Thursday, 1 January 2015
New Years Day
The weather recently hasn't favoured paddling locally, strong winds, big swell and cold temperatures. But New Years Day looked quite promising - still a strong wind but from the south and offshore from the Moray Firth coast of Aberdeenshire. It was mild too, feeling alomst balmy in double digit temperatures not seen for a while. I opted for a short New Year paddle from Cullen and by late morning was ready to get on the water from the harbour.
The weather was eerily quiet and calm, though the movement of upper level cloud showed that it was windy high up. I quickly settled bak into the rhythm of paddling, glad to be back on the water after a work-enforced break.
All calm at Logie Head......
Appropriately, there was even a blink of watery sunshine at Sunnyside beach where I stopped for a short break...
...before heading along past the ruin of Findlater Castle, growing almost organically from it's blade of rock, to Sandend where I finished my short trip. Just a couple of hours paddling on the first day of the year, but my goodness it's good to be back on the water!