Sunday, 14 September 2008

New Toy - CAG Europe MIWOK

Took out my new toy today, a DAG Europe, single skinned 5.3m boat. Performed very well, straight line tracking, surfed well in 2-3ft swell/clapotis and only need to pad out the thigh braces and seal the hatches better. Compared to a PH Capella, it performed as well as or better in all aspects except the Capella has better leaning chines.

The launch Beach

Blackness Castle - Blackness West Lothian. Looking back at the launch beach.

Blackness Castle - cared for by SNH for the nation, Mel Gibson filmed Hamlet here in the 80s.

A small rockgarden that you can play in and use wee eddy lines at higher tides.

Returned at high tide, quite high spring one. Pretty disgusting water quality. And the stuff in the beach was untypeable.


Bill said...

It looks like I fine craft. Yes lots of local stuff to do, popped out today too from Belhaven to Tynninghame and a tour around Tyne Estuary on the way back. superb

NT said...

Could you go up the Tyne on the flood very far ? Have read a Blogg by A Seagrott about that river. Loch Goil from Finnart, Loch Long next week. After a quick Seal watch at Rhu Friday night.