Paddles with an Anas acuta...... unashamedly biased toward the sea kayak of that name (actually the voyages of two boats, one 'traffic over gold', one 'quill')

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Solo Paddling in Scotland

Just back from a spot of solo paddling along the coast. This is the entrance of Loch Ewe last week. Despite having done plenty of solitary mountaineering, even in Winter, I started my trip with some trepidation. Was lone kayaking for me? The swell looks larger, the waves steeper and the rocky shore less inviting for a forced landing when you are on your own. Is a 101% record for self rescue in practice sessions valid for real life? It took a couple of days for me to relax into the trip.

More posts to follow.

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