The last few months seem to have been mainly occupied with courses so it was a real pleasure at the weekend to just get out on the water for a paddle. The wind, which had been such a significant feature of the last few weeks had died down to a southerly force 4 so Bonne Nuit on the north of the island was the chosen venue.
We headed east, hoping to find some interesting water off Belle Hougue, but we were a bit late to have any real fun so we carried on to small bay underneath the Club's cottage at Egypt. A small part of the island with a rich history. After a paddling a bit further into Bouley Bay it was time to head back. west
Steff, Janet and Jim underneath the Canoe Club cottage at Egypt. I wrote about the history of this area in an earlier post.
Returning west. The main headland is Belle Hougue, the tallest headland in Jersey. In the distance is Ronez, the site of a large quarry, where chough's bred in Jersey for the first time in 100 years this summer.
Rachel and Dean paddling around Belle Hougue. It was one of those winter days when the light seemed particularly flat.
Close to Wolf's Caves there was a pretty spectacular blow hole, Angus was the first to paddle in close but John caught the larger swells.
My last photo of the day. There was no cleaning the lens after the soaking it received from this amount of spray.