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Summer’s here and EF Academy Torbay students hit the beach for kayaking

Its been a long cold winter and the weather, including heavy snow has put pay to many of our outdoor activities but finally signs of spring of popping up and we can finally get out and enjoy the amazing natural environment we have in Torbay and SouthDevon.

With that in mind we have has regular sailing sessions over the last two weeks, more about this to come, and we have just started another round of outdoor activities which will include kayaking, rock climbing and coasteering.

We Kayak off the stunning Goodrington Beach with its amazing coastline and cliffs that surround the Bay. It’s a great place to kayak because its sheltered and easy to explore the coastline and further out to sea. If your lucky you can see some of the amazing marine life we have in the area including dolphins, seals and a variety of sea birds. Most of these animals tend to visit out sea’s later in the summer but we were visited by Cormorants which is the UK’s largest sea bird.

Once kitted out with wet suits, helmets and life jackets we grabbed out kayaks and made our way out to sea. It takes a little while to get into a rhythm and the waves are bigger closer to the beach so you have to paddle hard to get out.

Once you have done this though its easy going to paddle where ever you want to go. The crew from the school give clear boundaries and the safety boat is always on hand to make sure we are ok.

Some of the students love racing so we had a few sprints but many simply like being able to explore what’s around them because of the sense of freedom that it gives.

We are so blessed in Torbay to have such stunning coastline and to be able to get out to enjoy it. For many of the students doing anything like this is utterly new so we really make the most if it including sailing where students are learning from the basics all the way up to being able to sail on their own in group races.

Its been a long cold winter and the weather, including heavy snow has put pay to many of our outdoor activities but finally signs of spring of popping up and we can finally get out and enjoy the amazing natural environment we have in Torbay and SouthDevon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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