to Corbiere Lighthouse, for which reason going to see the sunset became one of our favourite pastimes.
We paddled only 2 hours a day. It was rather cold. Besides we slipped into the holiday routine of lazy mornings, short paddles, late lunches, sunset watching, dinner cooking and film watching – like Big Wednesday or Legally Blond.
Yet, where the paddling sessions lacked in length, they were rich in intensity.
The weather was very accommodating, and our friends confirmed that it was warmer here than in Istanbul and definitely sunnier. At some point it was so sunny, that we started the day with some rolling practice.
Followed by cliff jumping.
Some days we also had surf. It was then, when I stopped regretting not going skiing. The waves were such, that going down with them felt almost as good as doing downhill on red slope. Skiing and kayaking have something in common. There are times, when the equipment just gives in.
If you want to see more of the surfing, just watch the video.
Written by Natalie
Year 2014 is not over yet and there is still lots of paddling to be done, yet I could not resist to put some footage together from paddling we have done so far.[vimeo https://vimeo.com/111786507]
How many Tiderace kayaks can you spot?
The first May Bank Holiday we organised a trip to Cornwall for our club members. In the end there were 13 people going with skills ranging from intromediate to advanced; some of us being sea kayakers and some only white water paddlers.
We booked one coach, Richard Uren from Paddlecrest and 7 kayaks. Not everyone in London has a car. We stayed in a campsite close to Praa sands.
The paddling was great. We managed to paddle at the most southerly point of Britain, just west of Lizzard, and around Land’s End. The advanced group had some incident management training, and the intromediate one an introduction to surfing in Sennen. On Monday we all paddled together in the Fal Estuary. It was a great weekend.[vimeo https://vimeo.com/94703469]
Last weekend we took our Pinkies down to Dorset cost. We had a great time on water with friends. Photos should say it all.
On Saturday we briefly met with Mark who took some great photos and then disappeared before we had a chance to have a proper chat as his parking time was running out.