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Last kayak escort trip of the season

Last kayak escort trip of the season two guys from Eastbourne paddling for a cancer charity.  Course plotted we set off from Rye Harbour at 06:30.  With the kayak on board we headed round to folkestone which took 30 mins. We unloaded the kayak and the guys set off.kayak-shipping-lanesWe plotted a course taking into account the tides and wind with an estimated time of arrival at Cap Gris Nez in France after 4 hours.Channel Course Plotted for KayakThe guys met some serious wakes from the container ships. Photo below shows a 3 meter wake. The kayak is 22ft long and struggles to get over it!! You can see the white cliffs of Dover in the distance.Container Ship has a massive wakeFour hours later they touch down in France. We over took 3 swimmers and 1 big rowing boat who where also crossing at the same time.This was the last of 12 kayak crossings this summer. Looking forward to next season already.Kayak reaches French coast