As usual the shipping forecast was spot on and it got a bit wild through the night, but conditions had eased just enough (I hoped) to venture out for a paddle.
Porthsele was slightly sheltered from the wind but turning out of the bay and into Ramsey Sound I felt the full force of the SW gale.
I managed to make it to St John's Point but the wind got even stronger and also I had the tide race to contend with, so this was to be the extent of today's paddle!
Once I had managed to turn the kayak I now had wind and swell in my favour and progress was a lot easier!
Not ready to go back in yet I did a few circuits of surfing with wind and swell away from St John's Point, turn and then I paddle back into the wind towards St John's point and vice versa.
Not too much of the coastline paddled today but good practice of paddling in slightly breezy conditions!!