17/12/2013

Sea Kayaking in Brittany

With the cold drawing in, I thought I'd bring out some nice warm and sunny pictures. Here is a little write up about my summer trip I did to Brittany with my boyfriend Andy, we packed the kayaks (I took the P&H Cetus LV and Andy was in the Perception Essence 17) and road bikes and headed out to stay near Le Pouldu.



Here are a few pictures of some of the trips we did.


 
This was our first day paddling, the weather was lovely. It was sunny and warm and the sea was pretty calm for us to get out and start exploring.

 
We paddled along the coast and found Port De Doelan a lovely little village and stopped for a spot of lunch.

On our second day we decided to go a little further, the tides were right so we paddled up the La Laita River from Le Pouldo to Quimperle where we stopped for lunch before paddling back down again. It was a good 20 mile paddle, but definitely worth it as the scenery was great and we saw some wildlife including a dear and turtles or terrapins.

 

 
 
Whilst we were paddling along a deer swam across the river in front of us.
 
 
 

Once we reached the town the river forked and both were impassable because of weirs, this being one of them.

 
Grand railway bridge on the way back.
 
 
It got a little hot on the way back so I got my legs out to cool off.
 

The final day of paddling involved a quick paddle to an island not far off the coast and a spot of lunch.
 
 
 
Also on our trip we did some really nice road biking, ate some yummy French food and plenty of ice creams. What more could you want from a holiday.

28/11/2013

The Yealm, Wembury and the Mew Stone

Ewart has been dabbling and dipping his paddles in the salt water again! A lack of rain and amazing winter days lead to sea kayaking. A bit further south than the previous weekend saw Ewart and his friend Ben take to the water for a paddle around the Yealm estuary and the Wembury area of Plymouth. A selection of shots, the good ones from Bens GoPro Black Edition 3+ and the other from Ewarts phone inside an Aquapac.

"We launched from Noss Mayo, outside the Ship Inn but could have done with a slightly higher tide. It was a touch on the muddy side but the tide was pulling nicely into the Yealm. Noss Mayo is on the banks of Noss Creek with Newton Ferrers on the river right bank. A beautiful day, sunny but with a cool wind. A true winter gem. 


 Fantastic shots from Bens GoPro. It still amazes me how good the photos from these cameras are. Well worth the investment. 

                                                            Ben went for a swim. Nutter. 


                                                                 Yikes! Its Ewart! 


                                           No words for this really apart from stunning. 


And then we have Ewarts photos......







                                                      "Lets paddle to that little rock..."

                                                                   Oh, its a big rock. 



                                                     "That looks cool up there, lets go up it!"




 We guessed this must be the landing spot. The tide was just about hitting low so we had plenty of space to land. In a higher tide it would be more tricky.






 This building was what got us interested in climbing the island. (which we later discovered was the Mew Stone.)









                                                           Wembury Church on the left.







After a few sunny hours paddling, swimming and  exploring we returned to Noss Mayo and the Ship inn. Spend some dosh in the local community, two pints of Mew Stone and some fish and chips please!

Torquay.

Max , Ewart and Mitch went for a short sea paddle in Torquay the other weekend. Go and check it out over at the main AS Watersports blog.


http://blog.aswatersports.co.uk/2013/11/meedfoot-london-bridge-and-dolphins.html


26/11/2013

Shiny New P & H Cetus's

We've just had two brand new P & H Cetus's turn up for a couple of our customers, we unwrapped them to check them over and they looked so good we thought we would share them with you.
 
P & H Cetus LV
Metallic Lido Blue Deck
White Hull
Yellow Seams/ Keel Strip/ Deck Lines & Elastics
 
 
 
 
P & H Cetus MV
Metallic Turquoise Blue Deck
White Hull
White Seams/ Keel Strip/ Deck Lines & Elastics
 



 
 
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