Getting across Falmouth Bay can be a little bit unpredicatable. The winds can change direction very quickly.
I have rigged a sail to the kayak that I can raise if the wind is behind me, and so the journey can sometimes be very quick. The journey will always mean going into the wind or wind on the beam( which is worse in an kayak), and so once out of the lee shore, its all power to the paddles, or next landfall will be southern Ireland or USA!
I have been caught out in an ebbing spring tide and offshore wind, and was actually going backward, despite the paddles going at full throttle. A little scary , but I did tie up to sea bouy, and waited for an hour, and then limped home, taking rest by tying up to bouys.
The wind is wild in Cornwall today, but Im too excited to call it off.
I am hopefull that it wil