Sunday, October 27, 2013

East coast USA paddles East coast N, Ireland.

 I had the extreme pleasure of guiding Robert around a little part of the Co Antrim coast during the week while he was on a holiday to our little green island.

Whitehead sea front on a glorious autumn day and Bob enjoying the view.
Port road cottage and Bob looking cool.

 One of my favourite spots on our coastline Blackhead lighthouse.

I enjoyed the opportunity to meet Bob from the States, and as always its a pleasure to share time with fellow paddlers who love the water the same as me . Thank you Paddling Planet for letting others see what we love in life  !  Ps  - Many thanks to Tess in sunny Australia for helping organize the meet x.    

Monday, August 5, 2013

Lough Erne Co, Fermanagh N. Ireland ILDSA safety cover .

Just a few pictures of this weekends kayak safety cover on the 25km Irish Long Distance Swimming Association in which I accompanied a friend of mine from the Isle of Man - Carole Laporte.
She swam 25 km in 8 hrs 6 min non stop ! and proudly came second place !
CONGRATULATIONS Carole on this unbelievable achievement and thank you for a great day on the water.


 Thank you to all who made this day great .

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Father and Son's first sea paddle 19.05.13

 Lee and I just offshore at Whitehead on a cracking flat calm Sunday afternoon .
 Lee in center of the 1 km long oil Jetty at Kilroot power station .
 We both tried a spot of fishing but were unsuccessful in our quest for dinner !
 Near the old remains of Whitehead's Lime quarry quay Lee tried his hand at rock hopping !
 Lee and his handmade Sea Dart kayak gliding past some Flying fifteens moored in the bay.
The daunting size of Kilroot oil jetty and the entrance to Belfast lough !
We both had an amazing day and maybe covered 4 miles all in ! My 8 year old son is well and truly hooked
on kayaking, like father like son.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Belfast lough crossing. April 2013

The man himself  

Irelands largest castle ?

Peter and Ernie getting ready to leave Helen's bay - not sure what JC is up to tho  !

A little bit of  rock hopping  Co, Down side.

Carrickfergus in the distance (dep point )  Co, Antrim side of Belfast lough.

WW2 gun emplacement to prevent German attacks on Belfast harbour and docks.Helen's bay WW2 gun emplacement
Beautiful Helen's bay .

Lunchtime and frying pan's to the ready !  Once again a great paddle with even better company .