Howard Jeffs Sea Kayak Navigation Aid (SKANA)

Anyone still in need of Christmas ideas for their sea kayaking partner, I would definitely recommend Howard Jeffs Sea Kayak Navigation Aid or SKANA. At around £15 plus postage these are available direct from Howard Jeffs at http://www.howardjeffs.com. They are big enough to measure distances and yet being flexible they are able to be...

2014-11-25 The Skerries

Unfortunately my paddling buddy wasn’t feeling very well on Tuesday and decided not to paddle. This was a difficult decision for him as we had planned and discussed the trip to the Skerries the night before. But he said  there was no point in him trying to paddle, only to have a problem whilst...

2014-11-24 The Stacks

Monday morning saw my paddle buddy and myself meeting with Phil Clegg (of Sea Kayaking Anglesey) at Anglesey Outdoors and deciding where to paddle. After lots of discussion and referencing of tide tables, guidebooks, weather forecasts, surf/swell forecasts etc, a good mug of tea and using Phil’s expert knowledge of these races, we decided...

2014-11-15 Valley Deck Towline

For me, choosing between a waist mounted towline and a deck towline was an easy choice; having had a prolapsed disk in my lower back in the past, there is now way I am letting my back take the strain when towing someone. It is much easier to let the boat do the work...

2014-08-23 Oban Sea Kayak Race 2014

The 2014 Oban Sea Kayak Race took place on Saturday 23rd August 2014, with more than 70 paddlers taking part. Covering a distance of 20km, the race circumnavigates the beautiful and rugged Island of Kerrera, beginning and ending in Oban on Scotland's beautiful west coast. For best viewing crank up the Quality to 1080...

2014-05-11 Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay

Having had an email from Mike Robson forwarded to me by Sabina Neall, about a forthcoming paddle from Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay and back this coming Sunday, I was all set to travel up to Whitby. The only trouble was as I looked out of my window on the Saturday evening, it was...

2014-04-24 Penmon to Benllech

Day three started with me packing up my tent and meeting with my paddle buddy at the usual spot for 10:00 am. Consulting the tide tables and the excellent Welsh Sea Kayaking guidebook, we realised that by the time we had run the shuttle, we could paddle From Puffin Island to Benllech. For the...

2014-04-23 Porth Eilian to Benllech

Day two started with us meeting at 10:00 am to decide where to paddle. The tides and wind combination were not once again ideal, with us ending up once again paddling into the wind, but with a little tidal assistance. We carried on from where we left off at Porth Eilian and paddled down...

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