Harry and Gill met me for another session paddling today. They’ve decided to buy themselves some sit on top kayaks, so being sensible folk they wanted to come out with me to learn and practice some self rescue techniques in case either of them falls in. It was a breezy morning so we spent the first part of the session staying dry by improving our paddling strokes.

Over our brew break we chatted about sensible kit to carry to make paddling safer and more enjoyable. After the brew break there was nothing to do but get wet, practising getting back onto their kayaks with no help and also ways to help each other onto a kayak from the water.