Sunday, 27 February 2011

Boat Envy - Sully to Cardiff Bay

Text off Taran: fancy a paddle around Sully Bay I've got my new boat.  Only went and bought a bloody Valley Nordkapp!  Not impressed!
 The tide was still flooding for roughly another 2 hours so we headed on toward Penarth.  The wind initially seemed to come from behind but as we rounded Lavernock Point we were straight into the force 4 head wind.
It seemed to take forever to reach Penarth, neither of us had a GPS working but I imagine we were probably only making about 2 knots into the wind.  We carried on to Cardiff Barrage before turning back for a quick stop at Penarth. 
I had a little go while he wasn't looking, although my short arse legs didn't reach the foot pegs.
Back in my own boat and with the wind at our backs we made good progress back to Sully.  A squall shower passed in front of us, someone was getting wet.  
The tide raced as usual around Lavernock Point as the sun broke through over Sully Island. 
It was back to Sully beach but not before a quick dip in the water.  I haven't done a role since the Up&Under demo day in July last year.  I soon realised why, it was absolutely freezing! I think Taran likes his boat, my turn about 10yrs!


Taran Tyla said...

Correction Stu, I bought 2 Nordkapps (DR Evil LOL)...

stoney (Martyn) said...

Now thats a nice powerfull roll you've got there Stuart.

Stuart said...

Taran rub it in why don't you! Although I wouldn't strictly call that other thing a Norkapp.

Cheers Martyn, needs some more practice though. Wait for it to warm up a bit I think. I see the boats sold then, hope to see you back on the water in the summer.

Taran Tyla said...

Oooohhhh Bitchy! (LOL). Wait till she's finished, she's gonna be well sexy :)