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 […]

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 […]

Exploring the littoral: On Sarah’s Birthday

“Although I am always happy to recognise that I have lived another year of my life (and there were times in the last decade when that was not always to be taken for granted), birthdays have now become a reminder of the ‘missing years’ as I now think of those years of treatment. And, I […]

Seals and swell

Sarah returns to Anglesey for some serious sea kayaking,  including dealing with some very big swells and only mildly interested seals! * I’m back in Anglesey – at last – for a few days, for my next immersion in sea kayaking. First up, two days on an improvers course, with Steve Miles, running this for […]

Challenging is the new normal, at last

For the second part of her sea kayaking holiday Sarah heads south, from Mull to Anglesey, and finds she is now comfortable in challenging waters that would have terrified her even a few weeks ago. Well  done Sarah. * Having been back from Mull for a day, I’m off again to Anglesey. I arrive at Pobty […]