Monday, April 28, 2008

Buffels Bay to Simon's Town pictures

The day's weather turned out to be perfect for this trip with a moderate to fresh wind pushing us along.

It took around three hours to paddle the 19 or so kilometres from Buffels to Long Beach Simon's Town.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Buffels Bay to Simon's Town paddle

Our first "away" trip is scheduled for this Sunday 27th April. Ideal weather is a moderate to fresh south easter so if the designated day does not oblige weather wise it will postponed to the following Sunday (or the Sunday after until it happens). Those wanting to paddle should meet at 8.30am in the Long Beach (behind Simon's Town Station) carpark where we will car pool up to reduce the number of vehicles driving to the reserve. Alternative routes will be decided there if the weather tells us to. Remember this is a longer and more exposed trip than the usual Sunday paddle. Those wishing to do the normal Sunday paddle please meet at the Simon's Town Jetty as usual.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

...and video as well

I have posted a short video of the paddle at this address . Unfortunately it has been expanded to a size larger than it should be viewed at so it's not very sharp. Music is nice though.

Evening Paddle

Here are some images from last night's excellent paddle to Ark rock and thence the Lighthouse. Click on the image to see a larger version, or open each one in a new window or tab.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Wind statistics

I've done some research into the incessant, ceaseless, constant, continual, unabating, interminable, endless, unending, never-ending, everlasting, eternal, perpetual, continuous, nonstop, uninterrupted, unbroken, unremitting, persistent, relentless, unrelenting, unrelieved, sustained south easter blows we've been having and you can view the statistics here.
Sorry about that relentless unrelenting stream of similes.
Here's a picture of Mark at Cape Point last week, when we had a wind break, to relieve the tension.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Wednesday 9th Paddle

After almost a week of nice weather - apart from last Sunday with its winter storm - the south easter seems to be back for the next week. The coming weekend looks to be particularly windy if the forecast proves to be true.

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