Thursday, November 10, 2011

A sea kayaking "head up" map display.

Over the last three months I have had increasing problems with my left knee, which has also now started to dislocate. Both knees are very painful so I have not been any long car or sea kayak journeys. Last weekend was so nice that Tony and I set off on a local paddle from Seafield in Ayr towards Maidens, further down the Firth of Clyde.

We had taken sails but they remained unleashed. We passed the Heads of Ayr in a flat calm.

As the sun swung round to the south, we were dazzled by its low rays. Tony found a new use for a laminated map, after all we were locals so we knew where we were going.

Off Dunure, we met Phil, Tom and Julie and we all paddled on towards Croy with Ailsa Craig on the horizon..

We had last met Tom on a trip to Lady Isle further north in the Firth of Clyde. Julie and Tom live in South Ayrshire so these are also their home waters.

We passed a large flock of roosting gulls on the rocks to the north of Croy Bay...

...where it was time to stop for lunch. What a hardship, making do with local waters!


  1. Hi Douglas, that was a fabulous day to get a breath of fresh air and a kayaking 'fix'. Looks a nice part of the coast to explore. Did Tom & Julie mention their open canoe experience the previous weekend? :)

  2. Hi Bill, it really was an unexpected spell of weather! Tom and Julie certainly did talk about it! I saw Julie heading north again a few days later with her open canoe on the roof...