Category: Kayak

A sea kayak adventure in the Sound of Luing

      One of my goals for 2017 is to become a more experienced sea kayaker and to – literally – dip my toes into the water to see if this is something I want to take up more seriously.  Last weekend was the first of three planned trips away this year and really helped develop my paddling skills. Truth be told, I’m pretty … Read More A sea kayak adventure in the Sound of Luing

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Canoe camping on Scottish lochs – 10 great island wild camping spots

  Blame it on devouring ‘Swallows and Amazons’ as a kid.  There’s something magical about camping on an island.  First, there’s the challenge of the journey there by canoe or kayak, then the ‘discovery’ of an uninhabited land.  Even though the stretch of water may be no more than a few hundred metres, it puts a much greater psychological distance between you and the … Read More Canoe camping on Scottish lochs – 10 great island wild camping spots

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14 for 2014 #11 – Try sea kayaking

I dipped my toes into the water so to speak when I bought myself an inflatable kayak a few years ago.  This seemed a fairly easy introduction to kayaking: relatively less expensive, no need for roof bars to transport the kayak and a good way of learning basic paddling skills.  I’ve been quite content ‘messing about’ on the water and have really enjoyed using … Read More 14 for 2014 #11 – Try sea kayaking

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14 for 2014 #10 – Go on a kayak/camping trip

When I added “Go on a kayak/camping trip” to my 14 for 2014 at the start of the year I had no idea how I was going to achieve it.  It just sounded like a great adventure: pack a tent, a stove and some food, then paddle across some water to wild camp on an island. I’d done something similar a few years ago … Read More 14 for 2014 #10 – Go on a kayak/camping trip

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50 Outdoor Activities to Engage your Kids in the Summer Holidays

  Remember that BBC TV programme from your youth, Why don’t you ?  Or to give it its full name, Why Don’t You Just Switch Off Your Television Set and Go Out and Do Something Less Boring Instead ?  As the summer holidays are almost upon us, the perennial challenge is to find enough activities to keep kids occupied over seven whole weeks (or … Read More 50 Outdoor Activities to Engage your Kids in the Summer Holidays