Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Weymouth Bay - 8th August 2009

Looking towards Weymouth town beach

Solo paddle, launching from the car park by Secondwind watersports shop at the end of Preston Beach road. Sunny, but with a F3 NW.

Paddled towards Weymouth, along the beach and to the harbour entrace. I then went due E across Weymouth bay to reach the coast again near Bat's Head. Carried on to Lulworth Cove for a snack, then further E into Mupe Bay for a quick call of nature!

Paddled back along the coast to launch point. On the water for 4hrs 20 minutes, covering about 21 miles. Conditions going across the bay was small chop with occasional whitecap on my port side. Maintained track OK using rudder and slight lean when needed. From the GPS I seemed to be doing around 5.2 mph crossing the bay, then more like 5.8 - 6.0 mph once alongside the coast again heading to Lulworth. Return was slower, perhaps averaging around 4.8 mph into slight headwind.

Paddling the Epic and using the wing paddles.

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