SEA SURFING IN SCOTLAND
A holiday in our household isn’t classified as a holiday unless we have our kayaks. This year is the first year we haven’t gone abroad to compete, so we’ve taken full advantage of small trips around the UK, with the exception of my trip to Germany for the European cup. This trip was a compromise of family visits and sea surfing in Scotland.
When we visited Scotland last Christmas, the waves were of a good height so we insisted on taking our kayaks this time so we didn’t miss out. Unfortunately they weren’t what we were expecting, however they were small and often which made it quite fun. It’s a rare occasion to have our family all in one place at one time now so we definitely made the most of the time we had. My favourite time to paddle, whether it is to train or just a casual, is with my family because it’s something we all love. My dad and Charlee had never been sea surfing before so it was equally enjoyable to mess around with them whilst helping them both work it out. A few weeks ago my dad took me and Charlee to Holme Pierre Point where I began to help her to adapt her paddling to waves – we worked on various things including catching and getting onto waves – so it was really good to see Charlee put this into action on some natural waves. Charlee always amazes me when kayaking; she manages to pick things up so quickly and has no fear when trying something new. It’ll be interesting to see where she takes her paddling…
Luckily we picked a good day to get out on the water, the rest of the week consisted of a choppy flat sea. We’ll definitely take our boats back again and hope for some better waves. Here are some pictures of our trip thanks to my Mum.