2019-10-13 Newport to Ceibwr Bay

The forecast for Sunday deteriorated overnight Saturday and the winds were going to swing around to the NW from just after midday.  So, we decided to paddle once again from Newport and paddle in the other direction, up the coast to Ceibwr Bay as a one way trip. This should see us off 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...

2016-09-04 Rhosneigr Surf Session

After a wet night (internally) in the Paddler’s Return bar at Anglesey Outdoors, with Dave Blake and few others, we decided a surfing session at Rhosneigr was in order for Sunday. Just ten minutes into the session, Mike was hit by another Sea kayaker, resulting in a very nasty cut from his neck out...

The Oban Lifeboat

2016-08-27 Oban Sea Kayak Race 2016

Once again, my now annual trip around Kerrera on the Oban Sea Kayak Race. The sit on tops or Surf Ski’s, as their owners like to call them, probably outnumber the traditional Sea Kayaks these days and most people paddle with Wings (nothing to do with RedBull – although I suspect a few of...

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!...

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