Kris in the inner race

2018-04-07 Spicy Penrhyn Mawr

Looking out to sea from my van parked at Porth Dafarch in the morning the sea state didn't look too bad, but every now and again I would notice some fairly hefty waves coming into the bay. I'd then look out a few minutes later and all would appear calm again. Hmmm.. interesting. I had...

Falmouth

2017-10-08 Falmouth St Mawes

Ages ago I booked myself onto Sea Kayaking Cornwall’s incident management week, not realising this was part of the courses week following their symposium weekend. At the time of booking, I thought I can travel down on the Saturday, taking it nice and easy, stopping overnight in the van if I need to. And...

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...

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...

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