North Stack

2017-04-07 Five Star Training – Day 5

Day 5 of Five Star training saw us do an out and back from Soldiers Point around the Stacks, taking turns to do leadership, have a play in the race at South Stack and generally have some fun. This was followed with us returning to Anglesey Outdoors to sit out in the sunshine, summing...

Skerries Light

2017-04-06 Five Star Training – Day 4

A trip to the Skerries practising leadership navigation skills with a great group of paddlers. Another fabulous paddle with lots of learning from James Stevenson Tags: Adventure Elements, Anglesey, Anglesey Outdoors, Distance: 10 Nm to 15Nm, James Stevenson, PeakUK, Reed Chillcheater, Role: Trainee, Sea Kayak Trips, Sea State: 3 (0.50 - 1.25) Light, The...

Helen and James consulting...

2017-04-05 Five Star Training – Day 3

After a better nights camping, Wednesday came with Open Water Navigation in the morning, personal skills in Penrhyn Mawr in the afternoon, followed by an excellent moonlit night nav exercise in the evening……. a very long but productive day. Monday seemed like a long long time ago!  The night navigation was great fun. Hand-railing...

Penrhyn Mawr - Fun conditions

2017-04-04 Five Star Training – Day 2

After another rough nights camping, day 2 saw us head off to Penrhyn Mawr from Porth Dafarch for some excellent paddling and coaching by James in good 5 * conditions. I think at the end of the day we were all pretty tired and we had all identified areas we needed to improve. For...

Day 1 - 5 Star Training

2017-04-03 Five Star Training – Day 1

After a very wet and windy night that saw me getting up at 4am to dismantle my tarp, that was trying to leave camp, we I met with James Stevenson of Adventure Elements and the other trainees in the paddlers at 9am. The other paddlers were Helen, Yorkshire Dave and Gordon. Having made our introductions James...

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,...

2013-04-01 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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