Gratitude: A letter from Sarah

A rare, in this year of years, letter from Sarah. About her life and the things she loves. “Herring gulls eating starfish” are involved. Elemental, like hope. * All the normal things I usually do in my life have, this year, been harder. The pandemic arrived like a whirlwind in my life, like all of …

A day on the salt marsh, at last: A letter from Sarah

Often during the lockdown I’ve come into our back room where we share a table for writing and talking together, and found Sarah gazing longingly at the photographs in her beloved “Welsh Sea Kayaking” book. Clearly aching for the day when it might be safe and possible for her to go back there and once …

Time to saunter: The Llŷn

Where Sarah introduces us to two new adventures. You’ll see what they are… * “Listen to the ebb and flow, the waves tumbling up the beach and drawing back. Ponder the beauty and the terror of the sea… people have their ebb tide: times of clearing, of letting go and resting, waiting for fresh directions …

This Woman’s Work

It’s more than a bit of an honour this, you know. Sarah asking me to write these introductions to her glorious sea kayaking articles. Particularly this one, summing up all of her learning and courageous adventuring over these last several years. Careful, detailed, technical bravery. Done in her own time and her own way. With …

A moment of sheer joy: It is done

In which sea kayaker and marine biologist Sarah tells the story of completing a mighty and joyous task.*There is a longer story to be told and soon of sea kayaking all the way round Anglesey, but for now this is a moment of sheer joy that I would like to share. Joy, pleasure and – …

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 …