I got involved with the Victorian Sea Kayaking Club in the second half of the year, going to pool sessions and skills sessions. I learnt a lot from VSKC instructors, especially John and Tina.
My roll remains dodgy and I have a continuing propensity to capsize in surf, but I am having fun on blue water.
After an extended period between jobs, paddling at least twice a week, I also learnt that not working is very good for one's kayaking. (A promising sign for my retirement in 30+ years.)
My final paddle of 2010 was a VSKC trip from Flinders to Cape Schanck. This was something of a landmark for me, as I had admired the rugged cliffs and rough waters of Cape Schanck on a couple of bushwalks. As we landed our kayaks on the rocks beneath the Cape, I watched walkers parading down the wooden boardwalks leading to the Cape and enjoyed the thrill and novelty of travelling by kayak. Some photos of this trip are posted below.
|Launching from the golf course|
|Checking out Bushranger Bay|
|Boats at lunch|