“Spring has sprung.
The grass is riz.
I wonder where the sunshine iz.”
Well it’s sure not anywhere near here.
Last night at my place, the winds stayed at 30 knots and dropped a little at dawn. It was definitely not a day to try out the new double sea kayak but I was getting desperate for a soak in salt water. Four desperate souls met in the lee of the Pt Noarlunga reef with the hope of getting in a little playboating fun.
So for those who stayed in bed, nice and warm, here’s some photos to prove our insanity.
Four cold and wet but happy paddlers. Enjoy your day.
Think I was out the same day last weekend from Aldinga in the ole’ Tassie Greenlander. paddling half a k out toward Sellicks and return for a short jaunt. . Was going to paddle around a few points from Maslins to Dingie. Rain squall coming in, seas pretty big, going Solo. . . .decided now was not a time to be going off shore far out from those rocky points. . . pulled the pin. got bored and came up with a better plan. .Not like you though, it had dropped to 25 knts by the time I went out !.. . . gees you’ve got a dedicated photographer ! ! love what yous come up with fellas. Tresh
We dont think having a dedicated photographer is over the top. Just as important as Gavin,our PaddlingSouth sommelier. Now there’s a man who is indispensable.
Very daring! Do you ever worry about getting injured? Does getting rolled like that hurt? Great photos!
Most of us are too old to worry about injuries, but sometimes being trashed by a big wave does give my old body something to complain about the next day.
I just look at the waves behind you in the pics and know they are twice as big in person on a kayak. All of you are insane but it looks like you are having a great time. Happy paddling!!!
Not all of us are insane. Our photographer prefers calm seas on a sunny day, although she does spend a lot of time on cold windswept beaches watching us have fun 🙂
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I think that maybe the survival of the species in us women. To look at an ocean with huge waves and say… hummmm not today. I admire and respect anyone who can paddle like you guys in those conditions.
Priceless pics! Well done guys!
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