Saturday, October 03, 2015
Supermoon, Kayak and Cornwall
To Cornwall to see my mother for her birthday. We sad to learn on Sunday that Rev Canon Julia Wilkinson had died on Sat. May she rest in peace and rise in GLORY!
It was a pretty flat calm so I went out in a kayak and after a trial run the previous day checked with the lifeguard whether he thought it would be OK to go to the Quies and back - rocks that have always been near the horizon and which I have visited by Kayak 5 times before. "Go for it mate, great conditions" he said, forgetting (as I had done) that the Supermoon's supertides meant that the tiderace there was really spectacular. If you look closely at the 2nd picture you can see how white the water is between the rocks.
The supermoon was indeed spectacular, the more so since I could, at least in theory, have been killed by it!