Sunday, 9 May 2010

Windy Straits and the Sunny Dee

This weekend I provided a kayaking course for James and Caroline. They wanted a mixture of skills to be soundly initiated into the wonderful world of white water kayaking.

On Saturday we were seeking shelter on the Menai Straits, covering various flat water strokes in the morning and playing on different tidal flows in the afternoon. With the wind being against the tide as we returned some big rolling waves were being kicked up under the Menai Bridge, bit like the River Durance in the Alps!

Today we went to a calmer River Dee, focusing on moving in and out of the flow in morning. In the afternoon we ran the main rapids through the site, with James and Caroline showing great skill through not capsizing the whole weekend!

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