Meeting people

locals, artists, fellow paddlers, people, families

Watercolour after Norman Ackroyd, Mingulay Bay

The Old Man and the Sea

By Alexander | 21/12/2018

After a day, sheltering for the endless rain, we decide to explore the town a bit further and find ourselves a nice dinner. Dressed in our dark green rain ponchos…

Popular Arisaig beach with tents and kayaks

The zombie apocalypse.

By Charlotte | 23/09/2018

Have you ever thought about what to do when zombies take over the world? Neither did I until I met James on a beach in Arisaig. We land our kayaks…

Jimmy's bench on Hoy

Dae ye ivver hiv days when – as hid draas tae a close- ye lukk back an realise ye’ve aachieeved absoluutly nutheen?

By Charlotte | 09/09/2018

Don’t you just love Google Maps? It is a very useful tool to study the coastline of the Scottish Islands before visiting them. Dreaming away behind your computer before actually…

The man with bad make up.

By Charlotte | 22/06/2018

A meeting with the most tattooed senior citizen on a remote beach on Skye Scotland.

‘Do you know where the shipwreck is?’

By Charlotte | 25/05/2018

A story about a little girl with a big imagination on a quest to find the shipwreck of the SS Politician after hearing the story in the pub.

Tom Leppard, watching us over a botthy wall

I’m a weirdo and I know it

By Charlotte | 13/05/2018

What is that? Two kayaks are approaching the beach? Oh no, not today. He thinks back to an evening three nights ago when a couple in kayaks landed on his…

Plate with fried seaweed, Dulse

Foraging companionship and the taste of seaweed

By Alexander | 30/03/2018

“Do you know the different types of seaweed?” the guy asks, he’s one of the 14 nephews and cousins we just met. They stay in the large house for the…

The roof of Ensay House in a nice evening Sky

Rescued by Zorro’s mum

By Charlotte | 08/12/2017

‘When the infection is joint by high fever and shivers, this could indicate blood poisoning – a serious affliction in which medical attention is urgently needed.’ Alexander reads aloud from…

When is the book coming out?

By Charlotte | 15/09/2017

‘Did you come far today?’ ‘You’re my hero!’, ‘Are you sane?’ ‘In my next life, I want to join you!’ ‘That’s not a holiday!’ These are some quotes from the…