Voudia bay to the sulphur mines and back. SW6 with some pretty fierce gusts.
Rod wanted to use the large Anglesey Stick in tougher conditions, so I tried the Northern Light 'Aleutian inspired paddle' which has two rather different faces - more on that later.
So, I had been getting on pretty well with the carbon paddle until this point. In the stronger wind conditions I wanted the extra power that comes from using a sliding stroke. Because of the profile of the shoulders on this paddle, you can only really slide with the flat (slightly concave) face away from you. Unfortunately this face 'snatches' in the wind and the paddle becomes very difficult to control.
About 12k paddled. Torrential rain just after we had the boats loaded on the trailer.
|Voudia Bay, North East Milos|
|Not the sort of weather we are used to in Greece - bit like home really|
|Two very strong Norwegian paddlers with us on this trip - Vivi and Martin|
|Not all the trip was exposed to the elements|
|but, you kind of knew what was coming ...|
|Cruising along with the carbon 'Aleutian'|
|The clouds are gathering|
|and the wind is still building|
|Using the sliding stroke ....|
|Lunchtime. How many BCU stars does it take to light a fire||?|
|Back on the water|
|On the way back to Voudia Bay|