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by mduncombe
Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet 2015
Replies: 27
Views: 7351

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet 2015

Trying to persuade Mo but she is not having any of it :-(

Might be in the area doing our own thing though.
by mduncombe
Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Is this a sea kayak?
Replies: 29
Views: 6705

Re: Is this a sea kayak?

IS THIS A SEA KAYAK?
First you need to define what a sea kayak is and I suspect you will have varying definitions depending on who you ask.
by mduncombe
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: How safe is it to sea kayak alone?
Replies: 10
Views: 4801

Re: How safe is it to sea kayak alone?

How safe is it to sea kayak alone? If you have to ask then you are almost certainly not ready for solo paddling on the sea. Nothing wrong with that, we all have to start somewhere. You cant beat experience when it comes to paddling on the sea as its an incredibly dynamic environment and the best wa...
by mduncombe
Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sunday was a rather splendid day.
Replies: 9
Views: 1543

Re: Sunday was a rather splendid day.

as ever, very jealous
by mduncombe
Wed Nov 05, 2014 3:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Got me a SOT beach toy...
Replies: 41
Views: 7187

Re: Got me a SOT beach toy...

Use a leg leash, paddle a set of wings, get your remount sorted - http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=89g4t3tV14c, then sit back and enjoy the ride. These things are fantastic fun. You're going to have a blast :)
that remount video is a good one and works well for my Kaskazi Marlin SOTas well
by mduncombe
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:50 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Show us your seals & cetaceans...
Replies: 28
Views: 4366

Re: Show us your seals & cetaceans...

Mike Mayberry wrote:This chap is a regular sunbather at Abercastle.
No selfies please Mike :-)
by mduncombe
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Show us your seals & cetaceans...
Replies: 28
Views: 4366

Re: Show us your seals & cetaceans...

I can never get any decent picture of seals in the water, they seem to have an uncanny ability to tell when I am about to press the shutter button :-(

Image

Somewhere on the coast of Mull.
by mduncombe
Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Problems on Fladda (Sound of Luing)?
Replies: 44
Views: 7316

Re: Problems on Fladda (Sound of Luing)?

Mike, I would agree its open to interpretation but you could argue that in such a case that it might be responsible behaviour not to access the land if in doubt. http://www.snh.org.uk/pdfs/publications/access/full%20code.pdf But I think access to the walled area falls under the underlined below. The...
by mduncombe
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:18 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Problems on Fladda (Sound of Luing)?
Replies: 44
Views: 7316

Re: Problems on Fladda (Sound of Luing)?

A picture is worth a thousand words...

http://binged.it/1B7kFln

and puts the owners (not unreasonable) words into perspective.
by mduncombe
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: 3 days paddling weekend and antibiotic on Monday
Replies: 11
Views: 1749

Re: 3 days paddling weekend and antibiotic on Monday

For some reason I have never been bitten by a tick (knowingly). This is despite being a hill walker, mountain biker, wild camper and kayaker. We climb mountains in Scotland (often path less), wild camp on Dartmoor, walk on Exmoor, Quantocks and welsh mountains. Our dogs (prior to using advantix) use...
by mduncombe
Fri Aug 22, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Rescue of 'drifting kayak' at Needles
Replies: 13
Views: 2501

Re: Rescue of 'drifting kayak' at Needles

Yes, but his wife apparantly stayed in/on hers and paddled alongside him all the way back to shore, Its an interesting scenario. Lets say you have two paddlers, one more experienced/confident than the other and the experienced one ends up in the water for what ever reason. Should the less experienc...
by mduncombe
Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Newbiggin rescue
Replies: 3
Views: 826

Re: Newbiggin rescue

I noted the swimming stroke as well, that crew were obviously following a well rehearsed procedure.
by mduncombe
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hi all - small steps first..
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Hi all - small steps first..

that if possible it's better to put the dog in front of you. . Mary I would agree with that, although it does hone your balance skills, depending on the size of the dog :-) Besides, having them in front means you can keep an eye on them better. One of our cockers has a habit of walking off the end ...
by mduncombe
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Scottish seals protection
Replies: 8
Views: 1024

Re: Scottish seals protection

So, no landing on the Arisaig skerries. Doing so is now considered an offence if there are seal present or not is the way I read it, based on the designated areas and guidance notes. A lot of kayakers could potentially find themselves in trouble if not aware. Indeed I know of one very prominent sea ...
by mduncombe
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:29 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hi all - small steps first..
Replies: 9
Views: 1444

Re: Hi all - small steps first..

Choose the location and conditions carefully and I dont see a problem taking a dog out on a kayak paddle. Not every paddle needs to be a white knuckle ride. I have done this many times when conditions have allowed. Some boats work better than others and my first SOT a Feelfree Moken 12 worked very w...
by mduncombe
Thu May 08, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Touring sot recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 4979

Re: Touring sot recommendations

Not cheap but my Kazkazi Marlin (4.75 meters long) ticks all the boxes. Although sold primarily as a fishing kayak, its great for single and multiday tours and easily did the Great Glen Canoe Trail in 3 and a half days at a leisurely pace with room for all our gear and more, even easily stores a c-t...
by mduncombe
Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Newbie on the sea.
Replies: 7
Views: 1009

Re: Newbie on the sea.

A couple of years back I was new to sea kayaking. I would whole heartedly recomend going out with someone experienced on your first sea trips. There are so many things to take into account when planning a sea paddle and not all of them obvious for a first timer. If you dont have someone experienced ...
by mduncombe
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wind
Replies: 16
Views: 3740

Re: Wind

or look at things like the jetstream

http://earth.nullschool.net/#2013/12/18 ... ectangular
by mduncombe
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wind
Replies: 16
Views: 3740

Re: Wind

not to mention you can play with the projection as well

http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wi ... ectangular
by mduncombe
Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flam to Gudvangen, Norway trip
Replies: 14
Views: 3189

Re: Flam to Gudvangen, Norway trip

its so close but so difficult to get to with your own boats :-(
by mduncombe
Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Comfy drysuit
Replies: 26
Views: 2866

Re: Comfy drysuit

Me and the Mrs both have Lomo drysuits and both leaked after 1 years occasional use but Lomo repaired the leaky seams on both free of charge out of warranty and they seem fine now. I would suggest checking for leaks before your warranty is up. So yes it was disaapointing they leaked but I was very h...
by mduncombe
Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sunsets - share yours
Replies: 87
Views: 7857

Re: Sunsets - share yours

Camusdarach, just north of Arisaig https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-tMMPrjaEbDE/T6gC3n-ANhI/AAAAAAAANGs/qyXL8grljpQ/s800/DSCN0268.JPG https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FwsQoW6qgYc/T6gC5QWeR4I/AAAAAAAANHA/yplYqU19n_k/s800/DSCN0301.JPG https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Y1bqimYRfD0/T6rUKJGCHSI/AAAA...
by mduncombe
Tue Oct 01, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flam to Gudvangen, Norway trip
Replies: 14
Views: 3189

Re: Flam to Gudvangen, Norway trip

Its certainly not cheap. For our first week with stayed in a sweet little cabin at Flam Camping, which had a basic hotplate to cook on. As there is not a huge amount of choice of places to eat out in Flam we took with us http://www.lookwhatwefound.co.uk/ meals along with some pasta and rice. Breakfa...
by mduncombe
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:51 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flam to Gudvangen, Norway trip
Replies: 14
Views: 3189

Re: Flam to Gudvangen, Norway trip

the biking (Rallervegen) and hiking (Aurlandsdalen) was pretty special too, photos can be found at the link below if anyones interested.

https://picasaweb.google.com/106762655779887092037
by mduncombe
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flam to Gudvangen, Norway trip
Replies: 14
Views: 3189

Re: Flam to Gudvangen, Norway trip

Thanks for sharing Mark. Looks like an excellent trip in a wonderful part of the world. I do love a great camp spot. It's a shame that there's no longer a Newcastle to Bergen ferry. Stewart Yeah if the Newcastle ferry was still running we would go back with our own kayaks and do some coastal paddli...
by mduncombe
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Flam to Gudvangen, Norway trip
Replies: 14
Views: 3189

Flam to Gudvangen, Norway trip

thought I would share some pictures from my recent holiday in Norway. It was a multiactivity holiday comprising of a 50km mountain bike ride, 3 day sea kayak, 4 days of hiking and finishing with a day whitewater kayaking near Voss. Below are some pictures from the kayaking. Kayaking was just part of...
by mduncombe
Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Dry suit cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 1052

Re: Dry suit cleaning

I have hand washed mine in the bath with Nikwax Tech Wash or soap flakes in the past, followed by a rinse in a bath of freshwater before hanging on the line inside out followed by the right way.

some more advice here

http://kokatat.com/media/pdfs/KokatatDSstorage.pdf
by mduncombe
Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Reflecting on....
Replies: 86
Views: 7638

Re: Reflecting on....

Bigbury Bay, just about qualifies as a reflection https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/7XSA97lgSqEbl2TzVbJM-kOA3cp8NhfGN2lROpKYHqNo=w368-h207-p-no Fort Augustus, Loch Ness early morning start https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Q9wqmH4wRuY/T9MBHWxSovI/AAAAAAAANiM/S8lx24uFD3g/w1000-h586-no/IMGP2798.jpg L...
by mduncombe
Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet 2013
Replies: 85
Views: 13305

Re: West Wales Sea Kayak Meet 2013

tempting...
by mduncombe
Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: visiting UK; where to hire guide for daytrip?
Replies: 8
Views: 814

Re: visiting UK; where to hire guide for daytrip?

Well if Pembrokeshire (South West Wales) isnt too far then I would recomend Mike Mayberry http://www.mayberrykayaking.co.uk/ Plenty of scope for interesting kayking around Pembrokeshire with stunning scenery and Mike can put together a trip tailored exactly to what you want to do and has a selection...