There was a bit of a southerly wind today which made for a bumpy trip out to the Ranie buoy. The tide was ebbing quite nicely.
Then it was back towards Penarth for some fast turns and doughnuts.
Next was off to Cardiff Marine Village for the Welsh Kayak Show.
The cockpit is much bigger than the Tempest which makes getting in and out easier but personally I prefer the smaller cockpit. I think the little day pod on the front seems like a good idea but to me is a waste of space. There's hardly enough room to fit more than a camera and a chocolate bar in there and I can see it flying off with the first bit of surf landing on your deck. I prefer a deck bag myself. Again very easy and fast to roll. I could happily see myself owning one should I win the lottery in the near future.
One of the best days out I've had in ages, must congratulate Up&Under on another well organised event. My finger didn't look to good after today's paddling and don't think I'll be out doing much paddling for a little while longer. As for the boat build I have to wait a couple of weeks while the company I'm ordering the strips from to come back off annual leave. This also gives me the chance to get back doing some work and earn some more bucks to pay for it.