Apart from a couple of lifeboats, one from France and one from Jersey, plus the Channel Islands Air Search plane we had the reef to ourselves, something which never happens in the summer. Fortunately the lifeboats were only training.
Looking across towards Marmotier, although it wasn’t a particularly large tide, two hours earlier we had been playing on standing waves where now there were only shingle banks.
Jersey in the distance with the distinctive shape of Mont Orgueil Castle. It was like paddling on mercury, as we headed back towards the island.