Kayak Trip Appledore to Hartland Quay

Clovelly-about as quaint as it gets
Clovelly-about as quaint as it gets

I have never paddled much of this section of coast before so this bit seemed ideal to try out my new (well….old actually but new to me) Paddleyak swift. Alas I hadn’t got rodholders fitted at this stage so no fishing.

Clovelly harbour
Clovelly harbour

The north facing coast is almost cosy with wooded hillside often reaching right down to the rocky foreshore. Clovelly harbour wall is strutted all over by people wearing those long barbour like coats and hats that people who obviously don’t spend much time outdoors feel they should be wearing outdoors.

At Hartland point the coast turns at a right angle and the transformation of scenery couldn’t be more extreme. Serrated reefs reaching far out to sea and a feeling of vulnerability. Lucky there was no swell and little wind. The ultimate wilderness experience.

Hartland Point-kayak just left of centre
Hartland Point-kayak just left of centre
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