Paddles in Patagonia

Learning to live and work as an expedition kayak guide in Chilean Patagonia.

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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