The snow has melted and the temperature is now about 6 degrees C, about the same as the sea. A lull in the weather (now returned to normal - wet and windy) meant we could get out to exercise the paddle muscles on a familiar route.
|Sunset? - it must be lunch time!|
Along the way we had plenty of time to think about deveopments for Paddle Orkney '11 (involving TV personalities and playmobil) schemes for buying the boat of our dreams (involving secret bank accounts and time-share garages) as well as ways of making the route from St Mary's to Scapa more interesting (any suggestions other than those involving dynamite, on a postcard please!)
|Is this the same geology as Newfoundland?|
Along the way there were a few waterfalls created by the snow melt which have to be appreciated close up.
Time for a bit of wet practice!
We headed towards the sandy beach but the water remained murky with run off from the snow and significantly colder than further out in the bay.
NK was determined to practice the static brace and the butterfly roll and that is what she did, finishing with a nice butterfly to store away in the muscle memory and practice through visualisation in the warm.
|NK - before immersion.|
|NK - after immersion.|
I think it is too cold to learn anything new but it is possible to have a good think and sort out a few annoying anomalies.