I enjoy paddling (a lot), and by that I don’t mean taking my shoes off, rolling up my trousers and stepping into the icy North Sea.  I prefer the paddling that involves a boat and a paddle. I’m not alone though as there are growing numbers of people at all ages getting involved in the

The Outdoor Paradise – A Ski and Kayak Odyssey in Europe’s Great Wild This looks like a great read although it’s only available for pre-order at the moment.  The author, James Baxter, is a member of my local Sea Kayaking club so this is a bit of a plug too, I have to admit. What’s

Thanks to Jim Krawiecki (Guardian.co.uk, Tue 1 Jul 2008) who gives us a quick guide round the best sea kayaking coastlines in Europe.  Scotland features in this list, unsurprisingly. Europe has a terrific variety of coastlines that offer differing sea kayaking experiences, both on our own shores and further afield. The UK arguably has the

If you’re just starting to get into Sea Kayaking, Scotland has so many brilliant opportunities available to paddlers of all abilities.  Here are some books that we use and reckon that would be worth considering if you’re aspiring to improve your paddling skills and get out and about on a more regular basis.  Hope you