Awesome day out at Bolt Head with Olly visiting a new Coasteering route. I had over dressed and was warm (too warm at times) in my 5mm suit with 2mm vest but better that than cold obviously. Seeing a grey seal catch a fish was great and although I felt like I had gone 10 rounds with Mike Tyson after the caving yesterday, it was a relaxing day out in the unseasonably warm weather we are having. The 2km walk in and walk out (after a dodgy exit climb up) means it is unlikely we will take groups there but it was good fun all the same.
However, with no water in the rivers and getting bored sitting at home I accepted an invite from Olly and Chris to join them in Bakers Pit in Devon. It was warm and dry underground and I have definitely been in worse caves. It was good because the company was good and there were limited other options on the table. For the record, Olly is in Cave Rescue hence the suit in pic 2, we didn't actually need rescuing.
Please rain soon, so I can go paddling!
"Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." Ratty, Wind in The Willows
A warm and dry (for me) day on the canal today with my Level 3 Outdoor Ed students. Normally we have to negotiate the swans on the slipway but there was a new wildlife hazard today. A couple of rats! A trip down to the docks and back with the return journey virtually blinded in the low sun. Is it really mid December?
Another day afloat with my Level 3 Outdoor students today. Some skills coaching in a range of kayaks preparing for some future star tests. They decided they wanted to test their skills in "rough water" and as this is in short supply we made our own as seen in the video.