Voodoo visits

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We have a visitor this week, and he wants to surf and see the Gower. We can help with that.

I've known him for 5 years or so, but I've no idea what he looks like.



Kim can lead

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So we saw how Kim's climbing technique is great, but her strength and finger stamina are holding her back on steeper routes. But what about her climbing head? Let's see if she wants to lead some vertical stuff and how she gets on with that mentally.

This is something we all go through as climbers when we're not leading routes regularly, and the mental part of rock climbing is often the biggest challenge, and the most rewarding part when we get it right.



Kim vs vertical

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Kim spent the winter getting strong for climbing and rediscovering her technical skills by bouldering and braving the cold Gower coastline when it stopped raining.

She has been struggling with the steeper climbs so far this year. But how does she do on slabs and less steep climbs?



Quiet climbs and windy kayaks

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After Easter I took some time off work and had lots of time to do the things we like doing! The Gower was quiet again and we went cragging by the sea and kayaking in the sea before storm Hanna hit with her gale force winds.

Also, bluebells in the woods.

Not working. It's great!



Gower kayaking and Easter sun

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Paddling from Oxwich to Port Eynon and back in a perfect summer sea, passing the wreck of the Solor at low tide in Oxwich Bay that limped back here after being torpedoed by a u-boat in 1945.

Also climbing on packed Easter Rhossili sea cliffs in the sun. The Easter weather was perfect for a long weekend of adventures!



Trying sea kayaking

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This is something we've been waiting for and working towards for a while - starting to explore the Gower coastline from the sea. What trouble can we get into in kayaks in the sea? Learning.