After spending yesterday polishing and getting everything ready, we launched Paramour at 1500 today- Monday 5th. March 2012.
I have put just over an hour on the new engine this afternoon, so tomorrow I can give her the occasional blip of full throttle. Should be fun! I also attached the Go Pro camera to Paramour's A frame. When I've edited the film I will upload it to You Tube and FB. (Film now uploaded)
More pictures and comment on the FB page.
I got a call from Dave at DL Marine this morning asking me if I wanted to go and see my new engine while it was still in the crate.
I was there in twenty minutes to see this shiny new piece of incredible engineering unwrapped and carefully hoisted into position on Paramour's transom. I have left David and David John connecting everything up and filling her with oil etc... ready for the test firing. Just can't wait until March now! At least February's a short month...
Extra picture and comment on the Facebook page.
Hi, I hope the new year is going well for you.
I am back in St. Mawes earlier this year so next week I'll be going to the printers and getting brochures organised etc... I have ordered various bits and pieces for next season such as some new buoyancy aids which have arrived so I should be all ready to go.
Amelia and Tim from Nearwater B&B are appearing next week on the CH 4 programme. The Nearwater episode, featuring Paramour and me, will be screened on Tuesday 8th. Hope we come across well...
It's been a good year again and I would like to thank all of you who have been out paddling or for a trip on Paramour. Or both!
It's always great to see people who come back year after year as well as meeting new customers. When I began in 2007 I had no idea how successful the idea would become and I really do appreciate your custom.
Only one month to go and it'll be all over! Still a few weeks though in which to enjoy the peace of a paddle up the Percuil River or the thrill of a blast on the RIB.
As I'm now running things on my own do call first to make sure I'm around. I have to balance the kayaks and RIB and, even though I try, I can't be in two places at once!
Hope to see you in these final weeks of the season, M.
I once again provided the RIB and kayaks for safety cover for this now annual event, held last Sunday.
About 200 competitors took part this year, swimming from Tavern Beach around the castle, then into Castle Beach getting on their bikes then running... I feel exhausted just reading this back! The first swimmer was ashore in 10mins with everyone ashore within 30mins- a great achievement. Luckily the weather was perfect and no one had to be removed from the water and only one person had to hang on to a kayak for a few minutes rest.
It's time to relax a little after the hectic month of August. It's been a good season, even if the weather wasn't again. Oh well, there's always next year...
I would like to take the opportunity to thank Beth and Veryan for all their hard work (most of the time!) over the last couple of months. They both want to come back next year so I can't be that bad to work for... Good luck to you both on your respective courses over the coming months.
We are well in to the season now and it's shaping up to be a good one once again. I can't believe how quickly the year is going, although we say that every year!
Now we are into August it is particularly prudent to book up in advance. We have had a few disappointed people turn up for kayaks only to find we have none left. I am also busy with Paramour, and Veryan and Beth are doing a sterling job running things on shore.
We've had a fun day today- amongst the paddlers, RIB trips and water taxi work Veryan found time to volunteer to don an old fashioned diving suit, weighing more than her, and take part in the demonstration by Falmouth divers.
The Historic Diving Display on the slipway has become an annual even in St. Mawes and is always great fun. I end up sharing the slipway with all manner of divers in various suits and helmets and a crowd usually gathers along the harbour wall to watch.