We started off 2015 with the way we hope to carry on - paddling! On the 1st we had our usual Turkey bashing sausage sizzle with a difference. The difference was no sausages - I bought lovely fat ones and left them at home! We did however have chocolate Santa lollies instead.
We should have had more paddlers out, but the numbers soon dropped as the forecast became known, cold, wet and very windy, a westerly F5-8. We put in at North Queensferry, battled past the bridges and into Inverkeithing Bay before following the coast down past Dalgety Bay. It was here with the tide, wind, waves, clapotis all going in every direction, all at the same time, that GT decided he didn't like the size of the waves hitting him side on. We seemed to be paddling hard, yet the rocks were still approaching fast. A bit of oomph got us out though. We then made our way along the cliffs at Hawcraigs before landing at Silver Sands. A great start to out New Year!
On the 3rd, 18 of us had a lovely paddle with LSKC, starting out from South Queensferry. The weather was nothing like two days previous. The sun was out and the sea was flat.
Our 3rd paddle for January was back to lumpy water, Hubby dear had organised another of his rough water sessions. 4 of us met up down at Pettycur in dry but very blustery conditions. After a bit of blowey manoeuvring, we had a little play catching the waves. We weren't out for long, we didn't go far, but it was still a great exhilarating paddle.