We took TomKat out on Saturday from Boatpark, Teignmouth (thanks www.boatlaunch.co.uk
- Great launch site. Area for preparing your boat and getting into your wetsuit, then launch and park - still with trailer attached. Plenty of parking due to the site being through the docks and therefore full of boaters, not tourists! And when you return another reserved area to strap down your boat. Tap and Loo available! all for £5.30.
Anyway... Where we went... We set of from Teignmouth and set off towards Torquay, passing Oddicombe beech with its cliff railway - The cliffs along this stretch were quite spectacular.
Arround Hope's Nose, Ore Stone and Thatchers Rock and in towards Torquay. Arround this area the sea was like a millpond getting rougher the further we went into Torbay.
Torquay harbour was busy and the harbour master was sitting in the harbour entrance so we sailed pass and along the beahes towards Brixham passing Paignton Pier on the way.
Cath took over the helm and after reaching Brixham we turned back towards Torquay and found a beech where there were a number of water-ski boats to stop and have lunch.
After eating lunch and watching the waterskiers fall in! and off their "Donuts" we went for another spin around the Bay before heading back towards Teignmouth, a quick look at Dawlish before heading back up the Teign to the slip.
A great day RIBing!
One thing we could do with is a face mask as we get covered in spray when its a bit choppy! Does anyone have any experience of the Gecko helmets?
Sorry forgot to take my camera
Bye for now....