Monday, 25 August 2008

Kimmeridge to Durdle Door and back - 23rd August 2008

Return trip from Kimmeridge to Durdle Door and back. Hw Lulworth Cove 11.29.

Weather sunny, wind about F4 from the SW. Sea state 3, confused waves by cliffs between Mupe Bay and Lulworth and from Lulworth round to Durdle Door. Pictures make it look calmer than what it actually was!

Departed Kimmeridge about 10am, arrived Durdle Door about 1.15pm, stopped for lunch in the cove to the east of Durdle Door. Departed lunch spot at 2pm, arrived back at Kimmeridge 3.30pm!

Outward paddle was against perhaps a 1 knot tide in the first part. Return trip was in quartering sea from the SW requiring continual correction, though skeg seemed to work well.

Loads of other kayakers/SOTs around.

Paddled with Julian Trigg. Julian sprouted a sail for the return trip!

Photos courtesy of Julian - see his website.

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