Thursday, 29 October 2009

Respite at Solva 29/10/2009

With the tide right, the wind still showing no sign of easing and Bobby not yet having the chance to paddle his kayak it was an ideal day to go for a paddle at the sheltered harbour of Solva.

The part of the harbour where the boats were moored was calm and sheltered from the wind and ideal for Bobby to get the feel of his kayak again.

Rounding the right angle bend at the seaward end of the harbour we lost the protection from the wind and there was a small swell coming into the harbour which was great for Bobby to get his confidence in slightly rougher water than he is used to paddling in. He was a bit tentative at first but soon was loving it, getting very wet in the process.

After a good half hour in the harbour entrance we paddled back to the car park where Harry seemed more interested in rock climbing than kayaking still a good time was had by all.

1 comment:

Canadian Tourism said...

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