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West Coast Kayak Challenge – the movie

I bodged together a wee movie from the footage I’d collected on the challenge for the benefit of the audience at the SCA show (well it saved them from another 10 minutes of my chatter!). Here it is for you … Read the rest of this entry

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Scottish Canoe Association Annual Show

It’s been a long time since the big paddle but it still feels fresh in my mind. If anyone is interested in hearing me drone on about the hardships of a month in a boat with very little interruption, then … Read the rest of this entry

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The Big Chart

I came back from my week of contracting down south and Jill had got me a present to act as a permanent reminder. It’s a belter.

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Kokatat Blog Post

The guys and gals at Kokatat put up my condensed trip report today with a selection of photos. You can see it here: http://blog.kokatat.com/index.php/west-coast-kayak-challenge-post-trip-report-7402/  

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Day 24 – Sing it Frank.

It was the final day, the weather was forecast as a SW F5, decreasing 3-4 later. Ideal. This was not my information, this was the information I got from Mark Stokes my late night GPS stalker from the Stornoway Canoe … Read the rest of this entry

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Day 23 – I Shiant be staying for long

I got up at 5am with the plan of being afloat at 0600. Pascal, the ‘Frog in a kilt’ that manages the Flodigarry (very well) insisted on driving me to Port Gobhlaig under the Aird. The kindness of these guys … Read the rest of this entry

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Day 22 – Remember the ’45.

I’ve heard that the sense of smell is more key to the memory than even sight or sound, though those two are thought to be the most used senses. I agree, whether or not it is scientifically proven or even … Read the rest of this entry

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Day 21 – The end of Skye.

The wind up here has been getting stronger and stronger, so today I was glad that I only had a short journey to do from Staffin Pier to a wee natural harbour called Port Gobhlaig that is about as far … Read the rest of this entry

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Day 20 – The closer I get, the further it feels.

South or South-West Force 5-7, decreasing 4 the Met-Office said. Thats sounds do-able if you are heading north. So out of Portree, turn left and go with the flow. Woooooof! It was the rocketman all over again, I watched the … Read the rest of this entry

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Day 19 – Hidey holes

Campsite Sconser was excellent, right under a mountain that funneled the wind from both sides across a flat golf course and directly at my tent. What numpty pitched here? To add to my woes I had a cold nights sleep … Read the rest of this entry

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