serious sea-trials for a serious seakayak
…and an everything but serious paddler…
Let’s start form the beginning: I live in Sardinia, wich is basically an awesome deserted island at the center of Mediterranean Sea: 1,6 million of people , half million in the Cagliari’s urban area; so the rest of the island is very scarcely populated.
This is a great opportunity for any kind of outdoor activity: trekking, sport climbing, mountainbiking, and of course sea-kayaking.
so I packed my camping stuffs, loaded my kayak on the top of the car, and I took advantage of a very warm and sunny end of September to visit one of the wildest part of Sardinia: Orosei’s gulf , on the west coast, and do a serious sea-trials of the boat; images speak for themselves…three days of paddling in a totally wild nature
The small town of Cala Gonone was the starting point of the trip; then I paddled for a couple of hours ’til the awesome beach of Cala Sisine (camping here is allowed) , and passed a warm night in my tent; second day was “the big one” , about 16 km of wild coast from Cala Sisine to Capo Monte santu, and then back to Cala sisine for a deserved rest; the third day I paddled back to Cala Gonone in a marvellous flat blue sea
My kayak (you know her from my blog) Bette 500 behave perfectly: stuff for a three day comp and 7 liters of fresh water (forget to find water in this coast) were perfectly loaded in her super roomy lockers, the boat is really stable, quite fast , the cockpit super dry; a perfect choice for sea-touring even for a low level experience paddler like me
and by the way, the homebuilt kayak family will soon grow….