Friday, August 31, 2007

Kayak lesson on friday

Today we had a lesson with Hadas, the 9am outing has been changed to a skills lesson and the turnout was impressive. It seems as though the desire to learn and improve is still strong among our the emphasis was on direction control, leaning turning and sweeping, all important elements of kayak control. Paddlers of all levels can always improve, and today was the beginning of our learning experience.Hadas is a great kayaker and a good teacher, we all got something out of the session, now its time to go and practice, practice practice

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

greenland kayak day

Well the check from Dixons came through rather quickly, they said it would take 28 days but in fact I got it within a week. Well done Dixons, your international guarantee really paid off.
My new camera is an Olympus mju 770 SW, waterproof to 10 m shockproof and uncrushable too. Hope it lasts longer than the old Sony. Now I need to write to Sony and let them know that their waterproof housing is not reliable.
Today I took my skin on frame kayak for change, on flat water there is no problem with water getting in around the coaming and it was a good day, Hadas and Rami had a go too but as the kayak is built for the kayaker and is not adjustable it was not so easy for them to use as it did not fit them well enough. I guess they will have to just make their own kayaks...........

Friday, August 24, 2007

heres to you hadas

Well even tho my camera has corrosion inside and sometimes does what it wants to do without my knowledge, I still get some nice shots now and then. Luckily I took out international insurance and will soon get a check to buy a new one. Meanwhile here are a few shots of our wed am outing with Hadas and Rami.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

time for change

Well changes happen all the time, wether we are ready for them or not. You cant fight them so better to accept and go with them. The big change in our club is that the world famous Hadass Feldman has joined us as one of our guides and trainers.I am sure that this will make a big difference to the quality of our club and our paddlers will get the benefit of her exerience and knoweledge. So a big wellcome to Hadas. Unfortunately yesterday I did not ahve my camera with me for her first day with us and so we will have to wait for another photo op. Today we went on our regular trip and a few of us carried on tho the Island at Maagan Michael. here are the photos.
another regular saturday on the sea

Saturday, August 11, 2007

saturday august 11

Learning to roll takes a long time , or not.I`ve seen how it works and it takes quite a long time, then suddenly it comes and the smiles never stop.At least in the summer the water is warm and the learning process is not at all painful. It usually starts with a few sessions of guidance with an instructor standing alongside and progresses very quickly to eskimo rescue when the roll fails in deep water.But quickly most of our paddlers seem to manage and then you see rolls at all rest preiods during our outings.Here are a couple of pics of Kid rolling and Gaby getting some tips from Yos, both of them have learnt to roll this summer.