After nearly 5 weeks without sea kayaking or stand up paddleboarding because of my broken arm I finally managed to get back on the water today. After a positive result from the doctor yesterday I decided to have a gentle re-introduction to paddling this afternoon. The westerly force 5-6 and a low spring tide reduced the options considerably but I eventually decided upon a short paddle out from Belcroute.
It is east facing, so reasonably sheltered, and relatively steep so the carry isn't too strenuous. It was just a pleasure to get out on the water after nearly 35 days of land based inactivity.
In the distance could be seen St Aubin's Fort, it was built in the 1540's to protect St Aubin's Harbour, which was the safest harbour on the Island at the time. Today it is used as an Outdoor Activity Centre by Education, Sport and Culture for the young people of the Island.
It was just great to be out and I am looking forward to an active summer of paddling and hopefully no more broken arms!
Looking across Belcroute towards St Aubin's Fort at low water this afternoon.