Alternative Education

When you have visitors staying it may not be the most diplomatic thing to do to head out kayaking for the day so we spent a few hours amusing ourselves with alternative activities.
In the morning it was blo-karting at St Ouen’s.  The wide sandy expanse of Jersey’s premier surfing beach is an ideal location for this exciting activity.  A northerly wind blowing straight along the beach provided excellent sailing conditions although at times it was a bit gusty, which added to the entertainment.  Thanks to Absolute Adventures.
 Heading across St Ouen’s.  The rising tide curtailed the length of the session.
The afternoon was water based and I was able to use my new purchase.  A BodyGlove winter wet suit, from the local charity shop.  £20 for a suit which appeared to be virtually new.  The Jersey Hospice shop is a veritable treasure trove, and full of superb bargains.
We launched the stand up paddleboards at St Brelade’s and spent an amusing hour and a half attempting to perfect our skills.  It is always frustrating to see the daughters heading off on technically more difficult boards whilst I wobble along behind.
Ok we didn’t get much sea kayaking in but I did improve my J stroke!  
 Sarah heading across the bay on the smaller of the two boards
 Just look at the multi-coloured £20 wet suit.
We did manage two standing briefly!  It was surprising how warm the water was for the first week of November.