Another year of kayaking under my belt and I am now into my fourth. Here are collection of pictures from some of my more memorable trips of the year. I kick off from last September and my annual Skye trip. I remember Taran sodding off for a few weeks so I was left to paddle solo.
We had a late summer so October and November were really nice. I did a couple of local paddles around the usual routes. The above picture was from a paddle where the cliff had only hours before been a lot further away from that caravan in Porthkerry near Barry.
Throughout the following month the weather continued to deteriorate. We continued to paddle every weekend what ever the weather. This picture was taking within Barry harbour during a very strong squall. We were lucky the wind was onshore and we got blown ashore. With all this rough weather paddling my confidence hit a peak.
We finish off the spring with a trip out to Pembrokeshire and meet up with Martin in our finest fashionable kayak gear.
If I had to describe the year I would say...'unsettled'. Not a great year weather wise but I feel all the more experienced, stronger and confident for it. Skye has been pencilled in for the Spring and our expedition across the Irish Sea is also been postponed until early next year. I'm looking forward to a good winters paddling now and too see what adventures the new year will bring. See you out there..