Travels with Paddles

a sea kayaking journal

Axel Schoevers (Photo: A. de Krook) Name:
Axel Schoevers
Rijswijk, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Isle of Man Sea Kayak Symposium

My first visit to the Isle of Man was a good one. Beautiful coastline, surf beaches, caves and arches and... All around the Calf of Man are first class tidal races to play in. We did rock ledge landings of the kind that up until now I only read about in books. OK, I did not manage a perfect timing of the the surge to be flushed onto the one meter high ledge. At a 45 degree angle I just barely was prevented from being flushed back to sea. Whenever the pictures of this gets on-line I have to add "No paddlers got injured or kayaks got damaged during these training sessions". The sea kayak symposium is hosted by "Adventurous Experiences"
( and is part of the annual Isle of Man Adventure week.


René van der Zwan said...

Hoi Axel,
Lijkt me mooi vaargebied. Grensverleggende ervaring ook.
In welke kajak zit je op de foto?

Axel said...

Hoi René,
Ik zit in een Explorer (puntje net zichtbaar linksonder) en Paul vaart in een ExplorerLV. De foto is genomen in de tidal race van Calf of Man (zuidwest punt van Isle of Man) tijdens een BCU 5* training.