Over the past month our Certificate IV Adventure Guiding students have been focusing on their Sea Kayaking skills and spending time on the water. The students spent time learning the basic skills of sea kayaking from the experienced Guides from Roaring 40’s Kayaking. The lessons included learning skills such as forward and back paddle and quickly moving to more technical skills such as the draw stroke and self rescues. The students also learnt the importance of how to guide and manage groups on the water in a range of conditions.
The students were able to experience some beautiful surrounding areas of Hobart including the Iron Pot Lighthouse and Cape Hauy on the Tasman Peninsula. They also spent a wet and windy week on the water in the mouth of the Huon River. It was their first overnight expedition paddling from Franklin to Dover over a four-day period. Highlights of the week included watching sea eagles land in lofty nests, seals pose on sunny rocks, and chasing rainbows through sun showers. It was also great to learn about marine mammals from Emma’s interpretation.