Tag: Business Development

Campfire on beach reached by canoe

Two firsts for Otter Adventures…

This month saw two firsts for Otter Adventures - but not ones that I am proud of or will be celebrating. Last weekend was the first time guests that had been booked in for quite a while did not turn up. This was then followed by my having to postpone/cancel trips due to personal illness. Every business has it's low points and this has been one of mine since I…

Microadventures book cover

What is a #microadventure ?

While hashtags are quite a new social phenomena, British adventurer Alastair Humphreys' use of the #microadventure is one that has probably helped the use of them grow rapidly within adventure and outdoor circles. But what is a 'microadventure'? Quite simply, and to quote Alastair Humphreys, it is: "A microadventure is an adventure that is short, simple, local, cheap – yet still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding." And this is…

Extreme Sleeps book cover

Extreme Sleeps

After having to delay a hernia operation due to 'flu', I have now been 'sliced' open, stitched up again and am now recuperating with several appropriate books lined up to read (and a website to build). The first book, that I finished on my hospital bed, is Phoebe Smith's "Extreme Sleeps: Adventures of a wild camper" which I hoped would give me some ideas for personal 'sleeps' as much as…

First the canoes & now a name!

If I had realised that it was Friday 13th, would I have chosen to decide the name of my company today? Probably, because I'm not superstitious... As you can tell from the website, the business is now officially known as 'Otter Adventures' and will have a logo and identity in due course (although if you are reading this you will already be seeing the website in the public domain).

The official formation of the business

Yesterday the collection of a new trailer, four new open canoes (Venture Canoes) and a second hand sea kayak (P&H) could be seen as the official formation of the new company - a company that still does not have a formal name! The choice of two smaller Prospector canoes allows for solo paddlers as well as smaller tandem paddlers to be comfortable and happy while the two larger Ranger canoes, the…