John Fawcett said...
This is a kayaking trip to tell your friends and family about. No, really, it is. We have kayaked in Glacier Bay, Tahoe, Able Tasman, and other places and each has its own special character. Here, at Nugget Point, we kayaked in seas that come across the oceans from the deep south. Indeed, off the end of Nugget Point the next landfall is Antartica.
But on this absolutely glorious mid winter morning the sea was calm (Southern Ocean calm - just a gentle southern swell) and the sun shone out of a blue sky.
Jared, our guide, really knows his stuff. He is a local, from a commercial fishing background right off Nugget Point, and he knows these seas. His kayaks are professionally maintained and well equipped. He has all the gear essential for safety, plus commercial grade communications equipment in case of emergency. You can feel very confident in his abilities.
The seascape out on the ocean is magnificent. The colour of the water is not easy to describe, but is immersive and refreshing. Southern Albatrosses checked us out, on the rocks the fur seals basked in the sun and other species of birds flocked on the rocks.
We were out for 3 hours and could have stayed another 3. Some days are just like this, perfect for a particular experience, and this was one of this days.
Thanks Jared for the trip.