Close Encounter

There’ll be no photo posted from today’s paddle because all I’ve got to report is a missed opportunity.

I paddled round Cumbrae today. I met with some friends who were out for a jolly. We paddled as a group round the west side of Cumbrae and just as we were about to part ways we spotted 2 porpoise delicately slicing their dorsal fins out of their universe and into ours.

Unfortunately, as soon as I’d excitedly pointed them out they gave us one more brief glimpse and then sunk beneath the surface again. I paddled after them for a few minutes hoping for a glimpse with a camera at the ready, but was only left disappointed.

Other than that it was a good morning’s paddle. I left my friends to continue on their way down round wee Cumbrae and headed back to Largs to fix my kitchen chairs. I did a few wee sprints on the solo return journey to try and get the most out my time on the water today and the old wind kicked up in my face just to make it seem all the harder. I’m sure some good will come of it.

69 days till lift off.

About Bruce

Bruce is a Kayak Coach and Fire Scientist. He has been passionately obsessed by kayaking since the age of 12.
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