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Ireland 2015

Blog of my upcoming attempt to circumnavigate Ireland by kayak.

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Podcast

Here’s the link to a podcast I recently recorded with Simon Willis from SeaKayakPodcasts.com Simon was truly a pleasure to chat with and it’s a great honour to have a podcast in the archive alongside some of those who continue … Continue reading

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Some Media

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18917502 http://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/joe-sets-record-for-fastest-kayak-around-great-britain/ http://energyfm.net/cms/news_story_223893.html http://www.outdoorhub.com/news/kayaker-attempting-to-break-record-speed-circumnavigation-of-great-britain/ http://matarney.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/joe-round-britain.html http://www.iomtoday.co.im/news/district-news/joe-kayaks-to-village-in-circumnavigation-1-4572800

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A final note

It’s time I brought some finality to my round Britain blog. No in depth reflection I’m afraid, because the more I wrote, the more I wanted to write, then I came to the conclusion that I didn’t want to tag … Continue reading

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Day 67 Rame-Falmouth

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

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Thankyou

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

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Finished

Hit Swanpool at 8pm. Lovely welcome party. Ive paddled round Britain!!

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Day 66 Brixham-Rame

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

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Day 65 Portland-Brixham

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

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Day 64 Studland, Poole-Portland

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

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