Paddling with Basking Sharks Kilkee, Co Clare 12/04/2016

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conorsmith
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Paddling with Basking Sharks Kilkee, Co Clare 12/04/2016

Post by conorsmith » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:12 am

What do you do when you get a phone call at 3pm on a working day telling you there are Basking Sharks on your doorstep?
You drop everything, grab your kayak and run!!!

Paddling with Ted Chris and Matty just south of Kilkee where there were already 20+ sightings of the shark. You might have seen part of the clip on RTE 6 One News yesterday evening.

Still buzzing!!!!

https://youtu.be/I6e2RrcJP7M

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Re: Paddling with Basking Sharks Kilkee, Co Clare 12/04/2016

Post by Chancer » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:04 pm

Fantastic video Conor with some great underwater shots. Where did you launch from.

conorsmith
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Re: Paddling with Basking Sharks Kilkee, Co Clare 12/04/2016

Post by conorsmith » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:06 pm

From Goleen, approx 6km SW of Kilkee as the crow flies. It involved dragging the kayaks across a field and down along a stream. On any other day you would paddle down from Kilkee itself but on this occasion, it was about spending as much time with the them. As a first experience and with several in the water around us for the whole time, it was an incredible experience.

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