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by SlopeSoarer
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Introduction and looking for advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Introduction and looking for advice.

They’ve said it all! You are in one of the best places for sea kayaking. I also took it up late on at 58 and am nervous of the sea. But it is an amazing thing to do. Don’t forget, amongst all the sport that you can get to beautiful places and see fantastic wildlife Yeah I appreciate all the advice ...
by SlopeSoarer
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Introduction and looking for advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Introduction and looking for advice.

jamesl2play wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:49 pm
We are all between swims. It is a fact of life when kayaking.
That's good to know and with proper preparation, care and recognising my own limitations, I should be OK.
by SlopeSoarer
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Introduction and looking for advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Introduction and looking for advice.

less that a mile from Trearddur Bay beach A good place to practice kayak handling is the Inland Sea at Four Mile Bridge. On an incoming tide there is a flow of fast water from the bridge which is good for testing your balance (and then your rescue techniques). Once you get 100m from the bridge, as ...
by SlopeSoarer
Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Introduction and looking for advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Introduction and looking for advice.

Going through the strait might be a tad risky so perhaps not for your first trip out unaccompanied! Ha, ha definitely not! Even from just walking around the island it is possible to observe there are many areas I'll be avoiding and probably at the wrong end of the age spectrum to ever have the skil...
by SlopeSoarer
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Introduction and looking for advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Introduction and looking for advice.

We are going to be living less that a mile from Trearddur Bay beach and are retired, I have no plans to take risks and will also plan conservatively. I don't see any point at setting out to take risks at my stage in life... maybe when I was younger! We will be able to plan around the weather conditi...
by SlopeSoarer
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Introduction and looking for advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Introduction and looking for advice.

Re UV... good point, so a decent cover should sort that if I can't manage to store in the garage As a dinghy sailor I was absolutely fine capsizing and did so reasonably frequently, I'm sure with the right preparation, clothing and training I should be reasonably OK with kayaking. How frequent is ca...
by SlopeSoarer
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Introduction and looking for advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Introduction and looking for advice.

Thanks again all! I'd spotted the Amlwch Canoe Club, I need to get in touch but I'm sure I spotted somewhere that there was a waiting list to join... signs of a good club:-) As you say you infer being with other like minded people skills should improve quicker, also it will be from a social point of...
by SlopeSoarer
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:01 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Introduction and looking for advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Introduction and looking for advice.

Thanks mcgruff for the reminder of the perils of cold water, I think I'm aware of it but as you point out the reality it is easy to underestimate. Hi ChrisJK, yes I would definitely look to join a club or two, it makes sense to be with others one for safety but I'm sure I would also learn quicker......
by SlopeSoarer
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Introduction and looking for advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Re: Introduction and looking for advice.

This is why forums are great!

Thanks your experience and advice, all makes good sense to me.

Simon
by SlopeSoarer
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:47 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Introduction and looking for advice.
Replies: 30
Views: 973

Introduction and looking for advice.

Morning all. As the title says I'm doing a quick introduction and looking for advice on sea kayaking. I'm 61 year old and have never kayaked or canoed, though windsurfed and sailed dinghies inland. I'm moving from Bolton to Anglesey in the next month or so (a place I've know well and have visited re...