Four of the five days were spent on ‘expeditions’ of various lengths tied in with paddling and rescue skills, the other day was spent learning about navigation and charts in the morning and capsize/rolling practice in the afternoon. Here are a few pictures from the week.
On the first day we went on a short paddle from Swanpool Beach near Falmouth around the coast to Maenporth. This is the wreck of the Ben Asdale – a trawler that ran aground in 1979 – full story here.
Day 2 we paddled from Praa Sands around to Kenneggy Sands – we did a bit of rock hopping and played in the surf at Kenneggy.
On Wednesday we went on a ‘proper’ expedition on the Lizard from Kennack Beach all the way round to Lizard Point and back.
Our final took us to the north coast and we had a good paddle from Portreath around the Deadman’s Cove.
Inside Ralph’s Cupboard – a huge collapsed sea cave which was originally occupied by a giant called Wrath (Ralph) who was in the habit of wrecking ships, eating the crew and storing the cargo in the cave – his cupboard.
Here is my Flickr album from the week which has additional pictures in it.
A really superb week – thanks to Ben and Mark who were our guides and coaches from Sea Kayak Cornwall, great also to meet and make some new friends – Sue, Stephanie, Ian, Anthony and Andy. Highly recommended.