5 Summer Isles Sea Kayak Adventures

Five great sea kayak adventures in the Scottish Summer Isles.

By Way of the Wind

A Kayak expedition in Patagonia Part II. Turning south into the heart of the wild.

Paddles, Penguins and Parrots

A Kayak expedition in Patagonia Part I. Setting out to South America’s largest glacier.

Logistics: Patagonia Kayak

How to plan a kayak expedition in Patagonia

Ultima Esperanza

Going Solo in the Patagonian frontier by kayak in an attempt to paddled a lake unknown to be paddled before.

Solstice on the Sea

I glanced at my watch; it was 4am. The sun which had set into a dull twilight was rising somewhere behind the clouds; their fringe was lined with a tint of pink from the first light of day…. Read More

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