It is coming to that time of year already! it doesn’t seem five minutes since Steve and I agreed we would start Brixham Sea School in february, where did the season go! Thanks to all who have sailed with us.
Well our waterbourne activities are slowing down as expected, we still get some gorgeous sailing days in the winter when if your wrapped up warm agains’t the elements does it matter when the boat is sything through a glass like sea with just yourself out in the Bay……….. they are truly wonderful experiences. I am rambling sorry!
So now is the time we look towards adding more knowledge to our toolbox. I am off to Poole to do some more instructor training at the end of the month so watch the website for the new coursses we will be running. Steve and I will be busy over winter working to bring even more variety to our Adventure days and Corperate offerings.
If you want to do a practical course next season, if you contact us with some dates and pay for your course in full before the 31st of December you will get it at pre VAT increase prices.
We will be blogging our activities throughout the winter so keep an eye on it. A taster picture of when Fi & I went canoeing on the Dart this last weekend.
Mid September saw myself and my partner James and a good friend of ours, Jeremy Van Remsdye spending a week paddling around the Isles of Scilly.
We were based at a lovely campsite of the very beautiful isle of St Martin. From here we paddled out and explored the coastline of all the main islands plus many of the outer lying rocks and islands too. Because of the geological nature of the Isles of Scilly the main islands are all sheltered by the outer lying rocks which made paddling from island to island even on the windiest of days possible. Though the strong wind conditions did add excitement to the trip as we were able to go out and enjoy some more challenging conditions around the Northern rocks, Men -of -vaur, Round island and to the west of Annett where large swells and crashing waves breaking over reefs and rocks made for interesting kayaking. As well as the beautiful coast line, the islands are home to a multitude of bird life and also lay host to a large seal population, which we did get chance to go snorkelling with.
So a fantastic trip on the whole, and defiantly recommended as a place to visit
After a failed attempt in July we managed to get the Evosite web team down to have their day out with Steve and myself aboard Zig Zag and RumRunner. The day was a perfect window in between two Force 8 gales! saturday dawned calm and sunny. We welcomed James, Joe, John, Guy, Arran & Dan for a sail over to Ansty’s cove.
We set off after a safety brief with a gentle breeze wafting us across the bay, a few tacks and a gybe so the guys knew what to expect and off we set. We let Steve get to Ansty’s first as he was going to raft alongside when Zig Zag was anchored…… that is one BIG anchor on her. RumRunner came alongside and tied up. Plenty of banter was going on while Steve and I prepared soup and sandwiches.
So it was up anchor for the run back to Brixham, the wind had freshened and we had a superb sail RumRunner shot of at a pace that Zig Zag can’t match upwind, the guys got the bit firmly between their teeth, there was no way they were letting Zig Zag through
All to soon we were at the end of the fairway and the day was over.
Thanks for an outstanding day guys, nice to put faces to names and glad you all enjoyed yourselves.