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Monthly Archives: February 2011
Made it to Carradale. Big day, made worse by the Van’s failure to start thus morning. Of all cold mornings. Paddled from 0935 to 1800 with a 5 minute stop on Bute. Ready for a good sleep.
Tomorrow I get in boat and start paddling to Stornoway, that in itself is amazing, to have time off to paddle. Before I go though, the fundraising has just been out of this world. All those little things, the opportunities … Read the rest of this entry
Tomorrow. 0830 hours.
Final preparations are underway. Although I had originally envisaged a launch on or around the 7th March, I have always considered leaving early if there was a window for rounding the Mull of Kintyre. It would seem that there is a very … Read the rest of this entry
0950 Hours: Meet Tony in car park at Largs Marina. Talk mince. 1000 Hours, Decide there’s more wind than forecast, check Met Office Inshore Waters. 1005 Hours, Forecast South East Force 5-7, decreasing later 4-5. 1020 Hours, Paddling. New plan; go round … Read the rest of this entry
Every time I’ve thought about Vikings since I’ve known of Led Zeppelin I end up with Immigrant Song in my head. So today I went to test my new Kokatat Expedition Dry Suit. It’s phenomenal, light, easy to zip yourself … Read the rest of this entry
Last night I visited Tower Hamlets Canoe Club in London. The guys and girls were gathered there to go through their plans and learn a wee bit about navigation stuff and Ailien their jovial dutch organiser-in-chief invited me along to … Read the rest of this entry
Here I am sitting in the London office of BV catching up on my dissecting of burnt appliances and the paperwork associated with all this fire investigation work. I don’t think I would normally post something to do with work here but … Read the rest of this entry
16 miles today, not very much by recent standards. But it was one of the toughest. Sleet, chop, beam winds and seas, clapotis and I forgot my blinkin’ lunch. It doesn’t feel like it helped the sinusitis clear up either. … Read the rest of this entry