Sea Kayaking: Sarah Returns to The Western Isles

On Thursday evening just gone Sarah returned from what’s now become her annual pilgrimage to the outer edges of Scotland. “I am glad to be back home, knowing that the beaches and the strandline are there. For next time.” For now though, here’s her story of this time. Reflections on solitude, taking life slowly and […]

Sarah’s Odyssey: ‘It was a great day.’

Sarah Horton returns to the blog for the first time this year to continue her sea kayaking and meaning of life reflections. Most of what’s here being, in fact, her second weekend out on the waters of Wales this year. Yes, dear reader, she sea kayaks in January. Because she loves the doing of it so much. As you’ll […]

I’m Alive: Exploring

  All of these sea kayaking posts by Sarah are about the meaning of life in their way. The joys of small attentions and big adventures. In this one Sarah and her coach Geth get slightly more of an adventure than they’d planned for. All ends well, though you should know that by the end […]

Mind the gap

After a short gap, caused by stormy weather rather than any lack of will on Sarah’s part, she once again takes to the waves around Anglesey. She also tells us some news about her boat and, as we expect, reflects on life and its meanings. * My last sea kayaking trip on my birthday didn’t happen due to […]

Life is short: Happy Birthday to me

My partner Sarah’s just had a birthday, one due to be spent doing something she loves, being out in her beloved sea kayak off the coast of Wales. Well as you’ll read, that didn’t happen. Instead she spent two happily quiet days walking on a beach, gardening and reflecting on life and death. ‘The fact that I work […]

Exploring the littoral since 1966

More of Sarah’s kayaking adventures, where she realises that her kayak is in fact a way for her to really explore her favourite bit of the world – the littoral.  * I’ve been looking forward to this weekend in July, it’s ‘Exploring Marine Diversity by kayak’ with Sea Kayaking Wales. Two days of, well, exploring marine diversity – the ecology […]