Boxing Day Blast

A belated Merry Christmas one and all.

I’m not sure if I can officially call it training, but it certainly helped to relieve the Christmas Special Effect. Todays post Christmas re-intro to training was something I’ve been waiting for, a spot of rough weather.

We had a forecast for a force three out the south or south east depending on which one you paid attention to but in truth it turned out to be a notch higher, easily a four. Lovely.

Portencross can be quite a bit of fun when you get wind waves from the south forcing themselves on the rocky shore. You can get some ok fast rides in a long boat, you’ve just got to watch for the rocky shore…’s not so friendly to a composite boat.

I took the opportunity to try out the GoPro HD camera again, I am amazed at the quality despite it appearing to ‘flatten’ everything’s size. I just need to work out a cheap way of getting good editing software that doesn’t affect the quality of the final playback picture. So that I can cut these little movies down, don’t want to bore the audience now do I?

Its always good to practice rolling in rougher water, even if it is still freezing cold with the wind-chill. You’ve just got to prepare for it, so stick on some nice warm head gear, like a good hefty whitewater helmet, you might look a bit over dressed for the party. But you’ll be able to dance till dawn!

Oh and by the way……….71 days…in case you thought I’d forgot.

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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