Kayak Cornwall contains information about short and medium range sea kayak trips exploring the coast of Cornwall with Paul Bennett and Kevin Gaston. Occasionally joined by other friends and always planned and paddled with care.

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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Padstow to Wadebridge

A change from our usual coastal paddle this time as Kevin and I go with a group of friends from Kayak Kernow: https://www.facebook.com/kayakkernow on a varied 10.6 mile round trip from Padstow to Wadebridge. Loads of sunshine and great company add pleasure to a scenic and interesting journey.

Getting your tide times right is important on this one! We had a free ride all the way to our destination, a leisurely lunch and an easy paddle back at slack water. We did however have strong headwinds and windblown chop which progressively increased as we reached Padstow adding a bit of excitement on the last two miles.

Apologies for the short video. I had a lot of corrupted data on the SD card and lost the majority of my movies. Also I gave wide angle a try this week. I think I prefer it!

Wildlife Observed: Sandwich tern, Black swan, Mute swan, Canada goose, Shelduck, Curlew, Whimbrel, Black-tailed godwit, Redshank, Oystercatcher, Common sandpiper, Buzzard, Swallow, House Martin. (thanks Kevin)

Look For:
Wildlife and Estuary Birds
Salt Flats
The Old Bridge at Wadebridge

Strong River Current
Waterski Area
Many Other Boat Users

Paddle No: 9
Date: 3/08/2013
Wind: Force 3-4 SW
Temperature: 19 degrees
Weather: Warm, Sunny
Distance Covered: 10.6 miles
Duration: 5.0 hrs
Access: Easy launch from public slipway, landing and exit
Sea State: Smooth to wind blown chop
Kayaks: P&H Scorpio,  Easky 13,  Venture Flex 11, Pyranha Fusion, 2 Dagger Charleston's and a Dagger Blackwater

    Padstow to

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