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 …

Sarah goes sea kayaking: North Stack, Anglesey

These days I am a kayaking widower. Long evenings by myself here, muttering to no one about empty homes, while Sarah and her yellow boat are off on their adventures. Here’s one that includes kayaking bravely around some coastal cliffs I get dizzy just standing on! * It’s been a busy time for me and …

Sarah goes sea kayaking: The Marshlands, by boat

In which brave Sarah goes out into the more than choppy waters of the Dee Estuary and the boundaries of her comfort zone are well and truly pushed. * One of my favourite places in the whole world is ‘The Shining Shore’ – the shining waters and mudflats of the Dee Estuary. Me and Ronnie have …

Sea kayaking – six months in

In which Sarah Horton reflects on her much beloved adventure on the waters of Western Britain. And reports in on this week’s experiences back round Anglesey once again. * I am now used to paddling ‘home and away’ as much of my kayaking experience this year has been on the sea, in Anglesey and Cornwall, but …

The “Missing Years” and the importance of sea kayaking

Those of you who remember and treasure the post on here where Sarah, the expert shopper, began gathering her kayaking kit, will rejoice in the opening statements in what follows about ‘my kayaking needs.’ Yes, she’s still shopping. But there still isn’t a pointy boat hanging up in our hallway. Not yet anyway. But do read …

Sarah in Cornwall: “Out into the open sea”

Even today at Granby Street Market people were asking me ‘How’s Sarah getting on with the sea kayaking?’ Well this is how. She’s been to Cornwall. And in a couple of weeks she’ll be back in Anglesey. In her element, literally. * This year my personal mission has been to learn to sea kayak. This …