Kayaks not long horned, hairy, bovine type animals!
After a guided canoe trip last year and a kayak lesson during my leave week, I took the plunge and bought kayaks! I am terrified of water, but I enjoy the serenity and freedom of paddling a canoe/kayak. It has, however, taken me a few trips out in the harbour to be confident enough in my ability to not capsize to get my phone out to take photos….
Kiddo #2 was nervous about going out on our own so we loaded the yaks onto the roof of the car and headed out to West Bay, a coastal town South of Bridport, Dorset, at the mouth of the river Brit. This is the river of our guided canoe trip last year and I know it is non tidal, we cannot get swept out to sea as there is a dam type gate across the mouth of the river and it would be pretty quiet on the river around 5 pm I thought…..Yes the river was quiet once we were paddling…… but we had an audience while getting in the yaks at the public pontoon. I am still a little green at doing this, so felt a bit like a hippo getting in….it’s not pretty I tell ye!
Anyway, once we were in (without mishap) and with no looking back at the audience, we set off for a lovely evening paddle up the river to the Brewery at Bridport which is the turn around, as past this point the river is non navigable. The brewery has a shop, but I did not think it appropriate to visit on this occasion!
I hope you enjoyed coming along on our maiden solo paddle!
Feedback always welcome, and I wish you all a lovely weekend, whatever you are doing 🙂
Yak photo c/o pixels, all others my own.