Dove Step 2 – day one

Daily distance: 11.89 miles 

Duration: 05:46:23

Weather: Blue skies, 9 degrees, 15mph North Easterlies.

Sea state: 4 – 5, strong winds, rough, 2m swell. 

Best bird seen: Wheatear


We’re finally underway! 
Kurt Finch of Nomad Sea Kayaking had the following to say of our days efforts:
Guys did really well. Launching into conditions well above their ability levels. Impressed with Stu’s recovery following a capsize – which went smoothly. Ed did particularly well in his short waterlined boat – keep pace with the longer sea kayaks. Gooders did well to keep up despite double-figure vomiting episodes owing to motion sickness. We worked hard and we’re looking forward to our beds
We are now set up in camp and warmed having brewed-up and fed. A surprise this evening was meeting Ms Lucy Newcombe who is the start of her journey to circumnavigate the country! 
I actually managed to pitch in straight away attempting a launch into surf! This coupled with others getting tipped over by the surf as well as the motion sickness means we have earned our sleeping bags!
Be sure to follow our second and final day’s kayaking tomorrow and if you are able to support our JustGiving fundraising efforts if you are able. We aren’t doing this for fun – we are doing it for Turtle Doves


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2 responses to “Dove Step 2 – day one

  1. Sue Sandham

    Well done Dove Steppers! First day under your belts. Sleep well!
    Jonny’s Mum

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  2. Hi Jonny and the rest of the crew. Great to meet you all today on Shingle Street. Happy camping tonight. I hope dinner tasted as good as it smelt when I walked past. Best of luck with your challenge, and with saving the Turtle Dove. My best bird seen today was a Merlin.

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