|Pole Sand canoe trip
||Was supposed to be an out to sea dinghy but there was no wind. So went out in the canoe. met up with the dinghy cruisers from SYC who had managed to find a little wind after all.
|SYC Mystery Dinghy Cruise
||"Officer Of The Day" for the SYC "mystery dinghy cruise". What the mystery was to be was, er, a mystery to us.
So we decided that it would be cricket and drinkies on the Bull Sands in the middle of the Exe Estuary at low water.
F4 gusting F5 a fair bit of the time but it seems a good time was had by all.
|Post work paddle
||A paddle down the Exe Estuary and along the Pole Sands with Nigel after work. A lovely sunny evening in the middle of the heat wave. Photos by Liz from a distance!
|Scoobies first canoe trip of 2013
||Up river to the new wreck just north of Starcross and then back down to the Bull Sands where Scoobie ran non stop (when he wasnt digging). Luckily we were too early for the Olly Murs sound check!
|Scoobys second canoe trip
||Sccobys second canoe trip. To the Bull Sand and then down to the Warren. First trip out of his depth.
|First sail of the year on Nigel's Dart
||Lots of wind going down the estuary. Quite a bit of wind out at sea for a while and some waves to play with. After lunch at the beach cafe the wind died away a bit making the sail back up the channel alongside Exmout beach somewhat tricky (including some fun in the shallow waters just before the Warren point), More wind when back in the estuary but the strength of the ebbing tide made it a "tactical" sail back to SYC.
|Pole Sands Paddling
||Out to the Pole Sands in the canoe with Scooby.
|SYC to Pole Sands
||A canoe paddle down from SYC to the Pole Sands in company with Ellie T and Marco F (and the hound).
Strong Spring tides both ways but a sea breeze made the paddle out hard work and super easy on the way back.
Scooby enjoyed having four different people to throw the ball for him on the Pole Sands!
|Canoe round the Pole Sands
||A paddle round the Pole Sands. Not enough wind to go sailing so we decided to take the hound for a paddle round the Pole Sands.
With a 4.2m springs tide, there was a lot of water sluicing out past Exmouth Docks. However, as we were quite early there wasn't much Pole Sands.So we turned right and took the hound to groyne 9 on Dawlish Warren for a bit. Then out to the Pole Sands and "Islandia".
|Paddle round Pole Sands
||A paddle from Cockwood, out of the estuary and round the Pole Sands. There were even some little waves at times.
|Monday afternoon on the Pole Sands
||A canoe trip from Cockwood Harbour to the Pole Sands off Exmouth. Scooby loved it.
|Croyde and Saunton Sands
||From Croyde Bay towards Saunton and then down onto Saunton Sands to give the hound a low tide run about. Think Saunton Sands is might make it into Scooby's all time top three beaches!
Some photos from Woolacombe Beach (on the next day) may have snuck in somehow.
||Back to Rock (opposite Padstow) for a slightly soggy walk along to the mouth of the Camel Estuary.
Visited St Endoc Church - the last resting place of John Betjeman - and considered his lifetime's regret!
Expensive lunch in the cafe above Rock Beach lifeboat station!
|Pole Sands picnic
||Sail down from SYC to the Pole Sands. A bit of everything wind wise. From nothing to about a F4 and quite a lot of gusts in between, Put first reef in for the trip back which made things easier
||From Lee Bay along the coast path to Bull Point lighthouse and then on around Morte Point.
Some big up and downie bits along the way and some scary (for me) cliff top paths!
Camera was happy with the sunlight though.
|Saunton Sands and Burrows
||Scooby's final beach walk of the holiday. Along the seemingly endless Saunton Sands at low tide. Then back inland to the east of the Burrows before finally cutting across the Burrows to give Scooby a final bit of of beach action before an ice cream at Saunton Sands.
|Pole Sands picnic
||A late October down river dinghy cruise. Destination was the Pole Sands for a picnic. Bit late in the season for a picnic but the planned trip earlier in the year didn't work out.
Lovely sail - decent range of winds.
Big tides assisted the top speed of 9.2 knots.