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Offline Peter O'Sullivan

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Sea kayaking to small islands further away
« on: June 24, 2018, 11:50:05 »
So the idea was to kayak out to some small island and possibly camp on one and paddle back the next day. I think we should start small and build up as none of us have any proper training. Anyone feel like doing a navigation course? Given my navigation skills on dry land someone should probably do some training before I get us all lost at sea.

So my suggestions area

Lambay Island


Skerries, Rockabill lighthouse


Inisheer or Innismaan.


Just ordered this book this morning.
https://www.bookdepository.com/Sea-Kayak-Navigation-Franco-Ferrero/9781906095031?ref=grid-view&qid=1529835799854&sr=1-1

In the meantime , canoeing Ireland have a bit on their website if people want to read up https://canoe.ie/sea-kayaking/
« Last Edit: June 24, 2018, 12:42:37 by Peter O'Sullivan »

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Re: Sea kayaking to small islands further away
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2018, 10:49:05 »
Yeah, I would be up for it Peter! Depending on if I am free when ye are going obviously

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Re: Sea kayaking to small islands further away
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2018, 12:07:43 »
Blake might help us with a nav course since he is doing his level 3 sea kayak instructor as is Dave O'Reily I believe. 

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Re: Sea kayaking to small islands further away
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 14:34:01 »
https://canoe.ie/coastal-navigation-awards/

Blake would be amiable to run one of these courses. Need a few people to run one, useful set of skills for any of us to have.

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Re: Sea kayaking to small islands further away
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 17:37:31 »
I'd be interested

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Re: Sea kayaking to small islands further away
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2018, 17:41:48 »
Don't have the funds to do a course but interested in the paddle

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Re: Sea kayaking to small islands further away
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2018, 17:48:49 »
Yeah I don't think I'd be too pushed on doing the course either

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Re: Sea kayaking to small islands further away
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2018, 19:03:55 »
I’d be interested in the course too!

Offline Peter O'Sullivan

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Re: Sea kayaking to small islands further away
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2018, 11:57:55 »
I was thinking about this and I'll probably skip doing a course. Going to stick with the book and aim for short-ish trips. Hopefully it will pour rain in September and August for river paddling but if it doesn't I'll be paddling to some islands.

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Re: Sea kayaking to small islands further away
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2018, 13:59:03 »
Im interested in the trip and i could be interested in a course aswell

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Re: Sea kayaking to small islands further away
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2018, 09:10:13 »
I'd be interested in a trip but not a course just yet. Lambay island is actually privately owned and you cannot camp there. My mates roisin and Dave paddled out there a few weeks ago and paddled around it. Very do-able