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Old 21-03-2011, 10:16 AM   #1
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Don't always need an engine!

We decided to go and explore the Shingles Bank - North of the Needles - yesterday. A good kayak trip over from Totland Bay on the Isle of Wight.

Can never remember the bank being so large / exposed. Apart from the obvious bank above HW showing - at low water the whole expanse covers about 1 1/2km - maybe more.

Could be a great meeting place for a BBQ's this summer if it is still around....
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Old 21-03-2011, 12:33 PM   #2
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That looks like a brilliant trip Adam! How far away is it?

Guernsey has some epic kayaking available! We did a good trip at the end of last summer which covered some amazing coastline. Would love to kayak Guernsey to Jersey but its probably too far!

Here are a couple of snaps from the last trip. How many kayaks can you fit on 1 van!?
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Old 21-03-2011, 01:24 PM   #3
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I bet Guernsey would be excellent. Some friends of ours have sea kayaks and amazing the distances they cover - especially with timing the tides correctly - which must be a big factor in the Channel Islands I guess.

Our trip was a total of 5 miles.

The sand banks are amazing at the moment - there was even a coaster aground - but that was much further out and visability was not good.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-12802756
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