Kayaker on Alpine river

Qualifications

For almost 40 years I have been involved in outdoor adventure in some form and have been teaching canoeing and kayaking to a wide range of people for over 33 of these! I have also worked in a wide range of outdoor centres across the country, led advanced trips into Europe and further afield with all ages of people and for many different purposes. I have been very fortunate to canoe,…

Bespoke Family Adventures

Everyone’s idea of adventure is different; especially when it is a family adventure. So a bespoke family adventure allows you to get exactly what you want from your trip. No matter whether you want to travel by canoe, by bike or on foot, I will devise a unique adventure to suit you that is also heavily influenced by the local environments. This means you will finish the trip having seen…

A little taste of Canadian wilderness

Canoeing in Algonquin and Temagami, Canada

Paddling out from the mouth of the Strontian River I am always reminded of the time I spent canoeing and kayaking in the Canadian wilderness. The similarities to the parks of Temagamai and Algonquin are most definitely there… Setting out on Lake Temagami, Canada, towards our base camp for the next two weeks. Almost twenty years ago (1988) I was fortunate to receive funding from Earthwatch as part of their Millennium…

Mirror calm water for kayaker

Beginners and sea kayak journeys

There is one question that has cropped up in our first two months of business more than any other: can beginners join the trips? There is a perception that you need to be an experienced canoeist or kayaker (or cyclist or mountain walker) in order to come on our journeys and adventures. Not true! All our adventures are bespoke and tailored to your wishes and abilities. If you are beginners,…

Coffee, cake and canoes

Journey or Adventure?

On our website you will see trips advertised as a being either a journey or adventure. Read on if you are wondering what the differences are. I will explain them and guide you in choosing the right one to base your bespoke trip on. Journey or Adventure? As a general guide, if you see the word ‘Journey‘ in the title, you should expect a slightly longer trip. This may involve…