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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Sennen Cove to Botallack Head

A very interesting 12 mile kayak journey from Sennen Cove to Botallack Head via The Brisons. It was nearly high tide when we arrived at this rock island one mile off Cape Cornwall and the tidal flow was still strong. We did however manage to land and take tea.

The trip from the Brisons to Botallack Head is imposing with high cliffs and spectacular scenery. There is a particularly fine cave at Botallack which is small but perfectly formed. On the return trip we saw a sunfish (Mola mola) which again was small but perfectly formed. Strong winds blowing around the headlands and out of the valleys, clear water and much sun.

I do hope that Keven appreciates the huge effort I made in finding a suitable piece of music for this video. I think it's fab!

Wildlife Observed: Sunfish, Grey seal  Sand Eels, Jellyfish

Look For:
The Brisons
Cot Valley
Cape Cornwall
The Cave at Botaliack Head

Strong Tidal current around the Brisons
Overfalls on the "Causeway" Between the Brisons and Cape Cornwall
Surf at Sennen Cove and Gwenvor

Paddle No: 7
Date: 19/07/2013
Wind: Force 1-4
Temperature: 24 degrees
Weather: Very hot but with cooling wind
Distance Covered: 12 miles
Duration: 5.0 hrs
Access: Easy launch, landing and exit (not on the Brisons)
Sea State: Smooth to wind blown chop
Kayaks: P&H Scorpio and Easky 13

    Sennen Cove to
    Botallack Head
    via The Brisons

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