Sea Paddling Resolutions

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In 2013 I will...
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I quite fancy a pint in a certain N.Devon pub... 15miles from Ilfracombe.

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Build up on distance
If it hurts, you are still alive!

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Get my act together.....Going to try and get out once per month - doesn't sound much but living in Sheffield we don't have much sea!

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In 2013 I will...

always get changed into my paddling clothing before carrying the boat down to the water.

That's a lesson learned this year when I thought I'd just cross the road and lower my boat down the small slope and let it run onto the beach. In fact, it went down the slope as if greased, shot across the pebbles on the beach, and ended up bobbing 5m out to sea and just looking at me, as if to say, 'what are you going to do now?'

I didn't have time to go and get any kit -the wind could have got up and blown the kayak to Scotland, and the car was too far away. So you would have found me at 6am, stripping to my boxers and wading out into the sea. It was so cold that after a certain depth every fresh step brought on the panic breathing response, and I had to wait to get my breathing under control before going on. It took ages. And I ended up cold, wet, salty, and late for the tide window I was trying to hit.

(Thinking about it, maybe also: in 2013 I will always tie my boat to something before trying to use it like a toboggan.)

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Do 4 star training in February, acheive some degree of knowledge with regards to navigational skills, plan and circumnavigate IOW, Lundy, and paddle from Kbay to Exmouth, also try harder with white water.

Not quite as adventurous as Mr Rainsley, but for me quite a lot to do! ;)

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Fix the chips and scrapes in the gel coat rather than gaffer taping them for the year (again), And (hopefully) build a shed big enough to get my kayaks in.

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Same as last year. Same as the year before - I'm going to up my game. Bigger, faster, longer, harder. How far can I take this kayaking malarkey?

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......Try and spend more time paddling than I do reading this forum.....

- 'Chance would be a fine thing!

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Do more "exploring" in the boat and take less notice of the kilometres paddled......

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Say nothing and do loads....

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Done it.

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Douglas Wilcox wrote:Done it.

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Oh yes we did! :o)

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I will .. Take a camera. We were surfing in the overfalls to the NW of the Skerries, accompanied by a young seal that seemed to really enjoy surfing with us, chasing us at times then occasionally showing us the way. Looking North I spotted a fin and within seconds we were treated to the spectacle of a pod of dolphin (Bottlenose we believe) moving with purpose SW towards North Stack. Our conservative estimate is about 80 to 100 dolphins. A real joy to watch but not a single photograph. Must take a camera!!
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Go further into the wilderness of Saskatchewan and show you lot what yer missing ;-)

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Paddle the full length of the Suffolk coastline (Hopton-Felixstowe, c.50 mile trip) in a day with the actual target being to make it in one tide. Date settled on is 24th August, 1 day after the biggest equinoctial tide as we have to average over 5 knots to make it in the one hit.
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