To date the weather has been very kind but today we faced our first test of kayaking in fairly difficult conditions. Thankfully it did not rain but the wind was very strong, if we stopped paddling even for a moment we were blown backwards. The canal created what felt like a wind tunnel and we battled the wind for the first 10 miles, it felt like we were never going to get to the half way point.
We finally got to our 10 mile half-way pit stop and it was a welcome relief.
We always look forward to our lunch even though it is not always that exciting…!
We were hoping with such a strong headwind on the way out we would benefit from the wind behind us on the way back but unfortunately the wind gods were not on our side, the wind was gusting from all different angles but thankfully it was not a persistent head wind!