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    7th Jersey Sea Kayaking Symposium
28th May - 5th June 2004
   

Definitely a 4 star day - Louisa and Penny - force 4-5 winds laid on especially...

Superb 8 days of paddling, coaching, sea conditions and trips ranging from; Puffin watching in a force 5 gale; reverse ferry-gliding on a 5.8 knot (!) tidal race; a real life cliff-bottom rescue to celebrating the 5000th mile of Kevins Nordkapp with strawberries and champagne on Plenmont Bay.

A truly inspiring week (clocked up over 110km/60nm of paddling) and a brilliant introduction to Sea Kayaking (even if a little bruising and at times utterly terrifying).

 

Beauty and the beasts :) - Louisa, Mo, Duncan, Gordon and, Kevin

 

The beautiful St Catrherine's Bay on a very low spring tide - home to Jersey Canoe Club. The tidal range can be as much as 11m.

 

Running the tidal race - scary but soooooo exciting - with a very elegant surf landing from Peter.

 

home

 

3 star smile :), stealth kayaking, the boat from the bag and the novelty spray deck with attached baby.

 

 

Champagne and strawberries on sun drenched Plenmont Bay to celebrate Kevins Nordkapps 5000th mile.

Photographed by:

Louisa Rolandsdotter
John Paul Bichard
Gordon Brown

 

And many thanks to Alastair at Lendal for rushing our new paddles out to us in time for the Jersey trip - we are now the proud owners of a new set of Nordkapp blades, and Kinetik Touring splits which join Louisas Archipelagos.