12 May 2012
I want my mummy!
Felt like I earned my money today.
I gathered it may not be ideal out there when I saw all the surfers (boardies) hurrying down the beach with gleeful smiles on their faces. Looking across the campsite, I could see the tops of the breaking waves over the caravan roofs - not a good sign. Decided to bin the early shift and see if things would settle a little for a go on the late shift.
A serious, future deciding sprint out through the surf on the reef at T'loch. (Grateful for the winter work with Aled!)
Chunky swell meant a 20 mile route with no opportunity for a get out; rudder cable snapped at the 10 mile mark (first time in 2 1/2 years of Taran paddling - had to be today!) Of course quickly followed by a sudden cross wind and then the most nerve wracking surf landing yet - some serious 'So how are we going to get out of this one then Fatboy' thinking at the end of the day.
All a touch stressful; but rounded off with a cracking campstove meal by the beach, before a touch of headtorch rudder repairs!
It ain't fun anymore.
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Posted by Performance Sea Kayak at Saturday, May 12, 2012