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Ready For The Off
The moment has arrived and in just three days I will be embarking on the biggest challenge of my life. I will be travelling down to Kippford on Thursday in preparation for my departure from there on Friday morning. The tides are fair and even the weather pr...

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A Winter Paddle
The forecast looked excellent. Light winds, good weather and settled conditions for a number of days. There seemed little reason not to head away for a few days kayaking. I hastily contacted my sea kayaking friend and colleague Ben who lives on the Isle of ...

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Making the Most of the Forecast
The weather forecast for the next seven days looks fantastic. After the strong winds and gales that seem to have been hammering us over the last month or so, this is an opportunity too good to dismiss. A hasty phone call to my kayaking pal Ben and the genes...

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Training - So Far
Living on the sea I am but a step away from the water. Even better now I have my kayak lying faithfully on the pontoon beside our boat. All I have to do is dress myself warmly in my kayaking clothes, collect my kit together and launch the kayak into the sea...

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It's Not Always About Sea Kayaking
What do I do when I'm ashore during a long sea kayak expedition? Apart from the usual chores of cooking, eating and planning for the next day, there is often plenty of time to walk, explore and be creative - make art. Landscape art is one of my passions. In...

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Bite Sized Chunks
One of the more common observations made about my trip is the overall distance of two thousand and fifteen miles. People tell me that this is a massive undertaking. Indeed, if I were to head north west from Oban out into the Atlantic, the same distance away...

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I Choose To Sea Kayak
I choose to sea kayak because... . If I were to ask my many sea kayak friends and acquaintances to complete this statement, I am sure it is unlikely that there would be a universal reply. Of course this is not a surprising assumption given that we are all i...
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