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by journeyman
Sun Jul 03, 2011 10:17 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wish us Luck?
Replies: 22
Views: 1219

Re: Wish us Luck?

PSK - I think you miss quoted me above - I didn't say that - I think Mike was quoting a quote
by journeyman
Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solo dash around the Welsh Coast
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Re: Solo dash around the Welsh Coast

So I understand corecty I can follow down the Welsh side of the estury ( Provided I say away from shore by min 2k ?) This was more for further down the estuary after passing Flat Holm really - keeps you out in the stronger stream if you wanted speed - take a look at a tidal atlas and you will see w...
by journeyman
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Wish us Luck?
Replies: 22
Views: 1219

Re: Wish us Luck?

Great achievement!
I'd be really interest to see the GPS track of the crossing to see the spring tide effect.
by journeyman
Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solo dash around the Welsh Coast
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Re: Solo dash around the Welsh Coast

This could be quite interesting, we should all take a punt at how long it takes you! Here's my punt fwiw: This all depends on what your sustained paddle speed is so, are you going to take a few breaks or just go for it? Leaving at 2hrs after HW Swansea from Beachley (23.6Nm approx to Flatholm) stick...
by journeyman
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solo dash around the Welsh Coast
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Re: Solo dash around the Welsh Coast

For best speed I'd suggest you stay at least a mile offshore (closer to the middle the better) to pick up on faster tidal stream. Closer in it is slower and in some places you get a few counter flows that although aren't big they are certainly noticeable when you compare to the uplift you could get ...
by journeyman
Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Solo dash around the Welsh Coast
Replies: 13
Views: 796

Re: Solo dash around the Welsh Coast

Hi Nigel

Are you aiming for speed or scenery?

Eurion
by journeyman
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:22 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: On the shore...
Replies: 33
Views: 2137

Re: On the shore...

Thats no puffin, it's not even breathing. It's dead as a parrot . . .
by journeyman
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:48 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: On the shore...
Replies: 33
Views: 2137

Re: On the shore...

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This one appeared to be enjoying itself hugely as it raced madly around without any obvious purpose.
Andrea, by any chance was the photo taken in March? :)
Lovely shots.
by journeyman
Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: On the shore...
Replies: 33
Views: 2137

Re: On the shore...

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by journeyman
Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Hirta to Boreray.
Replies: 15
Views: 1300

Re: Hirta to Boreray.

Cracking photographs Douglas!
Kate D wrote:Mark, It's on my to-do list too. I really fancy paddling out and back. Give me a ring when you're going!
Add me to the list if you let me time keep :) .
by journeyman
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Surf Kayak .. made of WOOD !!!
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: Surf Kayak .. made of WOOD !!!

Gary F wrote:Just brought to mind this eyewateringly gorgeous creation I came across (not literally) a while back.

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Gary F

That looks like the work of Glyn Evans
I saw more of his work at CanoeExpo a few years back
by journeyman
Mon May 30, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: I need just one leg of a drysuit/trousers!
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: I need just one leg of a drysuit/trousers!

Rick

Not sure if a gun bag http://www.ewetsuits.com/acatalog/gun-dry-bags-uk.html is of any use, but Lomo make one.
by journeyman
Wed May 25, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Sea kayak trailers for dummies
Replies: 16
Views: 1847

Re: Sea kayak trailers for dummies

Have you considered an inflatable roofrack?
by journeyman
Thu May 19, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Tidal Stream Planning
Replies: 22
Views: 1840

Re: Tidal Stream Planning

Mark I use 2 methods: The easiest is if you are going directly across the tidal stream (ie stream is going left/right) and can pick your time of crossing aim to be half way across when the stream changes direction so you get half the journey being pushed one way and the other half being pushed back,...
by journeyman
Sun May 15, 2011 11:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Disabled Sea kayaker
Replies: 15
Views: 1272

Re: Disabled Sea kayaker

zec01 wrote:The lead weight you mentioned to put in the day hatch, is that laid flat on the bottom?
It would be secured to the bottom I would imagine, else it would drop to the top (i.e Bottom) when inverted, and so lower your center of gravity when you want it to higher it to make the roll easier?
by journeyman
Sun May 15, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: St Mary's Scillies - logistics
Replies: 9
Views: 684

Re: St Mary's Scillies - logistics

I seem to recall that there were floating pontoon type things just a the beginning of the harbour wall that kayaks were attached to - I'd try asking/ringing the harbour masters office to find out the score. We tied up these when we visited for the day. My preference to be based in one place would be...
by journeyman
Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Kayakers put out the call for help
Replies: 20
Views: 1987

Kayakers put out the call for help

Some stranded walkers caught by the large tidal range of the Bristol Channel are helped by passing kayakers. Lucky for them it wasn't spring tides. I find it odd that if they were there for 24hrs why they couldn't walk out at low tide (twice!) http://www.rnli.org.uk/rnli_near_you/west/news_detail?ar...
by journeyman
Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What's worth reading?
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: What's worth reading?

You might like to bag Monkstone Lighthouse when you visit Flatholm.
Call in for a pint at the Captains Wife if you launch from Sully.
Cheers
Eurion
by journeyman
Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: New Zealand - Solo South and North Island Circumnavigation
Replies: 1
Views: 303

New Zealand - Solo South and North Island Circumnavigation

Tim Taylor has just about completed the South and will shortly be paddling over to the North to finish off.
by journeyman
Wed Mar 30, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: What a fantastic adventure
Replies: 4
Views: 970

What a fantastic adventure

Sarah Outen leaves on April the first from London
Good on her!
by journeyman
Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Short sea kayaking trip in South Walesales (help)
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Re: Short sea kayaking trip in South Walesales (help)

Chris For a there and back trip to take in the magnificent Glamorgan Heritage coast, I would start at either Ogmore-by-Sea or at Southerndown (also known as Dunraven Bay), and head towards Llantwit Major (Col-Huw) where there is a cafe for some hot food and drink at just the right time to turn back ...
by journeyman
Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:36 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: DIY Kayak
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: DIY Kayak

Stuart

You might find some useful information on Mike's site.
http://web.me.com/cedarboat/Cedar_Boats ... /Home.html
Resources at the top of the page.

Eurion
by journeyman
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:52 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Take a walk on the mild side - stacks on neaps.^
Replies: 16
Views: 3999

Re: Take a walk on the mild side - stacks on neaps.

Tidal Stream Atlas coverage index NP256 or NP259? NP256 covers all of the Irish Sea, NP259 is a new one and looks as if it misses out the south of Anglesey but would give more detail for the north than NP256. I have NP256 and it gives a general idea of what the streams are doing, NP259 might be a b...
by journeyman
Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Take a walk on the mild side - stacks on neaps.^
Replies: 16
Views: 3999

Re: Take a walk on the mild side - stacks on neaps.

Tom

You might find this of use, it's a route for the stacks with tide info, from Pesda Press book of Welsh Sea Kayaking. Note that this is an abridged version of the trip, get a hold of the book for the full description. Well worth it if you want to paddle any of the Welsh coast.

Eurion
by journeyman
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Do We Really Need the Moon?
Replies: 26
Views: 1308

Re: Do We Really Need the Moon?

Sometime in a previous life I put this together, it has an explanation on the second page as to why we have 2 tides a day and the "bulge" on the other side of the earth.

However point 4 on this page probably explains it better

Does that help?
by journeyman
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:32 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: The maximum group size for a safe sea kayak trip is...^
Replies: 34
Views: 4644

Re: The maximum group size for a safe sea kayak trip is...

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" Listen up there's been a slight change of plan . . . Put your hands up if you can't hear me at the back . . ."
by journeyman
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:56 am
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Extreme paddling news and media ...
Replies: 174
Views: 16338

Re: Extreme paddling news and media ...

Sea Kayaking at night I would probably regard as an aspect of the sport that I would gradually progress to. But certainly I think it is in the realms of "normal" and I couldn't say that I'd been influenced by any media to experience these wonderful paddles. Now surfing at night, (not any old surf by...
by journeyman
Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:59 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Paddling down the waves
Replies: 42
Views: 2800

Re: Paddling down the waves

You might find something interesting/useful on this section of surfing in a seakayak