Sunday, January 2, 2011
Through the Gut on New Years Day
The small exit from the harbour to the Atlantic is known by most as "the Gut". I am not sure why exactly - no doubt it is a reference to the narrow size of the entrance to the harbour. This plus the swells and wave action can create quite a challenge to returning into the harbour.
Some years no one gets out because of the large waves surf and swell.
This year all participants got beyond the gut and headed out some distance to play in the waves. Dry suits, thermal wear and pogies were pretty much essential items.