On the 7th April 2019 a few club members when down to St Margarets Bay, near Dover to paddle below the white cliffs.
As we drove down to Dover it was a bit damp but when we arrived at Kingsdown, the rain had lifted even if it was a bit overcast. The Sea was “Smooth” to “Slight” with a force 3 to 4 wind so it was great conditions to be out on the sea. We had the wind and the tide in our favour as we headed out to St Margarets through the crashing surf on the beach.
We enjoyed paddling along the “White Cliffs of Dover” until we reached St Margarets bay. As usual we had great fun landing on the beach due to the steep and pebbly beach. Basically we crash landed onto the shore and jumped out of the kayak before the next wave picked it up and dunged it on the shore again. So the landing was exiting but we all made it to dry land safely where we had our lunch.
After lunch we had to launch again through the waves and paddle back along the white cliffs. The tide and the wind had turned again in our favour so it was a geat paddle back to Kingsdown where we had another exciting landing.
All of us – Julia, Adrian, Sam and Noel had a great day out on the sea.
Photos and article by Adrian