Paddles with an Anas acuta...... unashamedly biased toward the sea kayak of that name (actually the voyages of two boats, one 'traffic over gold', one 'quill')

Saturday, 8 September 2012


Next to the campsite at the CKMER 30th anniversary meeting at Ile Grande near Lannion, Brittany. No, not the artistic rock piles, click and look at the horizon. Six miles out, Triagoz was calling.

A couple of hours paddling and the tide is running fast around the submerged  plateau

The lighthouse that the tide had been carrying us down towards, not the easiest of landings, but amongst the rocks the swell had disappeared.
 Loading the boats onto the first platform clear of the sea, how deep can we stack them?
 Not deep enough, a couple of boats need to be carried to the second step.

Our lunch and siesta spot -well we had to wait for the favourable tide- that's our excuse for a doze out of the wind.
A room with a view......

What a great bivouac spot this would be..