Wednesday, August 19, 2015

2015 Session: Holywell Bay

Hello everyone, welcome yet again to another edition of Sandboarding Nation!

I promised I was going to blog about my holiday whilst I was on holiday, here in Cornwall! I think the Penhale Sand Dunes at Holywell Bay in the county of Cornwall are the best ones in the UK just because of its location, really high dunes and sands that just never seem to end, I could be wrong just because I've never been to any other UK sand dune complexes and I'll report on Holywell Bay soon since that has been my prominent sandboarding location for over 8 years. On the 12th August 2015, I done my annual sandboarding session at Holywell Bay and when I got home I felt refreshed, reborn and rejuvenated; I also fell asleep for an hour when I got back so it proves I did work really well but I did encounter some problems which was a shame.

Here are some of my pictures which are Creative Commons so reuse will be allowed. I haven't licensed all of the photos yet and I will post on the Twitter & Facebook page when I will have this done, so don't try and use all of the photos yet as the license may not be ready; it may take a short while as I'm on holiday still and the Internet is not too good.


Courtesy of: Ganymede81 License: CC BY 3.0

Courtesy of: Ganymede81 License: CC BY 3.0

Courtesy of: Ganymede81 License: CC BY 3.0

Courtesy of: Ganymede81 License: CC BY 3.0

Courtesy of: Ganymede81 License: CC BY 3.0

Courtesy of: Ganymede81 License: CC BY 3.0

Courtesy of: Ganymede81 License: CC BY 3.0

Courtesy of: Ganymede81 License: CC BY 3.0

Courtesy of: Ganymede81 License: CC BY 3.0

(All the above photos are under my name on Wikimedia Commons which is Ganymede81 and will be issued under license CC BY 3.0)

The all round review this year has been a good one, apart from a few issues on which I blame myself for, one of my main concerns with my performance was my lack of stamina as I was only on the dunes for about 45 minutes and usually I would be lasting much longer in duration and I would be doing more individual descents on the dunes but the main reason why I was put off was because the climb just seems to get bigger each year and it was a sweat filled day followed by some dry and sandy air so I had to carry extra water. Sandy hair was also an issue as when I fell down at one stage the sand grains just didn't want to let go. I fell into quite a few ditches, nearly went forward into a wire fence and I cut my feet and did a bit of damage to them.


I will be publishing a video after all the footage I managed to capture has been edited and produced and I will do this in a later blog post; However, in the meantime I will provide this video of me going down the highest dune in Holywell Bay and making a fool of myself. The above video will not be Creative Commons until 1st January 2016.

I understand this blog post isn't the best but every year, half year or whenever I go Sandboarding, I will make a post with this sort of structure, put 'Session' in the title and include my new label for this blog which will be named 'session'. 


What I want to end with and next week's expectations.

I feel as the main editor, head blogger, principal journalist (whatever you want to call me) I need to spectate and participate in this sport if I want to do more posts like this, film, take photos and not just make a post about Sandboarding on the internet but also to inform you.

Before I conclude, I would like to introduce all the potential new readers that I recruited from this blog's Facebook advertising campaign which resulted in a spike of page likes and Twitter account followers. If you haven't already please like my Facebook page and follow my Twitter page for my blog: 'Sandboarding Nation'.

Please join me for my next blog post which I will be writing about Holywell Bay in Cornwall where I had this session, expect it to be published on the 3rd September.

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