Sea kayaking

navigation, trips, gear, techniques, training

Charlotte Gannet passing Clythness lighthouse

My own countrymen.

By Charlotte | 24th January 2020

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.

Refelction of fotographer in sunglassen of Charlotte gannet

The pictures I didn’t take.

By Charlotte | 10th January 2020

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…

view from Stroma over the Swilkie

Crossing from Stroma to Swona

By Charlotte | 20th December 2019

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.

listening to the VHF radio for the weatherforcast

All stations, all stations, all stations!

By Charlotte | 6th December 2019

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 imagine what they must look like in real life. I want to share my imaginations with you.

Eureca tent between the wild flowers on Pabay, Barra head iles

Clapotis, what a lovely word is that….

By Charlotte | 5th November 2018

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.

Charlotte in kayak with basking shark close to South Uist

As dangerous as a visit to my mother-in-law

By Alexander | 16th February 2018

‘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…

kelp at low tide, just of the coast of Mull

Wayfinding; get lost in the art of navigation.

By Alexander | 26th November 2017

If you can read the ocean, you’ll never be lost.                              …

Charlotte in the waves

Dancing on the swallower

By Charlotte | 29th October 2017

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.…

Two fishing boats at low tide in Portree, Skye

Tie up, before you lose time (or boat)

By Alexander | 16th October 2017

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe- When you step into the unknown,…