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by Douglas Wilcox
Tue Jun 03, 2003 6:30 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New secret tide race: West Coast of Scotland!
Replies: 32
Views: 8327

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by Douglas Wilcox
Tue Jun 03, 2003 5:04 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New secret tide race: West Coast of Scotland!
Replies: 32
Views: 8327

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by Douglas Wilcox
Tue Jun 03, 2003 4:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which way up?
Replies: 10
Views: 5911

Never overload your roofrack.

Nope, I never overload either...
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by Douglas Wilcox
Sun Jun 01, 2003 8:02 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New secret tide race: West Coast of Scotland!
Replies: 32
Views: 8327

New secret tide race: West Coast of Scotland!

Frankly I was disappointed, in other recent posts, folk were going looking for new tide races in neaps. That's a real wussy thing to do. We went looking in springs, much more interesting. Here is what we found: www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene...alrace.jpg (No more comments about pasting Quests over Acroba...
by Douglas Wilcox
Thu May 22, 2003 8:28 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Arran, Isle of
Replies: 11
Views: 7117

Arran tides

Tides are nothing to worry about, weather forecast for Saturday is force 5 NW. Calmac do a perfectly good ferry, then you do not need to worry about the windage of your bike on the foredeck. If you have not been before you will return many times, great hills! www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene...sannox.htm w...
by Douglas Wilcox
Wed May 21, 2003 4:39 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Which GPS?
Replies: 26
Views: 4486

GPS various uses of:

<t>I like the etrex as it was cheap, I keep it in a waterproof bag, I never trust "waterproof" and it did not look it.<br/> <br/> As a long time hill goer, I swore I would never get one, "spawn of the devil" and all that but when my Cateye computer fell off my mountain bike into a burn I was crossin...
by Douglas Wilcox
Wed May 14, 2003 3:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West coast of Scotland
Replies: 21
Views: 11491

recovery

<t>I first sea kayaked off Seil in 1967 but did not step into one again until September last year. The thing that put me off was lack of recovery options in event of capsize, so I stuck to dinghies, yachts, cats and even a trimaran before getting into windsurfing.<br/> <br/> So, having finally made ...
by Douglas Wilcox
Wed May 14, 2003 1:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tide Races, West Coast of Scotland.
Replies: 43
Views: 3572

spot the burn

"In case you are wondering, I know even less about WW than seakayaking, but here's another teaser: me in my favourite burn. You will all now be able to work out where it is!"

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by Douglas Wilcox
Wed May 14, 2003 1:56 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tide Races, West Coast of Scotland.
Replies: 43
Views: 3572

East of West

:D Well done Connor! There are indeed very few limpets in this one, though there is the odd freshwater mussel. www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene...ndhorn.htm Davie Quinn is allergic to flat salty water, he would rather paddle uphill. www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene..._davy4.jpg In case you are wondering, I know e...
by Douglas Wilcox
Wed May 14, 2003 11:57 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tide Races, West Coast of Scotland.
Replies: 43
Views: 3572

Location of the sea-tailie

<t>I did enjoy Mike's careful analysis of the weather and tide data and indeed he would have got the date exactly right, if the photo had been taken this year.....<br/> <br/> However, the location.... As a man who knows his Grey Dogs, like Mike will realise, the best flows are not at HWST. If you lo...
by Douglas Wilcox
Tue May 13, 2003 1:29 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tide Races, West Coast of Scotland.
Replies: 43
Views: 3572

races

Hello Jim,

How about this?

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Douglas
by Douglas Wilcox
Tue May 13, 2003 1:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West coast of Scotland
Replies: 21
Views: 11491

West coast of Scotland

"What film and cameras do people use? any other tips?" Jim, I use a Sony digital in a waterproof housing. Digital seems to have a wider exposure latidude than print and definitely transparency film. I also use photoshop to create two layers, I adjust top layer's levels for sky, bottom layer's levels...
by Douglas Wilcox
Tue May 13, 2003 12:46 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West coast of Scotland
Replies: 21
Views: 11491

West coast of Scotland

Alec, A chap called Donald from South Glasgow who has a Quest just joined DCKC so I know they have a sea kayak section. Rolling cetainly gives you confidence but hopefully you will never need it. As for rescues, I am bound to get shot down as a newbie but coming from the windsurfing background, the ...
by Douglas Wilcox
Tue May 13, 2003 8:04 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West coast of Scotland
Replies: 21
Views: 11491

West coast of Scotland

Hello Alec, definitely join a club. www.scot-canoe.org/clubin...bindex.htm I joined Grassyards CC in Ayrshire, you can learn rolling and recovery in a pool and also do some whitewater which helps a lot. Although I just got into sea kayaking in October 02, I have sailed the west coast since 1959 and ...
by Douglas Wilcox
Sun May 11, 2003 7:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West coast of Scotland
Replies: 21
Views: 11491

West coast of Scotland

Thanks Jim, My other force 4 barrier is that this is when you can start having fun windsurfing. Windsurfing photos can be taken by dropping into the water, getting the photo then waterstarting onto the board again. Here are some examples taken about a mile offshore in force 6. www.gla.ac.uk/medicalg...
by Douglas Wilcox
Sun May 11, 2003 1:31 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West coast of Scotland
Replies: 21
Views: 11491

West coast of Scotland

Taking a lead from Mark's recent comments about paddling on the sea when the rivers are empty, here are photos of a few places I have been lucky enough to paddle over the last six months. www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene...yaking.htm Of course the West Coast would take several lifetimes to explore properly...