Tag: learning

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…

Edging an open canoe on flat water

One Simple Question?

One simple question was all it took to start an afternoon of exploring paddling techniques. The question was intended to challenge and stretch my understanding of 'correct' paddle technique. Which it did. And I'm still working out the answer. What was I doing? What was the question? The actual question I'll get to later, but this was the first day of a new phase of professional development for me. It…

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…

Old mans beard lichen

Atlantic Coast: Learning to Love Lichens

Part of our professional development involves keeping our skills and knowledge up to date. This usually involves going canoeing, biking or walking. But sometimes the opportunity to expand our understanding of the environments we work in comes up. So we grab them. Especially when it is the amazing Atlantic Coast woodland that is almost on our doorstep. This time it was an opportunity to learn about lichens and mosses on the…