I take it you changed your mind after seeing that wind and surf?? I certainly hope so! Love seeing Jess chasing the birds in that bottom photo!
She's dead center on the otherside of the water in the top one. That was the one I wanted her in. The last one happened when she chased the gulls into frame with her hot on their heels.And yep, those waves are about a meter high (3ft 4 inches). ANd certainly higher than safe for someone who's not 100% sure he remembers how to swim.
I have paddled in such surf, but never with rocks jutting out like that (the southeastern coastline is mostly sand). Of course, that's with a kayak and I'm sealed in with a spray skirt. Lovely photos!
Agh no, there's a point where safety takes the prime position. You see I went to Stradbally BECAUSE it's sheltered. Or at least not facing into the teeth of the wind and swell. And since this would've been a test cruse at very best I needed it flat calm. Which the day was when I left Tipperary but by the time I got to the coast. Well if you look at M5 buoy, and the rest you'll read the day http://www.marine.ie/Home/site-area/data-services/real-time-observations/irish-weather-buoy-network
Is there a lake nearby where you can try your boat out?
No, not really. And the rivers are still a tad too high.
I'm a river boater so even if I have high waves, I've always got a current pushing me ahead. With an ocean, it certainly isn't guaranteed.
I would've gone to the river first too, if I bought the think in summer. But because our rivers are relatively short and the rain heavy, we get quite a through put of water when it's coming down. Way way way WAY more than an infant canoeist slash kayaker would enter with a semi sane head.As to the coast. The general thrust of the sea to the coast, the entire south coast in fact, is someplace between along it and directly into it. Meaning if you took a tumble you could easily be drawn out to sea, to be returned 40 miles up the coast, or even in Wales.
Glad you took the safe route and still treated us to some outstanding shots. Jess obviously had a tremendous time!
Yep Bob, me too. And she adores the coast. Where she goes nuts chasing gulls and allsorts of sea birds.