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    Default Fathers day seaside fun...

    My kids, the little tinkers, almost convinced me they'd forgotten fathers day. I was just about to set off to the coast with Mrs S & our youngest child Fifi when they presented me with a gift ale set, complete with craft ale glass and pork scratchings. I really should remember this moment every time I think I haven't brung them up proper!

    Anyway, with that auspicious start I loaded the canoe & headed off for Runswick Bay on the NE coast.

    The weather was calm, no waves and with a gentle onshore breeze - perfect.
    Spent a lot of time larking about, experimenting with (over)balance points, standing up & moving around in the boat. The idea was to gain confidence... not sure how successful that was!
    Went on a mini trip to the southern headland exploring the rock pools...

    The water was very clear and I saw a big flat fish in the shallows (not pictured). Dab / plaice? No idea but it was about the size of a dinner plate.

    Dodging in and out of the rocks helped practise fine control.




    After a spot of lunch my youngest daughter joined me, for her maiden yoyage, to get supplies from beach cafe...
    She said she enjoyed it & she looks happy!
    Getting supplies...
    The rest of the day was more of the same but finishing off in a pub overlooking the bay...
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    Cheers!

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    That looks lovely.

    Certainly much better weather than we had in the Outer Hebrides.

    You see, sea paddling can be fun.

    Nice one, Pete.

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    Well done mate. Last time I saw sea that blue was in the Med!
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    That's what adventures are made of. Heartwarming stuff! I can't wait one of ours to produce a grandchild for us. Until then I'll just have to continue to behave like a kid.

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    Excellent, a grand way to spend family time.
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    Fabulous
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    Looks lovely, a fish the size of a dinner plate, is normally a very good fish!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crow View Post
    That looks lovely.

    Certainly much better weather than we had in the Outer Hebrides.

    You see, sea paddling can be fun.

    Nice one, Pete.
    Thank you, it was lovely Mr C. You're preaching to the long converted on the virtues of sea paddling though



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    Quote Originally Posted by MultiMark View Post
    Well done mate. Last time I saw sea that blue was in the Med!
    Thanks Mark! I didn't even doctor them - it was lovely!

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    Lovely pictures..... and the grin says it all! Great stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Turas Mara View Post
    That's what adventures are made of. Heartwarming stuff! I can't wait one of ours to produce a grandchild for us. Until then I'll just have to continue to behave like a kid.
    Thank you! Don't stop being a kid though!

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    Excellent, a grand way to spend family time.
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    Fabulous
    Thanks gents!

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    Looks lovely, a fish the size of a dinner plate, is normally a very good fish!!
    Haha yes indeed! I think it may have been a turbot...

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    Lovely pictures..... and the grin says it all! Great stuff.
    It was a treat for me to get her in to it to!

    Thanks!
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    Hi Pete, Isn't Runswick Bay a great place. One of our favourites and we go regularly, but I've only paddled there a couple of times. We copied a trip that was shown on some television adventure programme to the beach near the southern headland that is supposed to be inaccessible, except from the sea. Actually there is a knotted rope down a sloping cliff that isn't too difficult. Anyhow it was a lovely sunny day and me and my wife had a great time.

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    Yes, we really like Runswick!

    The 'hidden' beach sounds lovely! I was probably only a 100m or so from it but didn't want to abandon the girls for too long! It does explain the small procession of people making their way over the rocks towards Runswick at low tide though!

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