We are Alexander and Charlotte Gannet and love Slow Travelling. We spent our 5 week summer holiday, travelling slowly with kayaks through the spectacular and dramatic landscape of the west coast of Scotland. Just being there with full awareness, disconnect from everything to connect with nature. It relaxes the mind. We have encounters with wildlife, undergo the weather, meet interesting people and exploring islands where not many people come anymore.

Yes, we have got to do everything with our own 2 hands, there are no engines or machines to help us, there is only internet when we are lucky, no cappuccino around the corner. And just for this, it is a life-changing experience.

This type of holiday asks for some qualities like creativity, perseverance, flexibility, hardiness, practical skills. It is freedom at its best.

By writing this blog we would like to inspire you to go out in nature. The adventure starts by going out of your door. Observe what is out there and learn from it.

Charlotte and Alexander Gannet



We like to fish for a good mackerel but are not catfishing you. All our stories we share are real and we own up to them. We are happy to share our birth names whenever we meet. However, Charlotte and Alexander, our blog names, will give us the freedom to write intimate stories and not run into trouble that will hinder our professional lives. Besides ‘Have you come far today?’, an often asked question is ‘how do you take a leak, in a kayak?’ Some intimate details we might share, but not with the angry parent or serious researcher that just googled us to get in touch.

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