Category: Journeys and Adventures

Wildlife watching from an open canoe

Wildlife watching on the water

For me there is no doubt that wildlife watching on the water, in canoe or kayak, is far better than on land. It is almost as though the forna doesn't expect you to be there. As less people venture on the water than on land we are the ones being watched. As you are in their territory perhaps they have the upper hand. Out beyond the land there is open…

Backlit sea kayaker

A glorious end of season bespoke sea kayak day

If there was a great way to finish the season, then paddling in perfect winter conditions would be up there. Paddling with guests who have become friends (and paddlers) made it even more special and memorable. A perfect start to an early winters day on Loch Sunart. And an amazing place to be sea kayaking. It was the first cold day of the winter with frost on the kayaks. The…

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.…

Loch Eil towards Glenfinnan

Back to the hills!

As the summer season tails off, it is time to rest the arms and exercise the leg. Time to head back into the mountains and explore ready for next year. This is when I hope to be offering more guided family mountain walking adventures. Stunning location for a family mountain walking experience For this reason we set off  to explore one of the most northern hills on the West Highland…

Reflections in a gentle river

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…