On Friday the weather finally got better the wind had died down and the rain had stopped leaving us with a very warm day for testing my new kayak and taking it out on its maiden voyage and after loading it onto its wheels and taking it 15 minutes away to test on the canal it was a abit of struggle at first due to the banks being so muddy. After getting on the water I felt very comfortable in my new kayak and felt slightly nervous being higher up as in my old kayak I was sealed in and much lower in the boat but at least with my new craft theres no chance of a puncture with its strong structure.
After half an hour of paddling around checking Otters pass for Otter spraint which I found abit of and this time last year the area was cut off and inaccessible due to the whole area of water being frozen over. This year it is warm and calm with no ice or snow anywhere to be seen and on my way back I spotted a floating piece of polystyrene that seemed to have green plants and various weeds growing into the base of it so its a floating garden that I am sure the ducks will appreciate when they begin nest building on the flashes.
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