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Sunday, 12 January 2014

Marazion to Praa Sands

This trip is the first one we have managed on the sea for a couple of months and it turned out to be a good one. Marazion beach was full of families and dogs but a few paddle strokes later and we were out in Mounts Bay going around the outside of St Micheals Mount and towards Cudden Point. The wind was light and the sun was shining but there was some reasonable swell moving through in sets which were noticeably larger the other side of Cudden.

Tea and sandwiches were taken at Praa Sands and back out on the water again. We took a white knuckle ride short-cut though though the gully of doom (small d) which raised the adrenaline somewhat and although it looks nothing much on the video it was a case of "you had to be there" to feel the power of a large swell in a confined space. Rockfalls, landslips, wildlife and surfers to observe, altogether a great day out in a spectacular location.

NB. No kayaker's were harmed during the making of this movie.

Wildlife Observed: Great northern diver (1); Black-throated diver (1); Razorbill (1); Guillemot (5+); Fulmar (5+); Mediterranean gull (1); Turnstone

Look For:
St Micheal's Mount
Cudden Point
Prussia Cove
Bettys Cove
Stackhouse Cove
Kenneggy Cove
Praa Sands

St Micheal's Mount Causeway
St Micheal's Mount Reefs and Rocks
Perranuthnoe Reefs and Rocks
Prussia Cove Reefs and Rocks
Praa Sands Reefs, Gullies and Rocks (particularly in large swell)

Paddle No: 22
Date: 11/1/2014
Wind: Force 1-3 South Easterly
Temperature: 10 degrees
Weather: Mainly Sunny but with some Cloud
Distance Covered: 10 miles
Duration: 4 hrs
Access: Easy launch and land from Marazion Beach
Sea state: Smooth to medium swell
Kayaks: Nigel Dennis Romany, P&H Scorpio

    Marazion to
    Praa Sands

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