Loop Head Clare meet August 21/22 (was 14th/15th)

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fionatrahe
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Loop Head Clare meet August 21/22 (was 14th/15th)

Post by fionatrahe » Thu Jun 24, 2021 9:19 pm

Hi all, the meet had been planned for Kerry on August 7th.
Now moved to the following week 14th/15th.
Also relocated from Kerry to Loop Head peninsula, Co. Clare.
We figure it would be very difficult to find campsites or wild camp
options in Kerry at the height of the staycationer season, but we have promises of fields in Clare.😀

Apologies for the change, I hope it doesn’t upset people’s plans too much.

Shouldn’t be any issue with numbers, but will be looking for registration upfront as usual.
More details closer to the time.
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fionatrahe
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Re: August meet date change to 14th/15th

Post by fionatrahe » Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:19 pm

Registration is open now for this meet.
We will be camping on the Loop head peninsula.
€10/person/night camping, €20/person/night camper

Lots of great paddles possible, whether it’s around the loop, Scattery Island, anywhere along the coastline north or south of Kilkee or possibly even across to Kerry. Start offering sacrifices to your weather gods!


https://forms.gle/MbfAHrXAGqQWmhBz7

fionatrahe
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Re: August meet date change to 14th/15th

Post by fionatrahe » Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:03 pm

Just to whet your appetite:
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fionatrahe
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Re: Loop Head Clare meet August 21/22(was 14th/15th)

Post by fionatrahe » Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:00 pm

The weather is really going against us this weekend, f4-6 with loads of rain, really limits our chances of a decent paddle - and no craic around a campfire in the rain.
So we’re going to defer a week and hope for better luck.
Sorry about this - maybe ye’ll be able to find a weather window and do local paddles. And hope to see you all in Clare next weekend instead.

brianmacmahon
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Re: Loop Head Clare meet August 21/22 (was 14th/15th)

Post by brianmacmahon » Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:53 pm

If anybody is still travelling and wants to get out the WISKA Clare crew will be doing a paddle (wet session) at New Quay tidal race near Kinvara.
Your all very welcome to join us.

Meeting 1000hrs on Flaggy Shore - see link;
Flaggy Shore
https://goo.gl/maps/htpJaYnDN6ZHDbaj6

Paddle in race and possibly round to Bishops Quarter.
Rescue and incident management.

Bite to eat afterwards in Linnanes ..... if they’ll take us 😜

fionatrahe
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Re: Loop Head Clare meet August 21/22 (was 14th/15th)

Post by fionatrahe » Thu Aug 19, 2021 9:14 pm

Briefing 10am Saturday at the campsite.
See ye there.
I've emailed details to anyone who registered.

Chris McDaid
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Re: Loop Head Clare meet August 21/22 (was 14th/15th)

Post by Chris McDaid » Mon Aug 23, 2021 7:40 am

Excellent meet Fiona, also good to see so many new faces

Cheers
Chris

therightangle
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Re: Loop Head Clare meet August 21/22 (was 14th/15th)

Post by therightangle » Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:28 pm

Great weekend, thanks Fiona and leaders!

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Re: Loop Head Clare meet August 21/22 (was 14th/15th)

Post by KevCampion » Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:24 pm

Hi,
I met you guys off nuns beach in Ballybunion on this trip and was talking to Liz (green boat) and Ruth (pink hat, Greenland paddle)...

I'm interested in starting sea kayaking, but I'm looking for people in the Kerry area who I would be able to paddle with/learn from. I'm going to follow Ruth's advice and try a course in Shearwater in Dublin, hopefully before Christmas. I was hoping to find some local paddlers in the meantime.

So far I only have a sit on top Kayak, but if I can find some locals interested in paddling I'd be more comfortable making the investment in a proper sea kayak.

Sorry if this is in the wrong spot on the forum, but I thought someone who was on the trip might see it.

Cheers

Kevin

P.S. also met a fella called Colly on men's beach Ballybunion and was talking to him about his Greenland paddle. Keep having brushes with paddlers!

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