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Last chance for Kayaking this Summer!

Well, Weather forecasters surprisingly got it right for the weekend, so Today (Saturday) we ventured back to Oulton Broad as this is possibly the last chance we'll get for some Summer Kayaking.

Saturday started very sunny but rather chilly, but we loaded up the kayaks and by 10:00am we were on the Broads.

All was pleasantly calm and the broads looked like one massive 'Mill Pond' hardly a ripple in sight.

We paddled around the park area and… Continue

Added by Shane Pettingill on September 27, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Oulton Broad again - 16-8-08

Weather forecasters here are getting it wrong yet again, today they forecast light showers etc, what did we get...well a perfect day yet again for some kayaking.

So we hurried getting all our gear together and got the kayaks on the Galaxy and we set off.

This time we ventured up out of Oulton Broad and progressed up the River Waveney about 1½ miles before turning round and paddling against the river.

Not a bad this venture considering this really only is our… Continue

Added by Shane Pettingill on August 16, 2008 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Modifying the Roof Bars for some Paddle Clips.

Well, while we haven't got any rain and its reasonably dry, i thought i'd quickly put the Paddle Clips to good use.

Nice easy mod for transporting your paddles on your roof bars.

They very secure and wont come off and nor will ya Paddles!

What do ya think?

Added by Shane Pettingill on August 15, 2008 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Our first outing on the Mysto

Well we couldn’t wait to get down to Oulton Broad to try the Mysto’s.

We loaded them up on the Galaxy “Double Stacked” as we thought we would have to take the Frenzy down for a friend, but as he couldn’t make it we left them as it was.

And we wasn’t disappointed either, although you sit slightly higher up than the Frenzy it doesn’t take that long to know how far you can push the Mysto.

It’s very stable, great at tracking, very fast and can turn… Continue

Added by Shane Pettingill on August 10, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Let's attack the Mysto

Well, they arrived at 17:30 on Friday and as with most British Summers it rained!

The weather has really been lousy yet again, so we didn't do much until Sunday morning where it was absolutely peeing it down, but within an hour it had blown over to a glorious blue sky!

So out we go to modify the Mysto's to incorporate the Hatch Kits.

Not too difficult, just have to make sure you mark and check twice and cut once!

Like this!

A… Continue

Added by Shane Pettingill on August 10, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments

Finally found the right Kayak for us.

Well after a lot of thought it got narrowed down to 4 but in the end the Ocean Kayak Mysto came tops!

We just wanted a good all rounder and out of the Ocean Kayak Mysto, Perception Scooter Surf, Feelfree Nomad and Teksport X-cite, we found the Mysto to be the best option.

Many thanks to Jenny at The Family Adventure Store for such an excellent service, great advice and a great deal on both Kayaks, so I'll defo be ordering… Continue

Added by Shane Pettingill on August 8, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

First time in a Frenzy!

This all came about after Konnor and his friend Thomas had just done a weeks Kayaking, Canoeing, Raft Building and Sailing week at our local club (they're on Summer Hol's still).

We went out mid-week in Paul's (Thomas' Dad) speedboat to capture some photo's of the boys having fun, while we and the other halves and youngest went up river for a lovely meal at the Waveney River Centre at Burgh St. Peter and so it was mentioned about Kayaking etc.

So on the Sunday, Paul got…

Added by Shane Pettingill on July 27, 2008 at 3:30pm — No Comments



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