Friday, 30 September 2011

The Bay Again

As I am working this weekend and will not be able to take advantage of the stunning, I thought I'd have a change. Instead of a skills circuit I thought I'd just have a bimble around the bay, relax and maybe catch the sunset.  As I was about to launch a skipper of one of the charter boats in the bay starts talking to me about my boat and the wildlife in the bay, I think I'm going to have to keep my eyes open a little more.

I quickly sprint down to the bridge and realise that I've missed the sunset.

Before I set off I give way to a trimiran that is coming in to berth.

And then make my way over to Penarth yacht club, but by then the sun had truly set.

I then follow a yacht travelling up the river Ely and over take it as it berths near the CIWW centre, further along I notice some fellow seakaykers by the Penarth Bridge. I paddle over to say hello, it was Elen from Up and Under, Chrisie and Chrisie's partner (I'm sorry my friend I didn't quite catch your name). They are about to do a circuit of the bay over to Mermaid Quay and then back, I'm invited to join them and I accept.

After a few minutes it's dark, what an experience, very surreal, looking onto the city at night from this location. I didn't want to slow the pace to take photo's so I'll add some later from a future trip because I will definitely be paddling in the dark again. 

Thanks guy's I thoroughly enjoyed myself.


Stuart sea kayk said...

Excelent blog, very nice pictures, had a good read. I havn't done much down the Gower way, been meaning to get out to Worms Head for a while. Looks like you've bumped into most of the guys. You had the right idea making the most of that weather, I think we've seen the last of it.

Stuart sea kayk said...

Hi Noel, A couple of us are paddling from the Knap, to Porthcawl (one way) on Sunday if you fancy it? Probably meet at the Knap around 9am. I don't have a mobile at the momment but if your interested leave me a comment on my blog or email me