7 September 2019 - Kayak photography trip
Headed out, got all my gear loaded onto the kayak and down to the beach, weather was a little windier than expected but didn't seem to bad, I launched from Holywell in Eastbourne and started to head around to Beachy head.
Soon after heading out I noticed the wind picking up (blowing me out and towards the lighthouse) and the further around I got out the waves started to pick up.
Holywell can be very sheltered, the South Downs come out and protects the area, the weather difference between one side and the other can be very extreme at times.
The further around I got I could see some big waves smashing against the harsh rocks and the lighthouse, the wind was getting much stronger pushing me further out, soon realising for my own safety I needed to head back and fast, turned the kayak around and had to paddle hard to fight against the wind, keeping my eye on the shore to how fast I was (or wasn't ) getting back, with the wind in my face any short break from paddling I had it would just blow me back. With a big relief I finally managed to get back into the sheltered area.
I had my old GoPro Hero 3 black rigged up for time-lapse of the paddle. Its hard to see the waves in the video but just watch how much the horizon starts to shake the further around I get.
Also appears I have a moisture issue, as started to get a condensation spot in the middle of the lens.