Cornish Sea Kayaking Meet

The Cornish Sea Kayaking Meet

The Cornish Sea Kayaking Meet

On the August Bank holiday weekend we headed down to Penzance for the Cornish Sea Kayaking Meet organised by Richard Uren of Paddlecrest Coaching.

The area around Lands End is a magnificent coastline for sea kayaking. There are many small coves to launch and recover from, with varying degrees of effort.

Day 1 launch point - Porthgworra

Day 1 launch point – Porthgworra

On the Friday evening we went to the Minack Theatre and on the Saturday we had a great view of the theatre set into the cliffs at Porthcurno from the sea.

The Minack Theatre from the sea

The Minack Theatre from the sea

The wonderful beach at Pednvounder is very Mediterranean and can be very calm but on this occasion there was huge, mean surf,

Pednvounder Beach

Pednvounder Beach

which some people took an opportunity to play in!

Playtime at Pednvounder Beach

Playtime at Pednvounder Beach

The cliff scenery is very spectacular including the famous Logan Rock.

Approaching Logan Rock

Approaching Logan Rock

Getting in amongst the rocks can be quite exciting.

Getting close can be tricky

Getting close can be tricky

Away from the headlands the water was quite benign and gave an opportunity to admire the magnificent coastal scenery.
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Some enjoy the calmer bits (me)

Some enjoy the calmer bits (me)

Though some preferred to have closer encounters with the rocks.

While some prefer the rougher bits

While some prefer the rougher bits

When coming into land the fairly benign swell becomes surf and needs careful timing to avoid a swim.  Some are more successful than others.

Landing can be tricky...

Landing can be tricky…...or exhilarating!…or exhilarating!

Although there were very few people out on the water there were many thousands enjoying the holiday weekend at Kynance Cove.

A busy Kynance Cove

A busy Kynance Cove

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