If at first you don't succeed...
- Aug 24, 2010
If at first you don't succeed then try again. Today we didn't quite manage to kitesurf across the Channel, but we'll be back again for another try tomorrow.
It was fantastic conditions for kiting but hellish conditions for the chase boats. The boats couldn't have done it and it's too dangerous for the kites to continue without them.
We knew when we set off there was a risk of that.
We had a big argument with the boats as we did want to carry on, but in the end sense prevailed.
I took some convincing to turn back. I was thinking 'screw it, let's do it', but the most important thing is safety.
It was a perfect day for kitesurfing, it was full on kitesurfing out there. We saw a pod of dolphins swimming alongside us, it was beautiful. But sadly it wasn't safe enough to complete the crossing.
It was a great experience, and i'm looking forward to tomorrow. I don't think I've ever done an adventure where I've succeeded the first time.
We'll be back again in the morning and i'm looking forward to getting the job done.