So after last weeks first ever trip to the Lake district, we now had our new sit on top Sea Kayaks - the Scupper Pro.... The last time I kayaked was probably 20 years ago (a few days here and there in between but nothing serious) so I was keen to get the new "ship" out and about!! My friend has more experience though so we decided on a wee trip to the North Sea if it was calm enough - if not then there was a inland loch we could go to the christen the boats..... When we arrived at the beach the wate looked excellent - a few little waves but pretty calm beyond that. However - 40 minutes later - after coffee and getting equipmt ready - it looked a little rougher - however not too bad. We headed out and had some practise. Beyond the wash however the swell was getting larger so we decided to head bck in and go to an inland loch for some practise!! The conditions at th Loch were completly different as you can see inthe video. Great wee morning spent - and looking forward to more kayaking trips!!
The Global warming part in the video is tongue in cheek but the kayak should allow us to get out doors and provide an alternative when things in the mountains are not looking so great - also looking forward to some kayak/mountain combo trips in the near future........
Some thoughts and reports from my outdoors activties...