It has been a while since I posted some aerial shots but in the last week I have passed over some interesting kayaking destinations, although the visibility hasn't always been as good as I had hoped for.
Flying north from Jersey, just after sunset. The silhouettes of the other Channel Islands, Sark, Herm, Jethou and Guernsey are clearly visible. We will be paddling around all these islands at some time in the next 8 weeks.
Alderney, the most northerly of the Channel Islands. The line of small islands and rocks stretching west are clearly visible. Unfortunately I am not certain that time will allow for the northern isle this year.
St Paul's Bay, Malta. Although we didn't get an opportunity to paddle on Malta, it looked great and Gozo nearby was excellent.
North western Sicily. We were cruising at 38,000 feet so those waves breaking on the shoreline are quite substantial.
The south coast of France and northern Italy. I first paddled along this section of coast in the summer of 1972. I am sure the amount of building along the coast has increased significantly since but it remains on my list of places to return to.
Heading south across the English Channel the Dorset coast stretching west. The view of Swanage Bay brought back good memories of paddling in this area with Portsmouth and District Canoe Club last October.
The northern tip of Alderney, the large spring tide was running south, causing some significant areas of rough water. We were flying at 17,000 feet so that is some tide race.