East Haven to Berwick on Tweed

East Haven to Berwick on Tweed-The Home Run Sponsored by Rick Fletcher  During the night my father Paul and cousin Joe had arrived. Under the yellow beam of the headlights we had portaged two kayaks to the beach… Read More

Fraserburgh to East Haven

Fraserburgh to East Haven Sponsored by Alastair Forbes “Oh, hey friend!” Reaching into my boot I plucked a small crab from beneath my heel. Watching as it scuttled for the nearest rock I wondered “How in hell did it… Read More

The Moray Coast

Sponsored by Jane Fanshawe Behind the flapping door of my tent I lay in a flickering dance of light.  I watched the surf rolling rhythmically under the morning sun to the sands of Shandwick bay.  Joggers cast puffs… Read More

Helmsdale to Balintore

The transition from home comfort to the cold confines of the kayak was a difficult step. Cast from the warmth of a train carriage I staggered laden with dry bags into a stiff northern wind. In the two… Read More

John O’Groats to Helmsdale

John O’Groats to Helmsdale Kindly Sponsored by James & Anita Copestake  Clean and dry I sat in the harbour to watch a father and son fishing for their tea. Both clad in tattered blue boiler suits flecked in… Read More

The North Coast

The North Coast Sponsored by Pippa And Allistair Stark  Waking to the dull clunks of footsteps clattering down the stairs of Kervaig Bothy I listened intently behind the warmth of my sleeping bag; a distant rush of surf… Read More

Ullapool to Cape Wrath

Ullapool to Cape Wrath Sponsored by James & Anita Copestake  Re-packed and re-fuelled Kate and I hauled the kayak onto the beach. With a scrape and a splash Sula was afloat once more. Taking a brief rest on our… Read More

Return to the Skye Cullins

Return to the Skye Cullins Kindly sponsored by Klaas van der Veen  The Skiff racing was over; we had danced the last dance and finished the last dram, the celebrations were over and it was time to return to my expedition. The sad… Read More

The Skiff Rowing World Championships

The Skiff Rowing World Championships Kindly sponsored by Josh Talbot  Safely home to Ullapool from the border what better way to celebrate than by swapping paddles for an oar to spend a few days rowing! The village was abuzz… Read More

Plockton to Ullapool

Plockton to Ullapool Kindly sponsored by Jonathon Walton  Hungover and half asleep I arrived back into the quiet town of Plockton. Whisked away to graduate from university had seen a short but intense few days pass. Transformed from salty… Read More

Loch Hourn to Plockton

Loch Hourn to Plockton  This week is kindly sponsored by Marian and Dick Keall (Marian is my godmother)  It was an early start but with a steaming mug of tea I could doze groggy and tired from a… Read More

Deep Schist

King of the Swing This blog is sponsored by Niall and Finn McCann without whom this entire adventure wouldn’t have been possible. Thanks for a great weekend guys!  Make sure to check out their websites by clicking on… Read More