Dusty showing us how it is possible to walk on water

2015-12-12 Anglesey Weekend

When you’ve made plans for a weekends paddling in Anglesey and the weather turns really bad, what do you do? Well, there is always some messing about in tidal currents at Four Mile Bridge. This was about the only place on the island we could have found to paddle in the 50mph plus winds....

Firth of Lorn with CalMac ferry in the distance

2015-10-28 Kerrera – Gylen Castle

Setting off from Oban Harbour on pan flat seas, I decided to circumnavigate the island of Kerrera. I’ve circumnavigated Kerrera three times in the Oban Sea Kayak Race, but this time I would take my time and enjoy the sights. This day was the lull before the storm, with high winds forecast for the...

2015-09-04 The Humber

Having come home early from Scotland earlier in the week, my paddling buddy and I decided to do a paddle on the Humber. Originally our plan had been to paddle to the Humber Bridge and back, but with high water at 11:40 we would be pushing our luck. As it was, we didn’t get...

2015-08-29 Oban Sea Kayak Race 2015

This years 2015 Oban Sea Kayak Race was  a bit of a classic, with very rough conditions. For the first 10km, it was into the wind and ever increasing swell. At the south end of Kerrera, conditions became very poor. Nine people abandoned here and a couple ended up on the rocks! Personally, I...

Penrhyn Mawr - Outer Race

2015-05-24/25 Anglesey Again

Sunday 24th May This recent bank holiday weekend saw me driving over to Anglesey (again) on Sunday to meet up with my paddle buddy. The original plan was to go out to the Skerries, but the wind from the NW had other ideas. So we settled on meeting at Borth Wen, Rhoscolyn at the...

2015-04-18/19 Olly Anglesey Coaching Weekend

Saturday 18th April Once again after a very early start I arrived at Anglesey Outdoors for 9:00am on a Saturday morning. This weekend, organised by Sabina Neall, saw twelve “East Coast Sea kayakers” meeting together at Anglesey Outdoors for a coaching weekend with Olly Sanders. It was a big tide weekend and we were...

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