The Yellow buoy between the girls on the second picture is a marker buoy with the name waterside on it. This is for the waterside house farm campsite where we stayed and also launched from.
The hat is from weird fish in St. Ives, Cornwall. You have to be young, cool and trendy to wear that
As for the rope that was one of those mistakes that we learned from, all part of the fun
and of course I'd never set off without life jackets.
Thanks for the comments guys
PS: If any one wants info on Waterside and Ullswater please let me know