Where to go when we can’t go to Scotland to kayak? You find a country simular to Scotland….Read More
And where were you?
Yes, women can paddle big waves!! I’m living proof of that.Read More
My own countrymen.
Where do you turn to when you need help? Right, to your own countrymen. They will definitely help you out. This is the best advice ever.Read More
The pictures I didn’t take.
Do you have it too? On once-in-a-lifetime-moments you either don’t have a camera or you forget to take a picture? Here is my top 5 of these moments…Read More
Crossing from Stroma to Swona
The sea and currents around the Orkney islands can be very traitorous even if you are a well trained seakayaker. In this post our adventures on the crossing between Stroma and Swona.Read More
All stations, all stations, all stations!
While listening to the weather forecast on the hand-held VHF radio, I imagine what the reader looks like. By just listening to their voices. I want to share my imaginations with you.Read More
Clapotis, what a lovely word is that….
A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned,… for he will be going out on a day he shouldn’t. But we do be afraid of the sea, and we do only be drownded now and again.Read More
As dangerous as a visit to my mother-in-law
‘Are you sane?’ she asks when we tell her we will round the Mull of Kintyre the next day. We are not surprised by the question, ‘Is that not dangerous?’ It is regularly asked when we arrive somewhere with our kayaks. People and especially my mother-in-law, think that we risk our lives when we go…Read More
Wayfinding; get lost in the art of navigation.
If you can read the ocean, you’ll never be lost. — Mau Piailug* Navigation may be defined as the science of managing the route of…Read More
Dancing on the swallower
Right in the middle of some of Europe’s most treacherous waters of the Pentland Firth lay the islands of Stroma and its smaller sister Swona. They are our stepping stones between the mainland Scotland and the islands of Orkney. We have already made the passage from mainland to Stroma. In order to get from Stroma…Read More