Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shark tows kayak

I like kayaking, don't get me wrong. It's just you have to keep paddling, like, all the time. So big thumbs up to Devon vet Rupert Kirkwood who has found an alternative - get a tow from a shark!

Ok, it was unplanned and he's yet to work out how to direct it, but the idea is definitely worth further study. As reported at the BBC here, he went out in his sea kayak to go fishing, caught himself a tope shark and then it towed him half a mile or so.

So what's it like being dragged out to sea by a shark in a little plastic kayak? "Fun" of course, though he did admit its nose "came to within inches of my sensitive parts."

Hmmm..... further research definitely required into the safety implications of this form of propulsion.


O Docker said...

The shark swims freely in the stream
past paddlers and punters
kayaks and canoes
ferrymen and fishermen.
He doesn't hate boats
He merely has no use for them
and he goes past them.

- apologies to Lawrence Ferlinghetti

JP said...

Another cracker, O'Docker. I can just see that continue.....

"He would rather eat a tender fish
than a tough laser sailor
though either might do"

O Docker said...

a reel realist
with a reel tale to tell
and a real tail to tell it with.