Category: Expert Insight

Paddling Britain book image

Paddling Britain: Sea Kayaking Carna

You may have seen that one of my photographs is in Lizzie Carr's excellent new book 'Paddling Britain'. However, I have a couple of variations to avoid conflict at her starting point. This will hopefully avoid any potential issues with the fish farm in Laga. Due to an injury (a cycling incident), this blog post is not yet complete. I hope to paddle and record my version of the route.…

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,…

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…