Saturday, April 27, 2013

Shadows and Refractions

another new vid -

the low sun of early morning 
highlighting shadows on rocks around headlands
and also refraction of light through water bubbles on the lens
- a beautiful time to be out on the ocean

paddling regards

Friday, April 26, 2013

sea kayak through rocks and trees

latest vid

seeing how close I can paddle to rocks and trees - plastic kayak and greenland paddle are a sweet combo in this type of 'up close' paddling

 i only got stuck  a few times... and lost my woolen beanie once

i like thinking about where to place the 'in the water' paddle blade in restricted spaces...and even, at times, where to place the uppermost  'out of the water'  blade

sometimes i like to play the mind game 'one point lost for every touch of boat, paddle, or body with the solid surroundings'.....if you get very close and go fast, low scores are hard to obtain 

....not a low score in this vid.... but it makes a change from getting smashed by waves

Paddling Regards

Thursday, April 18, 2013

vincent sea kayak surf - getting smashed by a few - april 17 2013 

Another new vid up on Vimeo
(i will slow down soon)

sizable surf
caught a few waves
missed a few waves
and get smashed by one at the end

nothing broken, no one hurt and me mulling on shore.....

....that rolls are 100% successful up until the next failed roll
and a sustained pummelling can have yourself asking "where is my mind"

paddling and swimming regards

Sunday, April 14, 2013

"rocks kelp waves - autumn morn" 13 April 2013

New vid up on Vimeo

Looks pretty

Higher res looks better –

Some frameshots below

Paddling Regards