infoThis is the blog of my solo circumnavigation of Mainland Britain by Kayak 2012. To read chronologically, hit the book below...
Monthly Archives: July 2012
Storms through the night battered Maker Junction, my last stop. It was a quirky and cool backpackers. Simon and Lauren were very accommodating of my wet, smelly kit and even hooked me up with delicious free apple crumble. This after … Continue reading
Just some really important thankyou’s to get down. I’ll write up a bit of a reflection/breakdown and there are ton of pictures on the way. Thanks to Jeff Allen and Simon Osborne of Sea Kayaking Cornwall without whom this would … Continue reading
Hit Swanpool at 8pm. Lovely welcome party. Ive paddled round Britain!!
Just a quick one I’m afraid. 40 plus miles done today and now the finish line is in range. Coastline magnificent today, back in amongst grand Devonian slate and granite cliffs. Cheeky visit from a porpoise and other than that, … Continue reading
Well that went well. The weather was perfect, the sea following and when I listened closely, I could hear the Taran singing as it cut through wave chains. Very early start just to make double sure of avoiding a night … Continue reading
Today required strategy. In navigational terms a gate is a place and time when/where the tide turns and becomes difficult or impassable. At it’s peak today, the tide at Portland Bill ran 6+ knots and would start running against at … Continue reading
Full English and a warm send off from the guys at UKSA. That place is fighting the good fight, getting thousands of kids a year on the water, opportunities they may not otherwise have had. The mizzle was a common … Continue reading
A day of hard graft and harder decisions. The weather almost identical to yesterday, the outcome much better. Winds like this seem only to push or pin (mostly pin) but for my first session of the day, the run up … Continue reading