Category: Safety Tips

Ardnamurchan Lighthouse comes into view on an incredible sea kayak journey

Sea Kayaking around Ardnamurchan Point

Sea kayaking around Ardnamurchan Point is, occasionally, a calm affair and a trip to be savoured. Mostly it is a rough, wild place exposed to the ravages of the North Atlantic storms. Picking the right day to kayak around 'The Point' is crucial unless you like your paddling to be challenging! The exposed coastline combined with no easy egress points makes it a wild place in poor weather. Ardnamurchan Point,…

A low pressure system sits to the NW of the UK

Understanding what weather can do to the tides

A little understanding of what the weather can do to the tides does help explain what occurred last night. It was not simply a case of a 'very high tide' - the weather conditions played a significant part in causing the flooding. Storm Brendam being the principal culprit this time... For those that know the area, the show field in Strontian and the Kilcamb fields were both under a little…

Kayaker on Alpine river


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,…