Boat of choice: SKUK Explorer, SKUK Quantum
Paddles of choice: Vertical Element Voyager. Vertical Element Wing S
Favourite areas: Scotland West Coast
What is it?
Some sea kayaks are made to go the distance, they are made to be loaded up and taken to far away places. Lots of food can be packed into a sea kayak. Its also easy to pack too much! Heavy boats are slow. Week long trips are relatively easy to achieve.
In Scotland there are lots of coastal Bothies to stay in and lots of remote beaches. Its easy to lose ones self in the islands and make friends with sea otters, seals and dolphins. Whale sightings are becoming more common in the UK and when we are in remote areas we are more likely to see them.
Keep your eyes on the Paddler Magazine: https://thepaddlermag.com/
Ill be submitting articles, area guides and expedition tips over the next couple of years.
I live in Plymouth, Devon and I can paddle from a slipway five minutes from my house. Last year, I paddled from Plymouth to Polzeath in three days. That was a great trip!
Keep an eye on this site for Expeditions Blogs, recommendations and tips.
The Big Plan 2019
A massive open water mission. Right now we are training for this and training is going well. Crossing some of the busiest shipping lanes in the world and tackling the UK’s fastest tidal flows. We aim to cover the distance quickly and have a fast and light approach. One thing we learnt whilst doing the Roof Of Britain Ultra expedition in 2018 is that we love open water, rhythm and flow. Follow us on Insta, FB and The Paddler Mag.