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by Douglas Wilcox
Wed May 14, 2003 1:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tide Races, West Coast of Scotland.
Replies: 43
Views: 3475

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: 3475

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: 3475

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: 3475

races

Hello Jim,

How about this?

www.gla.ac.uk/medicalgene...horn2b.jpg

Douglas
by Douglas Wilcox
Tue May 13, 2003 1:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: West coast of Scotland
Replies: 21
Views: 11227

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: 11227

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: 11227

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: 11227

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: 11227

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...