15/01/2018 – A wet, cloudy day
I must say that ‘sit in’ kayaks are way better than ‘sit on’ ones. You get this thing called a ‘skirt’ which goes around your middle and hooks onto the kayak hole, so your legs don’t get wet. What a great idea!
However, when it is raining and windy, there is still a certain amount that goes down the back of your neck and runs up your sleeves as you paddle. I did at least manage to stay upright, although I was sure I was going to tip up at times. The wind driven waves were quite ferocious and when the kayak got side on it started to roll over. Luckily, I stayed moderately dry. I would not have been impressed to be dumped in the river at this stage.
The rain was relentless and we did not go a huge distance. See my previous blog on Stand Up Paddling the Moore River, I have been here a few times previously and traveled a farther distance from upriver to the mouth.
The next day thankfully, dawned much clearer and we were able to have another kayak upriver and have further look around.
Much more civilized.
Nice calm water, that’s more like it.