Category Archives: Travel Reports

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Paddling to Brighton

Tuesday was set to be a scorcher – no less than  30°C predicted in mid-September (in the end over 34°C, the hottest September day for over a century). No excuses then to try my first south coast paddle if the winds and … Continue reading

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Gumotex Twist on the Tarn Gorge

On the way back from some riding in the Pyrenees I persuade my lift that a day’s paddling in southern France’s famous Tarn Gorge would be a good use of our time. The 20-odd kms between La Malene and Le Rozier via Les Vignes (see map) … Continue reading

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Seawave Rudder MkII tested

Gumotex Seawave main page Rudder rationale discussed Gumotex’s 2016 factory version Making the prototype rudder Testing the prototype While waiting for rudder bits to turn up, we went out for an evening paddle round Eilean Mullagrach. It was pretty calm … Continue reading

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Arisaig Overnighter

Seawave main page The shell-sand skerries of Arisaig are a well-known sea kayaking destination so, blown out by the wrong sort of wind to complete our mission on Mull, we scooted over towards Morar on the warmest May day since Michael Fish was … Continue reading

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Kayaking Mull & Iona

Seawave main page Intrepid Scottish sea kayakeur Gael of the Scottish Sea Kayak Trail was taking it to Mull this year. I invited myself along for part of the tour. His plan: Oban > Kerrera > Mull then along the Ross of Mull to Iona, … Continue reading

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Back in the Isles ~ Seawave vs Grabner

Seawave main page First paddle of the season, although it’s still far from spring-like. Last few days snow has been blanketing the Torridons (left), the Assynts and even BM Coigach (above). But after three days of howling, the winds abated and … Continue reading

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Walking with Sharks – kayaking Shark Bay

Looking for shark attacks? – go here Sea kayaking on the Ningaloo?  It’s here Packrafting the Fitzroy River – this way please Originally written in 2010 “Why doesn’t anyone paddle around Shark Bay, Jeff? It seems ideal for beginners like us.” … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Priest Island

Seawave main page High pressure alert! No, my range of recreational leisurecraft weren’t about to blow, it’s the weather – and that’s not about to blow. Far from it. A high was about to lasso the north of Scotland with its concentric isobars. … Continue reading

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At sea with the Seawave

Seawave main page It’s taken a few visits, adding up to over a year up here, but I do declare I am running out of new things to paddle in the Coigach and Summer Isles area. A seven mile run out to Priest Island … Continue reading

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