2013-08-25/26 Eigg

The day after the Oban Sea Kayak Race, I headed north to Arisaig. Rob and his family were off to Gigha for the week, but as I was short of time and the weather forecast for the next couple of days looked excellent, I decided to drive to Arisaig and paddle out to Eigg,...

2013-08-24 Oban Sea Kayak Race

During our previous couple of paddles together, Rob and I had been talking about doing this race. And so on the August Bank Holiday weekend we both travelled north to Oban for the forth Oban Sea kayak Race. It is said by some that the Oban Sea Kayak Race is 20km of sheer fun!...

2013-07-06 Flamborough Head

A near perfect day saw Rob Spaight and myself paddle around Flamborough Head to the Bempton Arch and back. With only the occassional wisp of wind and little or no swell, this was an epic trip. We set off from South Landing, having parked in the car park (pay and display) and trolley’ed our...

2013-06-29 Rhoscolyn (again!)

Having recently joined Liverpool Canoe Club, I replied to a message from Helen Bolister asking for any paddlers interested in free sea coaching! Helen needed paddlers to practice on as she had her coaching assessment coming up. An 6.00am early start saw me once again at Rhoscolyn for 8:30am, where I met Gareth Jones,...

2013-05-25 The Ormes

With the weather forecast looking really good, Rob and I decided to head off to North Wales and more or less decided on route, to paddle the Ormes. We parked up on the front at Rhos on Sea and it wasn’t long before we were heading off with a little tidal assistance to Little...

2013-04-01 Rhoscolyn Anglesey

1st April 2013 saw a good days coaching with Roger Chandler of Coastal Spirit. Also it was my first day on the sea in my new “podless” Valley Etain 17-7 I met Roger for a coffee and a chat about what I needed help on and then we decided where to go. The weather was...

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