We had a very nice day out at sea on the 1st of November. This was a private course I was teaching. The main focus of the day was paddling in waves and wind. The conditions were really good. Some wind, but not too much and also some waves further out.
Before the course I hadn’t been kayaking for a month. We did our canoe trip in Norway right after that, but no kayaking. After a longer break you always feel a bit stiff, but the muscles get used to it again pretty quickly.
The forecast was cloudy for the whole day, but the sun was shining through the clouds as we started the day.
The sunshine lasted just two minutes, but we were happy with even that. And the temperature was about +10 degrees Celsius all day, so the weather was actually really good for November.
We had our lunch break at Hattusaari. It is really one of my favorite places in Eastern Helsinki.
On the southside of Villinki there were some nice waves and it’s a great place to practice rock hopping.
What do you think is going to happen next?
It was a great day out on the water. Our group was really good and we tried a lot of new things. I am hoping for a cold and snowy winter here in Southern Finland, but I wouldn’t mind to still get out a few times with my kayak before that.